A JK-12 pluralistic school that engages students in an exemplary and inspiring general and Jewish education.

About

Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School (CESJDS) is the only pluralistic Junior Kindergarten-Grade 12 community school in the Washington, D.C. area, and one of only a few in the United States. We are a welcoming, inclusive community united by our shared Jewish values, and we embrace a wide spectrum of Jewish backgrounds, beliefs and practices.

Our comprehensive dual-curriculum invokes deep and critical thinking, and our students are guided by dedicated and gifted faculty. CESJDS graduates emerge as confident and compassionate life-long learners who lead positive change in the world.

Inquiry, creativity and collaboration take place everyday on two campuses located in Rockville, Maryland, less than 10 miles northwest of Washington, D.C

Why CESJDS? Read the top 10 reasons students thrive at CESJDS.WHY CESJDS?

Read the top 10 reasons students thrive at Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School.

Want to know what sets CESJDS apart? Get the facts!

GET THE FACTS

Want to know what sets CESJDS apart? Get the facts!

Learn more about the CESJDS mission and 8 core values. MISSION & VALUES

Learn more about the mission and eight core values at CESJDS.

CESJDS was founded in 1965. View our timeline to learn our history.

VIEW OUR TIMELINE

CESJDS was founded in 1965. View our timeline to learn our history.

Accredited by the Association of Independent Schools of Maryland and DC (AIMS) and approved by the State of Maryland Department of Education.

A member of Prizmah: Center for Jewish Day Schools

The Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School admits students of any race, color, and national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students.

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