Schechter Manhattan Reopening In Preparation For Full-Time In-Person Learning This Fall

Schechter Manhattan is safely welcoming students back to its building five days a week this fall! The K-8 Jewish day school is located at 805 Columbus Avenue, between 99th and 100th Streets. Since opening in 1996, Schechter has offered students a learning community where they are celebrated for all of who they are and encouraged to pursue their passions. If you want to learn more, Schechter Manhattan is hosting a virtual information session on August 12 at 8pm … register here!

In preparation for reopening its doors, Schechter Manhattan has outlined an extensive plan for the health and safety of its students, faculty and staff. This plan covers social distancing protocols, physical barriers, outdoor time for mask breaks, continuing to utilizing technology in the classroom and more). The full reopening plan can be viewed here.

When the COVID-19 crisis began, Schechter Manhattan initiated a seamless transition to virtual learning because of their adaptability and core educational values. The school plans to utilize these tools in a variety of ways throughout the coming school year.

“My children are continuing to thrive even through distance learning because of the engaging, challenging work that their teachers are providing. I have been so impressed at how much they are able to do in subjects like art and science — without the materials they have at school, and using their creativity and ingenuity to make their own shake tables to demonstrate plate tectonics, for example. And it is a pleasure to see their excitement in real time as they do it!”

Parents of a 3rd and 6th grader

Winner of the Blackboard Award for Excellent Elementary School in NYC in 2016, the school balances academic rigor with personal exploration, offering a curriculum firmly rooted in the 21st century, focused on research, writing, presentations, collaboration, and self-reflection. The school has a consistent track record of placing students in the best public and independent high schools in New York City.

Schechter Manhattan is dedicated to growing the academic, emotional and social development of each of their students, emphasizing both collaborative and strategic thinking.

Another area of importance is each student’s exploration of Judaism and the development of their own Jewish identity. “Jewish practice is a source of meaning and Jewish learning has wisdom that applies to our lives. Jewish living and learning helps us to reach our goals and continues to compel us towards communal engagement.”

“We came to this school in 3rd grade from public school, looking for a Jewish education, a closer community feel, and a place that felt like home. We found all of this and more. In busy NYC, Schechter Manhattan feels like a sweet, warm, nurturing school where my kids are getting an amazing education, a joyful Jewish experience, and growing as well-rounded human beings. There’s a huge focus on qualities, values, and an education that is so much more than academic. We’ve been blown away by our experience thus far, and now have 3 kids at this unique school!”

Schechter Manhattan’s multi-dimensional Jewish and General Studies curriculum nurtures the whole child in a creative and challenging learning environment. Each K-5th grade classroom is staffed by teachers who are all bilingual in Hebrew and English.

Through Schechter’s STEAM program, students work together to solve real world problems by learning skills such as coding, which begins in kindergarten.

To learn more about Schechter Manhattan, please register for the virtual information session on August 12 at 8pm: http://tinyurl.com/virtualschechter.

Questions? Please email communications@schechtermanhattan.org or call (212) 427-9500.

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