A New Standard in Distance Learning: Schechter Manhattan

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Schechter Manhattan, located at 805 Columbus Ave (at 100th Street), is hosting a virtual information session for prospective parents to speak with and hear from administrators, alumni, and parents of current students.

Schechter’s core values—a student-centered approach, responsive learning and teaching, and a welcoming, inclusive Jewish community—have made the transition to distance learning easy. Both teachers and students are adaptive and curious, which means that learning from home has presented new opportunities, rather than challenges.

Students have transformed homes into a joyful extension of the classroom. They’re writing memoirs, designing physics experiments and living museums, and working on Schechter’s annual STEAMFEST, all while using Zoom, screencasts, and other tools to work with their classmates and teachers.

Parents have been thrilled by the opportunity to see how their children are building vital problem-solving and critical thinking skills.

“My children are continuing to thrive even through distance learning because of the engaging, challenging work that their teachers are providing. I have been so impressed at how much they are able to do in subjects like art and science — without the materials they have at school, and using their creativity and ingenuity to make their own shake tables to demonstrate plate tectonics, for example. And it is a pleasure to see their excitement in real time as they do it!”

Parents of a 3rd and 6th grader

For older students, Schechter Manhattan continues to provide individualized high school and college placement assistance, based on our deep understanding of each student and how they learn best. This process begins in 7th grade, when students start working with dedicated high school counselors who help them identify what they are looking for in a future education.

Questions? Contact Judy Ney, Director of Admissions, to schedule a personal conversation at org.

And to register for the virtual sessions, please click here!

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