Southern Connecticut Hebrew Academy is a community school founded by Chabad and open to all Jewish students, Preschool through eighth grade. The school provides an excellent Judaic and secular education in an atmosphere of warmth and enthusiasm, to help students develop into responsible and capable leaders with an enduring love of Judaism. With this foundation, graduates are well prepared with the skills to continue their education at the institution of their choice. The school recognizes the importance of dedicated faculty and parents working together to imbue students with Torah values, community responsibility, and a love of Israel. SCHA encourages each child to develop as a whole, by building fine character traits and instilling a life-long love of learning.
SCHA (K - 8) Full-time Only
Building Fund Commitment
Each family is responsible for $1,500 for the SCHA Building Fund. If the full amount is not received by December 31, of the current school year, the remaining amount will be billed through the FACTS Tuition Management & Payment Processing System.
The Registration Fee of $400, (non-refundable) for each student must accompany each application.
All pupils are accepted on the basis of a ten-month school year as defined by the Board of Admissions. No exceptions to this rule may be made.
The non-refundable registration fee and completed registration forms reserve a space for each child. Upon notice of financial commitment, a meeting will be held with the business office to sign the financial contract.
Financial Aid is provided on a case-by-case basis. Please contact the Business Office for information.
Click here to apply for Financial Aid.
Thank you to all those who contribute to our Scholarship Fund including:
The Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven and Federation for Jewish Philanthropy of Upper Fairfield County (who provide grants for students in their catchment area).
Tuition payments are made through FACTS Tuition Management & Payment Processing System. You can set up your account during your registration meeting with the business office or directly at their website by clicking on their logo.
$1,500 per family
“Quality Education Rooted in Values … Planting the Seeds for Future Success”
At Southern Connecticut Hebrew Academy that motto is our guiding principle. Our challenging, dual curriculums of Judaic and Secular studies complement each other. Teachers work together to create a seamless learning experience based on the following principles:
All children can experience success in learning.
Assessing children’s prior knowledge identifies the starting point of new learning
Intervention options ensure student achievement
A strong partnership among home, school, and the community promotes students’ success
A variety of tools that are consistent, ongoing, and aligned with instruction can best assess student progress
Southern Connecticut Hebrew Academy was founded on the ideals of Torah and as such, ethics and values are incorporated into every aspect of the student’s day. Our students develop outstanding academic and social skills while building the self-confidence necessary to succeed in a contemporary world.
For a detailed list of skills and benchmarks for each age group, please call the school to schedule an interview.
Baruch Kaplan (Principal)
Erin Lichtenstein (Asst. Principal) Ellen Poe (K & 2, Secular)
Pessy Malachowski (K, Judaic)
Sara R. Abramowitz (K, Asst.)
Wendy Jodon (K, Asst.)
Sarah Hartwell (1 & 3, Secular)
Rachael Scheff (1, Judaic)
Mendel Barrocas (3 & 7/8, Judaic)
Alison Genovese (4, Secular)
Yonah Fenton (4 & 5, Judaic)
Windy Jones (5, Secular)
Mary Sinise (6, Secular)
Bracha Hecht (6, Judaic)
Joseph Hartmann (6,7,8, Judaic)
Rochel B. Yaffe (7/8, Judaic)
Sheindy Brackman (7/8, Judaic)
Chanie Wilhelm (7/8, Judaic)
Stan Latkowski (7/8, Secular & PE)
Robyn Stewart (Science Enrichment 4,5,6 & 7/8 Science)
Samantha Townsend (7/8, Secular)
Cassie Bourgeois (Art)
Beth Lopez (PE)
Louise Bisch (librarian)
Mae Anne Wilner (social worker)
Shelley Hall (special-ed)
Betzalel Sandman (tutor)