School Profile

Krieger Schechter Day School (KSDS) is a co-educational, K–8 independent day school with high academic standards and a core of Jewish values. We draw Jewish students from Baltimore City and the greater Baltimore area. We are committed to shaping intellectually engaged young people of strong character and deep commitment to their Jewish identity.

General Information

  • Co-ed K–8, Baltimore-area independent Jewish day school
  • Founded in 1981
  • Head of School Bil Zarch
  • Lower School: K-4 (8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.)
  • Middle School: 5-8 (8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.)
  • Most common entry points: Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grades 5/6

Accreditation and Affiliations

  • Owned by Chizuk Amuno Congregation
  • Accredited by the Association of Independent Maryland Schools (AIMS)
  • Member of the Solomon Schechter Day School Association
  • Affiliated with the Center for Jewish Education of Baltimore

Location

  • 8100 Stevenson Road in Pikesville, just outside the Baltimore Beltway
  • Our environmentally friendly, "green" campus facility features brightly lit classrooms, an art room, science labs, music room, computer labs, gymnasium, performance spaces, a chapel, and access to Chizuk Amuno Congregation's Sanctuary and museum. Our school building also houses a two-story library and media center housing more than 25,000 items for student use. Our outdoor space includes ball fields and an athletic court.

Students

  • Total number of students: 390
  • Number in the Lower School: 188
  • Number in the Middle School: 202
  • Student-faculty ratio: 9 to 1

Faculty

  • KSDS has 83 faculty members, 80% of whom hold a master's degree or higher.
  • Average years of teaching experience: 18
  • Average years at KSDS: 12

Parent Groups

  • Parents Association with full-time board and general members
  • Class Parents
  • Hesed Parents
  • Alumni Parents

Curriculum

  • Rigorous, dual-language curriculum in English and Hebrew for all grades, including Kindergarten
  • Sixty percent of each day is devoted to general studies and 40% to Judaic studies.
  • A customized track for new students enrolling in Grade 6 makes entrance possible for students with little to no foundation in Hebrew and Judaic studies.
  • Honors math programs in Middle School, with Algebra II offered in Grade 8

Athletics

  • Teams: Baseball (Boys); Basketball; Cross Country; Lacrosse; Soccer; Softball (Girls); Track & Field
  • Opponents: Jemicy School, The Odyssey School, St. Paul's School, Beth Tfiloh, Waldorf School of Baltimore, Oldfields School, Cambridge School, Gerstell Academy

Outcomes

  • Of our Grade 8 graduates, 70% enter private and 30% enter public high schools.
  • The top ten high school destinations for KSDS graduates from 2005 to 2009 were: The Park School, McDonogh, The Gilman School, Baltimore City College High School, Carver High School for the Arts, Shoshana S. Cardin, Friends, Baltimore Polytechnic, Roland Park Country School and Beth Tfiloh.

Early Drop-Off and After School Care

Before-school care is available from 7:30 a.m. at no charge. After-school care runs from 3:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. at a cost of $215 per month. Extra-curricular activities are offered as well.

Transportation

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Nondiscrimination Statement

The Krieger Schechter Day School admits Jewish students of any race, color, or national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, or national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic or other school-administered programs or in employment of faculty or administrative staff.

Links

Association of Independent Maryland Schools

Chizuk Amuno Congregation

 

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