Solomon Schechter School of Manhattan
Our mission is to ignite within our students a passion for learning and a commitment to translating ideas into meaningful action.
Through inquiry, close reading, and thoughtful debate across the academic disciplines, our students become independent learners and powerful communicators. They cultivate their Jewish identities through joyful prayer, exploration of the Torah’s wisdom, mastery of Hebrew, and participation in Jewish life. They engage, support, and challenge one another as members of a collaborative, caring community.
Schechter Manhattan graduates confidently go forth to meet the intellectual, social, and moral challenges that lie ahead, poised not only to do well in life, but also to do good in the world.
Part of the Schechter Day School Network, Schechter Manhattan is affiliated with the Conservative movement, and is fully egalitarian. Its student body is quite diverse, including families from Conservative, Reform, Orthodox, and non-affiliated backgrounds. The school has grown exponentially and consistently since its founding in 1996, and is known as an exemplar in Jewish and secular education by the Partnership for Excellence in Jewish Education (PEJE) and the Avi Chai Foundation, among others, is fully accredited by the New York State Association of Independent Schools, and has won two coveted Blackboard Awards in the past.