Welcome
Welcome to
Akiba-Schechter

Jewish Day School & Community Early Childhood Program, Kindergarten & Grades 1-8

Chicago

Applications Now Open
for the 2024-2025 School Year

Why Choose
What We Value
1.

We value joyful Judaism

2.

We value teaching children not subjects

3.

We value respect for all humanity

4.

We value Jewish unity

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A Diverse Community of Jewish Children
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Welcome
Welcome to
Akiba-Schechter

Jewish Day School & Community Early Childhood Program, Kindergarten & Grades 1-8

Chicago

Applications Now Open
for the 2024-2025 School Year

Why Choose
What We Value
1.

We value joyful Judaism

2.

We value teaching children not subjects

3.

We value respect for all humanity

4.

We value Jewish unity

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A Diverse Community of Jewish Children
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Who Is Akiba?

Akiba-Schechter Jewish Day School

Akiba-Schechter Jewish Day School is a community preschool and kindergarten and a Jewish day school for grades 1-8. Akiba-Schechter attracts families from throughout the Chicago metropolitan area, from Northbrook to NW Indiana, and abroad.

Akiba provides an excellent secular and Judaic education in Hyde Park to a diverse community of children from all over Chicagoland. Students study all aspects of our curriculum together in multi-aged classes. By focusing on the individual gifts and needs of each student, our students form a caring family of learners who are committed to responsible citizenship, the performance of Mitzvot, and each other.

Akiba-Schechter Jewish Day School is a community preschool and kindergarten and a Jewish day school for grades 1-8. Akiba-Schechter attracts families from throughout the Chicago metropolitan area, from Northbrook to NW Indiana, and abroad.
Akiba provides an excellent secular and Judaic education in Hyde Park to a diverse community of children from all over Chicagoland. Students study all aspects of our curriculum together in multi-aged classes. By focusing on the individual gifts and needs of each student, our students form a caring family of learners who are committed to responsible citizenship, the performance of Mitzvot, and each other.

Why Choose Akiba?

Akiba-Schechter’s Early Childhood program provides an award-winning, play-based Preschool and Kindergarten, inspired by Reggio-Emilia that includes and embraces all faiths and ethnicities. Children learn how to be a good friend, start the path to becoming a life-long learner, and joyfully celebrate Shabbat and Jewish Holidays.

Akiba-Schechter’s Grade School (1-8) provides a rigorous, project based dual curriculum (secular and Judaic studies) that stresses critical thinking and individualized attention in small classes. By living Jewish concepts such as gemilut hasadim (loving kindness) or ometz lev (courage), Akiba students develop an identity as ethical individuals with a moral compass.

Please come see the school in action and find out for yourself. You do not need to be Jewish to attend the Early Childhood program. The Grade School welcomes all families choosing to raise their children as Jews.

Values
We teach children, not subjects. Our student-driven, project based education is meaningful, authentic, and joyful.
History
We have a 70-plus-year history and community roots in Chicago’s Hyde Park Neighborhood on the South Side.
Results

Over the last 15 years, 93% of our graduates who applied to CPS Selective Enrollment High Schools were admitted to their 1st choice.

Teach each child according to their way. Even when they grow old, they will not turn away from it.

(Proverbs 22:6)

Start Your Journey

Visit Akiba-Schechter to see our unique approach to education and the supportive community we provide. You will tour the campus, meet administrators and teachers, observe classes, and ask questions to determine if our school is a good fit for your family and your child.

Apply Online

Inquire
Fill out our online form and Carla Goldberg, Director of Early Childhood & Admissions, will be in touch as soon as possible.
Schedule a Visit

In-person tours are currently available and can be scheduled. We look forward to getting to know you and your family.

We Value Teaching Children, Not Subjects

We Value Respect for all Humanity

We Value Unity
We Value Joyfulness