Gross Schechter Day School’s Middle School program stresses critical thinking and creativity, curiosity and perseverance and global awareness and personal responsibility.
Gross Schechter Day School’s Middle School program stresses critical thinking and creativity, curiosity and perseverance, and global awareness and personal responsibility. The Gross Schechter graduate is a confident thought-leader within each of his/her communities, and easily takes on and excels in leadership and advocacy positions.
To develop students with strong senses of identity and purpose, students progressively take on more ownership of and pride in their education and goals as they move through the middle school years. All parties — students, families, and staff — work together to set and reach personalized goals and measures of success that showcase the value each student brings as well as individual passions and talents. Our skilled teachers and staff build trust and community that allows for close collaboration by which students are better able to define passions and skills. In turn, teachers utilize the student’s unique interests and skills to build an individualized curriculum.
Each class within our dual curriculum program holds students to high, rigorous standards with outstanding results. Staff collaborate on curriculum and skills to enhance student learning across subject and curricular areas. With the help of our one-to-one student Chromebooks and up-to-date ed-tech knowledge, all divisions — from Bible to Science — infuse technology into curriculum, helping to build twenty-first century-ready learners and upstanding digital citizens who are both competent and confident in their technology skills.
The strong focus on Jewish values embedded into all aspects of a Gross Schechter education cultivates students who are adept in communicating within a variety of forums to a variety of ages. Our students are independent, creative problem-solvers, unafraid of using out-of-the-box thinking to impact the greater world. Some of the many highlights of a Gross Schechter Middle School experience are:
Once in a lifetime academic travel opportunities bring learning to life, including a 7th grade trip to Washington, DC; a Middle School arts excursions (both within Cleveland’s expansive arts community and other non local venues); and of course, the 8th grade Israel trip, a three-week culmination of a student’s Gross Schechter education.