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Our Mission

Know from where you came and where you are going (Pirkei Avot, 3:1)
דע מאין באת, ולאן אתה הולך
Schechter Queens is a Jewish Day School, which provides our students with an inspiring, caring and safe environment, fostering diversity while encouraging individuality. In partnership with our families and community, we cultivate the future generation of the Jewish people while giving our students the tools to achieve academic excellence and surmount tomorrow’s challenges. Within our students, we nurture the life-long values of acceptance, humanity, honesty, and perseverance and instill in them “menschkeit” and a strong Jewish identity, infused with a love of Torah, Zionism, and Israel.
At Schechter Queens, we embrace a diverse, multicultural, and multilingual Jewish community of students from pre-school through eighth grade, privileged to have New York City as their classroom. Our dedicated, supportive, and warm faculty and staff work together to foster a strong and vibrant community and an excellent academic and Jewish environment. Together, they stimulate and cultivate students’ creativity, independence, and intellectual curiosity by utilizing cutting-edge pedagogical methods and technologies. Our students are taught to reach their full potential through a dual Judaic and secular studies curriculum, rooted in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math). Together they study Torah, modern Hebrew, Israel, and explore Jewish traditions. Schechter Queens students build lifelong ties and get to know their community and themselves, graduating with the knowledge and confidence to meet the challenges of high-school and beyond.
Schechter Queens Pillars
1. Personal and Academic Excellence
2. Love of Learning
3. Appreciation of American Democracy
4. Knowledge of Hebrew & Judaism
5. Passion for Zionism and Israel
6. Sense of Family and Community
7. Chesed and Acceptance of All
8. Diversity alongside Individuality

Recent News

Judaic Studies Professional Development Symposium

Schechter Queens Judaic Studies administrators and teachers welcomed 40 colleagues from a dozen Jewish Day Schools in the Northeast on Sunday, November 14, for some incredible professional development learning and sharing led by Dr. Esty Gross, Director of Education at the Center of Educational Technology and Adjunct Professor at the University of Southern California. Participants delved into the Development of Speaking Skills Workshop among other activities. We hope to host many more symposiums for our staff and community schools in the near future.
Judaic Studies Professional Development Symposium Featured Photo

A Petting Zoo Came To Visit Schechter Queens

In honor of Parshat Noach, a petting zoo came to visit Schechter Queens. The children had so much fun petting and feeding the goats, bunnies, and Coco the horse. It really tickled as the animals licked up all the yummy food. Each class had an opportunity to have a fun and bumpy hay ride. It was so wonderful to see real animals just as they were learning about the animals that went into Noach’s ark.
A Petting Zoo Came To Visit Schechter Queens Featured Photo

NY State eCYBERMISSION Competition

Congratulations to our 6th and 7th grade teams for meeting all requirements for state prizes in the NY State eCYBERMISSION Competition.
NY State eCYBERMISSION Competition Featured Photo

Schechter Queens Weather Report in Spanish

Many of our middle school students have the opportunity to learn Spanish, an additional foreign language. We are proud of our student's accomplishments and hope you enjoy this video clip of the weather in Spanish.
Schechter Queens Weather Report in Spanish Featured Photo


Siddur Celebration