Scranton Hebrew Day School

Educating our future, one child at a time... since 1948


540 Monroe Avenue | Scranton, PA 18510 | (570) 346 - 1576 | office@shdspa.org


Mission Statement

Scranton Hebrew Day School admits students of any race, color, or national and 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, color, or national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school administered programs.

70 years strong

The Scranton Hebrew Day School has been providing a high quality education for the children of the Greater Scranton community for over 70 years. We currently service, not only the city of Scranton, but other neighboring Jewish communities in Kingston, Dickson City and Clarks Summit, as well. Our student body is comprised of children with diverse backgrounds, including those whose families hail from South America, Central America, and Israel, many of whom have emigrated within the past few years. Nearly 60% of our parent body has moved into Scranton in the past 4 years. The families we service are of varied resources, primarily low to middle income.

As the community’s only day school, we take our responsibility to the students very seriously. We endeavor to provide excellence in education to each and every one of our students. Each child, regardless of background or financial resources is provided with quality Torah and secular instruction. There is an emphasis on moral, ethical, and social growth as well as instilling in the children a pride in their Jewish identity. We strive to provide the necessary foundation for our students to become successful, productive members of society, and about whom we will all be proud to say, “They attended the Scranton Hebrew Day School!”

A community school

The Day School is an integral part of the Scranton community. As such, we organize and host events to benefit the entire community. These include a back-to-school family Barbeque supper, an end of the year program, children concerts, and more which are open to the community. These programs provide an opportunity to meet and greet newcomers to the town in an informal setting.

There are also other annual programs open to the community. Between Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur the school participates in the Worldwide Aseres Yemai Teshuvah Program attended by many members of the community. On Sukkos the school hosts a community wide Simchas Bais Hashoeiva. At Chanukah and Purim time there are also assemblies which are open to the community. Additionally, there is a school Choir which sings at the JCC Chanukah Extravaganza. The community is also invited to our Lag Ba’omer bonfire.