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Frequently Asked Questions

Q.  What if my child has attended another Jewish Day School?

We welcome you! Students have transferred successfully from many other day schools, locally and nationally. Pre-admission interviews and testing are required.

Q.  What if my child has not attended a Jewish Day School?

It is never too late to start! Our faculty provide individualized programs to meet the needs of every child. If your family is committed to a vibrant and intensive education, we are committed to your family and will work with your child to bring him/her up to class level.

Q.  What if we are not “Orthodox” or feel that we are less traditional than other families?

We encourage all interested families to join the SCHA community where we emphasize respect and inclusion for all. We do not impose; we merely expose our children to the beauty of Judaism.

Q.  How does SCHA’s curriculum compare to public school?

It has been shown that SCHA students tend to score higher on national standardized testing than their counterparts in public schools. Our classes are based on the Connecticut Educational Frameworks, which allows each student to achieve the highest levels of academic excellence. SCHA is fully accredited by the State of Connecticut Department of Education. Small class size, low student to teacher ratio, outstanding and devoted faculty, dual curriculum, and current teaching methods will help your child reach his or her fullest potential. We focus on the individual student on each level of education.

Q.  What is the role of technology in the curriculum?

SCHA’s Technology program promotes the use of technology as a learning tool to facilitate the development of academic skills by providing innovative and engaging technology opportunities for students and teachers.


Q.  Will my child get into a good Secondary School or University?

SCHA graduates have been accepted to many fine secondary schools such as Bais Chana Academy, Ramaz, Manhattan High School, Prospect Park Yeshiva, Hopkins, Ner Yisroel, and Hamden Hall. Our graduates have been accepted at leading colleges and universities including: Yale, Brandeis, Columbia, Barnard, Princeton, Yeshiva University, and Stern College.  Our alumni are making their mark in the fields of business, law, medicine, education, the arts and community affairs all over the world.

Q.  Will my child get into a good Yeshiva?

SCHA graduates have been accepted to outstanding Yeshivot and Seminaries, including: Neve Yerushalayim, Machon Gold, MTA, Ohel Chana – Melbourne, Beit Chana-Tzfat, Yeshiva Tomchei Tmimim, Michlala, and Brisk.

Q.  Does the school offer extracurricular activities?

Yes, seasonally we offer chess, tennis, crafts, math and science clubs, and both boys’ and girls’ basketball. New clubs are added based on student interest.