Our Mission: 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. Boys and girls study all aspects of our curriculum together in multi-aged classes. 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, the performance of mitzvot and support for the State of Israel and its people.
Our school is unique in many ways. Most important: we teach students, not subjects. 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-Schechter family every year through all-school events and multi-class programs. We are especially proud of our multi-age classrooms and low student-teacher ratio. Click below to watch an informational film about our school.