Striar Hebrew Academy
Striar Hebrew Academy (SHAS) is a coeducational, Modern Orthodox day school in South-area Boston, serving students toddler-age through Grade 6. Striar Hebrew Academy is a unified Jewish day school on two campuses: the Yaakov Spellman Early Learning Center at 60 Ashcroft Road houses our early childhood program, for Toddlers through Kindergarten. The elementary grades 1 through 6 are located at 100 Ames Street. From the youngest to the oldest students, we teach a dual Judaic and general studies curriculum, infused with Torah values, which stresses the importance of showing respect for each other and embracing individual differences. SHAS students receive caring, individualized attention, made possible by our low student-to-faculty ratio and our compassionate teachers. This intimate environment creates a strong feeling of community, which provides a comfort level in which students thrive socially, emotionally and academically.
Families choose SHAS because they seek a challenging and supportive environment where they can be partners in their child's education. Our integrated curriculum leads students to become confident, critical thinkers with a passion for learning. They emerge as young Jews with a well-defined sense of their own Jewish identity and values. Our guiding principle is the concept of Torah u'Mada (Torah and worldly knowledge). The value of combining a Judaic and general education was the vision behind our school's founding and, today, remains at the core of our educational philosophy.