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