Akiba-schechter Jewish Day School

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5235 S Cornell Ave

Chicago, IL 60615

(773) 493-8880

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Grades: PK - 8

School Type: Private

Student Enrollment: 140

Students Per Teacher: 5

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23 Parent Reviews for Akiba-schechter Jewish Day School

Akiba was denied academic accreditation twice. There are some good teachers but the general atmosphere is one lacking in professionalism. The older grades have very small class sizes due to lack of students and there is a large percentage of students who are children of faculty... unfortunately, this ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 12/30/13

While Akiba seems to do a decent job for elementary students, the middle school is seriously lacking. The teachers are of uneven quality and there appears to be little coordination between faculty leaving the middle schoolers foundering under mounds of homework. Year after year, incidents of bullying ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 06/10/13

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Posted by a principal on 10/24/11

Wow- I'm very surprised that anyone would think that Akiba is not geared towards working with gifted students and helping them reach their full potential. The thing I most love about Akiba is that my gifted child is celebrated and encouraged to excel, both in Secular and Judaic studies. I love that the ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 02/08/11

Akiba-Schechter is an amazing school! My children are alumni and the excellent foundation they received at the school prepared them to excel in high school and ultimately to go to fine universities. More importantly, they have retained their love of learning into adulthood.

Posted by a other on 07/22/10

Akiba-Schechter is a warm, nurturing environment that allows students to really soar into who they are meant to be--and this is determined by the student. I really value teaching here because the teachers and students actually enjoy each other. Learning is fun and painless--as it's meant to be.

Posted by a teacher on 07/20/10

I don't know what the May 31st poster is talking about. My daughter is gifted and working 2, 3 or 4 years above grade level in every subject. Because the school emphasizes an individualized curriculum, students get to work at their own levels. She is thriving. Furthermore, this year the school had students ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 07/06/10

Grades 1 through 8 are not academically accredited. This should serve as sufficient tip off to anyone considering the school for extremely bright and motivated students. The school best serves students with intellectual and behavioral disorders. There are some stars in the teaching staff but otherwise, ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/31/10

Great administration that allows the excellent teachers the freedom to teach.

Posted by a parent on 04/24/10

My son's teachers have instilled a interest in learning in him that is a pleasure to watch..

Posted by a parent on 04/23/10

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