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

Applying to CESJDS

To help guide you, we have outlined the steps of the application process so you are better prepared for what to expect. The process is slightly different by division.

Lower School (Junior Kindergarten-Grade 5) Process

Complete Online Inquiry Form

The online inquiry form helps us to be more responsive to your interests and questions. Complete the Online Inquiry Form. (If you are ready to apply, then you do not need to complete this Inquiry Form.)

Apply

All applicants must complete the online application. The application due date is January 15, 2018. Complete the online application. Please note that applications are accepted on a rolling basis as space allows throughout the year.

Visit the School

Visiting the school is the best way to feel the vibrancy of school life and experience the warmth of the community.

At the Lower School, you can schedule a personal tour at 9:30 or 11:00 on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. In the event that none of these times are possible, we will work with you to find a convenient time.

Call or email Ashley Ginsburg, Lower School Admission Associate, to schedule your visit today -- 301-692-4873 or aginsburg@cesjds.org.

View the admissions calendar for additional opportunities to visit the school.

Request for Access and Student Transcripts Forms

Along with the application, the Request for Access Form is required for students enrolling in Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten.

School transcripts are required for each child entering grades 1-5. Please submit the Transcript Release Form.

Request for Access Form (Junior K - Kindergarten)

Transcript Release Form (grades 1 - 5)

Request Teacher Recommendation Forms

All Teacher Recommendation Forms have a unique link to your child's application. Please log in to your parent portal on School Admin, and click on "Continue Admissions Process" or "View Check List" to send the forms directly to the recommender.


All recommendation forms are due by January 25, 2018.

Schedule a Student Visit

For students entering Junior Kindergarten or Kindergarten, a screening day is scheduled for January 21, 2018. For all other students, please contact the Admissions Office to set up a visit for your child. Prospective students will have the opportunity to sit in on classes and meet with other students.

Apply for Tuition Assistance (if applicable)

View details about our tuition assistance program and download the necessary forms. For all current and prospective families, the form and supporting documentation must be submitted to FAST by January 31, 2018.

Decision Notification

The School will notify applicants of its admissions and tuition assistance decisions by early March.

Upper School (Grades 6-12) Process

Complete Online Inquiry Form

The online inquiry form helps us to be more responsive to your interests and questions. Complete the Online Inquiry Form. (If you are ready to apply, then you do not need to complete this Inquiry Form.)

Visit the School

Prospective students and their parents are required to visit the school. There is no better way to feel the vibrancy of school life and experience the warmth of the school community. Prospective students will have the opportunity to observe classes, get to know students and meet with the Admissions Director. Parents will tour the school and meet with Admissions staff. These meetings can be scheduled independently or during the same day.

Contact Emma Hart, Upper School Admission Associate, to schedule your visit -- 301-692-4960 or ehart@cesjds.org.

View the admissions calendar for additional opportunities to visit the school.

Apply

All applicants must complete the online application. The application due date is January 15, 2018. Complete the online application. Please note that applications are accepted on a rolling basis as space allows throughout the year.

Apply to CESJDS

Request Student Transcripts

Along with the application, teacher recommendations and school transcripts (for grades 6-12) are required for each student. Please submit the transcript release form.

Transcript Release Form

Request Teacher Recommendation Forms

All Teacher Recommendation Forms have a unique link to your child's application. Please log in to your parent portal on School Admin, and click on "Continue Admissions Process" or "View Check List" to send the forms directly to the recommender.


All recommendation forms are due by January 25, 2018.

Meet with the Director of Admission

Student applicant and parents must meet with the Director of Admission and/or members of the Admission Committee as part of the application process. These meetings offer an opportunity for a mutual exchange of information to help us learn more about your child and to offer parents and students a time to ask specific questions about CESJDS. Student applicant and parent conversations do not have to occur on the same day, and often happen when a student and/or parents visit the school.

Apply for Tuition Assistance (if applicable)

View details about our tuition assistance program and download the necessary forms. For all current and prospective families, the form and supporting documentation must be submitted to FAST by January 31, 2018.

Decision Notification

The School will notify applicants of its admissions and tuition assistance decisions by early March.
Applications for admission and tuition assistance that are received after the deadline will be considered on a space and funds available basis.

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Important Dates for Applicants

October 20, 2017
Sibling Application Date

November 5, 2017
Upper School Open House

November 7, 2017
Lower School Open House

November 13, 2017
Sibling Screening Day

January 15, 2018
Application Deadline

January 21, 2018
JK & K Screening

January 25, 2018
Teacher Recommendation Forms Due

January 31, 2018
Tuition Assistance Applications due (optional)

March 2, 2018
Decision Letters Emailed

March 16, 2018
Enrollment Contract Due

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