In 1998, the School purchased from Congregation Rodfei Zedek two buildings in which it had
operated since 1972 - Hoffman House (home to the elementary school) and the 1950's Pre-School
building. In the less than two years from June 2003 to April 2005, Akiba-Schechter bid farewell
to Hoffman House and built the striking new elementary school building used today. The new building
was designed by Chicago's award-winning architect
and has received much critical acclaim. Within the next few years, we look forward to the
renovation of the Pre-School building and the completion of our campus.
Akiba-Schechter Jewish Day School is accredited by the State of Illinois and is affiliated with Associated Talmud Torahs and Community Foundation for Jewish Education of Metropolitan Chicago. Akiba-Schechter is a beneficiary agency of the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago supported by the Jewish United Fund. Akiba-Schechter's Pre-School and Kindergarten is a NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) accredited program open to all children that creates a safe, stimulating, nurturing environment for children to learn through active exploration and play.
It is our mission to promote academic excellence and develop students with strong Jewish identities. By focusing on the individual gifts and needs of each student, our teachers create a caring family of learners who are committed to responsible citizenship and the performance of mitzvot. We view the creation of the State of Israel as one of the seminal events in Jewish history. Recognizing the significance of Israel and its national institutions, we seek to instill in our students an attachment to the State of Israel and its people as well as a sense of responsibility for their welfare.
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