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Solomon Schechter Day School Of Raritan Valley is a Conservative Jewish day school serving students in kindergarten through eighth grade located in East Brunswick, New Jersey, United States. It is affiliated with the Solomon Schechter Day School Association. The school's mission is "To operate a financially sound Jewish Day School that offers a superior general studies program coupled with a rich program in Judaic studies in an environment that thrives on Jewish values", with classes in all grades averaging 18 students.[1]

The school is located in the Raritan Valley, which covers Union, Somerset, and Hunterdon counties, as well as the northern portion of Middlesex County.

As of the 2007-08 school year, the school had an enrollment of 155 students and 22.0 classroom teachers (on a FTE basis), for a student-teacher ratio of 7.0.[2]

Awards and recognition

During the 2009-10 school year, Solomon Schechter Day School of Raritan Valley was awarded the Blue Ribbon School Award of Excellence by the United States Department of Education, the highest award an American school can receive.[3] The school was the only private school among the nine winners in New Jersey that year, one of 50 private schools nationwide to be honored and one of only two Jewish-affiliated schools to receive this recognition. Head of School Dr. Howard Rosenblatt indicated that the school qualified for this national honor by demonstrating sustained academic achievement in the school over a period of years. An application was submitted in fall 2008 and reviewed by the Council for American Private Education, which passes on its choices for private schools to be honored to the Department of Education.[4]

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References

  1. Our Vision and Mission, Solomon Schechter Day School of Raritan Valley. Accessed October 29, 2009.
  2. School information for the Solomon Schechter Day School of Raritan Valley, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed October 29, 2009.
  3. 2009 Blue Ribbon Schools: All Public and Private Schools, United States Department of Education. Accessed October 29, 2009.
  4. Traum, Alexander. "Schechter of Raritan Valley Garners Blue Ribbon Honors", The Jewish State, September 25, 2009. Accessed October 29, 2009.

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