Grades 1 - 8 | Our Approach

Akiba-Schechter Jewish Day School provides an excellent secular and Judaic education in Hyde Park to a diverse community of Jewish children from all over Chicagoland.

Our mission is to promote academic excellence and to develop students with strong Jewish identities, who are committed to responsible citizenship and the performance of mitzvoth. 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.

Our school is unique in many ways. The students and teachers come from diverse Jewish observance and cultures, forming a family whose members respect one another because of their differences - not in spite of them. New students are integrated into the Akiba family every year,through multi-age events and all-school programs. Special aspects of our program include small class sizes, multi-age classrooms and flexible age grouping.

Click here to learn more about our philosophy - what we do, how we do it, and why we do it (PDF Download, 102kb).

Click here for a detailed overview of our curriculum (PDF Download, 625kb).


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