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 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
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.