The final year at SSA is structured on a middle school model with a coordinator who oversees the team of teachers who instruct math, science, history, language arts, Hebrew, Judaics, health, and study skills. Having juggled a varied course load, along with the demands of numerous teachers, graduates leave SSA able to transition smoothly to any middle school environment. As leaders in the school, sixth graders are paired with first graders as book buddies, become environmental ambassadors by attending a four-day retreat at TEVA (nature’s classroom for day schools), and model tzedakah in action by organizing the annual fall walk-a-thon. Sixth grade is a time of growth and increased responsibility, a culmination that prepares for a new beginning beyond the confines of SSA’s nurturing.
"SSA has been an awesome experience for our boys and our family. The desire to learn, respect for others, and becoming a better person, are only just a bit of what my children have gained from Schechter. My boys loved going to school every day—that's how I know we made the right choice."
— Wes and Ellen Hyde, parents of SSA alumni Evan, Jordan and Steven