Gross Schechter Day School is committed to providing students in preschool through the 8th gradewith an education equally outstanding in general and Judaic studies. With a focus onacademic rigor and critical thinking, our dual curriculum educates the whole child to develop analyticaland creative abilities, to examine arguments and data, to write and speak clearly, and to applyethics, logic and creativity in their daily lives. The creative fusion of our general and Judaicstudies nurtures intellectual curiosity andprovides answers especially to the centralquestion, What would Judaism say about this?Like other top-tier private schools, our generalstudies curriculum teaches critical corecompetencies including math, science, English,social studies and communication skills -- at anadvanced level. Our teaching staff is trainedto address the different learning styles andabilities of our students in order to meet theeducational needs of each child.The Judaic studies curriculum integrates instruction in Hebrew, Bible (tanach), holidays (chagim), prayers(tfillot), values (arachim), customs (minhagim) and Israel. Students increasingly appreciate the studyof sacred texts, opportunities for ongoing spiritual development, and respect for different points of view.Anchored in the evolving ethics and values of Conservative Jewish thought and practice, Schechtergives students a love of Jewish learning, a strong value system, excellent academics, adept studyskills, self-confidence, and pride in their heritage as Jews and Americans. This proven foundationfacilitates a seamless segue to high school,college and beyond.