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The Bess and Paul Sigel Hebrew

Located in Bloomfield, Connecticut, the Bess & Paul Sigel Hebrew Academy is a coed day school that currently enrolls 138 students. Founded in 1940 as the Yeshiva of Hartford, the Bess & Sigel Hebrew Academy sits on eight acres, with the title of the oldest orthodox Jewish day school in the United States.

The Bess & Paul Sigel Hebrew Academy encourages the individual and unique talents of each student using a program that encourages self-confidence and creativity for a life of achievement. Along with this enrichment program, the Bess & Paul Sigel Hebrew Academy deign a high-quality Judaic and secular education.

The U.S. Department of Education recognizes the Bess & Paul Sigel Hebrew Academy as a National School of Excellence, honoring student achievement and the general academic atmosphere of the school.

Private Schools in Connecticut are regulated by the Connecticut Department of Education, and as of the 2006-2007 school year, there were 397 private schools in Connecticut. A total of 74,627 students were enrolled in private schools in Connecticut. This represented 10.7% of the population.

The Connecticut Department of Education has established a procedure for a private school in Connecticut to become approved by the state. A private school in Connecticut must get accreditation by an agency recognized by the State, provide a copy of that accreditation report and comply with health and fire regulations established where the private school is located.

Private Schools in Connecticut are allowed to operate without state approval but must submit attendance records to the Connecticut Department of Education in order to establish compliance with the compulsory school attendance laws.

The Bess and Paul Sigel Hebrew
School Location
Address 53 Gabb Road
Bloomfield, CT 6002
County Hartford
Contact Information
Phone 860-243-8333
School Information
Grade Levels Preschool
Middle School
Specific Grades Supported Prekindergarten - Grade 8
Total Enrollment 196
Student / Teacher Ratio 8.68:1
Gender Coed
School Type Jewish
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