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Our Programs

Gross Schechter Day School begins in Infant Care
and continues through 8th Grade.

Student Life

Providing a quality, well-rounded experience for our students. At Schechter, we want our students to be engaged in and outside of the classroom  We are proud to offer many after school  activities for our students and continue to add additional programs each year.

Athletic Programs

At Gross Schechter, one of our core values is Btzelem Elokim (all are made in G-d’s image), where we value the uniqueness of each individual and instill the concept of Shmirat Ha’guf (caring for your body), where health and wellness is a priority. To that end, our students receive physical education multiple times per week. For our middle school students, we offer two different after-school team sports that practice and compete in a league with other area independent schools including: Co-Ed Varsity and JV Basketball, and Co-Ed Soccer.

Student Government

Our Middle School students elect student government representatives who meet weekly under the advisory of Julia Meyer Middle School Social Studies Teacher and Sixth Grade Advisor. Student government is responsible for programming, leadership and student advisory.

Programs that Student Government Plans Include:

  • After-school activities, including movies and dances
  • Running the concessions cart at sporting events
  • Student fundraising
  • Early Childhood-Buddy Havdalah
  • And many more!

Student Life: After School Activities

Art Club

Students in Kindergarten through Second grade who join Art Club will meet weekly to learn new art techniques and create special projects.

Contact Laura Lash for more details.

Middle School Soccer

Our Middle School students can participate in our co-ed soccer team. The team plays games against other local middle school teams which culminates in a playoff tournament.

Middle School Basketball

Girls and Boys basketball is a great way for students to show their school spirit and love of the sport!

Yearbook Club

Our middle school students work together to layout and provide editorial copy for the Schechter yearbook.

Contact Danielle Shainker for more details.


Got Spirit? Students in grades Kindergarten through 4th grade show their spirit with choreographed routines. The team gets a chance to perform during Schechter basketball games.

Contact Destiny French for more details.

National Bible Contest

The National Bible Contest (Chidon HaTanach) unites young Jews from across country through mastery of text and our shared heritage. Open to students in grades 6-8, with a chance to compete in the National Finals in New York each year.

Contact Elana Perlin for more details.

IAC Keshet Cleveland

The Israeli American Council brings a weekly club that gives participants a taste of Israeli life and culture. Offered for students in Pre-K through 2nd grade.

Contact Iris Granot for more details.

Israeli Dancing

Israeli Dancing is available for our 2nd – 5th graders. The group meets on Thursday afternoons and is run by our Cleveland Shinshinim. It is a blast for all students! We can’t wait to see your moves!

Contact Sheri Gross for more details.

... and more!

There are always new clubs and activities being added, stay tuned!