School Profile

Krieger Schechter Day School is a co-educational, K–8 independent day school with high academic standards and a foundation of Jewish values. We are committed to shaping intellectually engaged young people of strong character with a deep commitment to their Jewish identity.

General Information

  • Co-ed, K – 8 independent Jewish day school in Baltimore
  • Pluralistic, Jewish day school that welcoming all levels of Jewish observance 
  • Founded in 1981
  • Head of School: Rabbi Moshe Schwartz
  • Lower School Hours: Kindergarten – 4th Grade 
    • Monday – Thursday 8:15 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    • Friday 8:15 a.m. – 2:35 p.m.
  • Middle School Hours: 5th – 8th Grades 
    • Monday: 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    • Tuesday – Thursday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    • Friday 8:00 a.m. – 2:35 p.m. 
  • Common entry points include:
    • Kindergarten
    • 1st Grade*
    • 5th Grade*
    • 6th Grade*

*Our Bridges Lateral Entry Program facilitates the transition for students entering Grades 1 – 8

Accreditation and Affiliations

Campus

  • Our campus is located just outside the beltway at 8100 Stevenson Road, Pikesville
  • Our Maryland Certified Green School utilizes solar power, includes a state of the art 3D Makerspace, music rooms, science labs, woodshop, gymnasium, performance spaces,  a chapel, and access to Chizuk Amuno Congregation’s Sanctuary and museum of artifacts.
  • Our school has a two-story library and media center housing more than 25,000 items for student use.
  • Our outdoor space includes a modern, community-built playground; ball fields; and an athletic court.

Students & Faculty

  • Average class size: 15
  • 78 faculty members, 65% of whom hold a master’s degree or higher.
  • Average years of teaching experience: 18
  • Average years at KSDS: 10

Parent Groups

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

Curriculum

  • Rigorous, dual-language curriculum in English and Hebrew for all grades, including Kindergarten
  • 60% of each day is devoted to general studies and 40% to Judaic studies.
  • A customized track–the Bridges Lateral Entry Program–for new students enrolling in Grades 1-8 makes entrance possible for students with little to no foundation in Hebrew and Judaic studies.
  • Honors math programs in Middle School, with Geometry 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

Graduates

  • Of our Grade 8 graduates, 70% enter private and 30% enter public high schools.
  • High school destinations for KSDS graduates include: Baltimore City College High School, Baltimore Polytechnic, Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School, The Bryn Mawr School, Carver Center for Arts & Technology, Friends School, The Gilman School, McDonogh, The Park School, and Roland Park Country School. 

Early Drop-Off and After School Care

Before school care is available from 7:40 to 8:00 am. After-school care runs from 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm and the monthly cost varies depending on the number of days per week the service is utilized. Extra-curricular activities may be offered as well. For more information about after school care, please contact Heidi Fisher.

Transportation

Many of our families carpool. Contact Director of Admission Nissa Weinberg for more information.

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.

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