Frequently Asked Questions

What time does the school day begin and end?
Preschool:
Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. or 3:30 p.m.
Friday dismissal at 12:00 p.m. or 2:00 p.m.

Kindergarten - Eighth Grade:                                                    
Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Friday dismissal at 2:00 p.m.

What about lunch?
Our SPA (Soille Parents Association) sponsors a hot lunch program and has hired a chef to cook on-site a variety of hot, nutritious lunches for the students five days a week.  The meals cost approximately $5.00 per day.   Students also have the option to bring a dairy/pareve lunch and snacks from home.

Is there extended care after school?
The school provides after-school care for students of all ages infant-8th grade, Monday through Thursday until 5:30 pm and Fridays until 4:00 p.m.  After school care activities include supervised homework assistance, indoor and outdoor play, self-directed art, and board games.  After school care cost $10 per day or $1000 per year.

What after-school activities can my child participate in?
We offer a variety of after school extra curricular activities. Activities may include art classes, ballet, chess club, drama, study skills and a sports program including Tae Kwon Do, Playball and competitive sports teams. All programs except for the competitive teams have a separate fee and are offered in sessions throughout the school year. New programs are introduced based on parent and child interest.

How can parents be involved at the school?
Parents are encouraged to get involved in a variety of ways, including taking part in the active and vibrant SPA (Soille Parent Association), serving on committees, becoming room parents, volunteering to help with class projects, fundraising activities, driving on field trips, joining the Chesed Committee to support school families in times of need and joining the Hebrew Day Chevra group that plans fun parent and family events.

What High Schools do the students attend after graduation?
Reflecting our diverse school community, our students attend many different high schools. Many Soille graduates continue their dual curricular Jewish / secular education at S.C.Y. High or Torah High School. However, we also have many graduates each year who choose to continue their education at another local C.A.I.S. Accredited Independent High School, or attend a local public or charter school. The majority of our graduates  distinguish themselves by being placed into honors and advanced placement classes wherever they choose to attend.

What if we can't afford full tuition?
Soille Hebrew Day School offers generous tuition assistance to qualifying families in need.  Our school leadership remains committed to ensuring that a Jewish education remains affordable to all Jewish families regardless of their economic circumstances.  We believe that our school community is stronger when it is comprised of students from varying socio-economic backgrounds who benefit from and contribute to the campus experience.