History

Our school was founded as the Jewish Day School Association of Cleveland in 1980 with just 15 students in kindergarten and first grade at then-Congregation Beth Am.  We were later renamed as Solomon Schechter Day School of Cleveland. As grades were added, the school moved to Greenview School in South Euclid, where it grew to over 150 students in kindergarten through 8th grade. Schechter then moved to Park Synagogue, and later to the Malvern School in Shaker Heights in 1992, where it added a preschool. 

We moved to our brand-new campus in Pepper Pike in August 2002 and changed our name to Gross Schechter Day School.  Today, with more than 270 students, Schechter remains a vibrant and spiritual community, providing students with resources to benefit from an award-winning education in Judaic and general studies and instilling them with a pride and love for their Judaism.  It is truly an experience for life

Gross Schechter Day School is a member of the Schechter Day School Network, an association of Jewish schools across 17 U.S. states and 2 Canadian provinces, which shares philosophy, principles, beliefs and practices of the Conservative movement.