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Jewish Day School Looking to Open in LIC, to Hold Focus Meeting

The Solomon Schechter School of Queens in Flushing (Google Maps)

Nov. 1, 2019 By Allie Griffin

The administrators of a Jewish Day School in Flushing are looking to open a satellite school in Western Queens.

The Solomon Schechter School of Queens (SSSQ), an Egalitarian Jewish Day School founded in 1956, is exploring opening an early childhood center in either Long Island City or Astoria.

The center would serve 3- and 4-year-old students in the first year and depending on demand, administrators would possibly add a kindergarten program and additional classes per age level the following year.

If demand is high, the school administrators would continue to add a grade each year.

The school is hosting a focus meeting on Nov. 13 at 7:30 p.m. at Modern Spaces Corporate Office, 10-27 46th Ave. Fourth Floor, to hear from interested parents.

“Long Island City and Western Queens is one of the fastest growing areas within the borough,” a spokesperson for SSSQ said. “It’s our hope to give Western Queens children the opportunity to see why our school has been so successful for more than 65 years.”

Located at 76-16 Parsons Blvd in Flushing, SSSQ is the first and only Egalitarian Jewish Day School in Queens and serves 310 students. It provides a comprehensive dual curriculum covering Jewish and secular learning to children aged 3 years old through eighth grade.

To attend the focus meeting, RSVP to Paul Friedman, Director of Development and Public Relations, at [email protected] or 718-591-9800 ext. 305. The meeting is for adults only.

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Anne Horowitz

Exclusionary facilities like this should not be welcomed in the community. We need diverse representation for all faiths, not closed private clubs for the wealthy.


Funny- it seems like most of the luxury condo buildings in LIC are like closed private clubs for the wealthy


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