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

Alumni Giving

Building TogetherThank you for supporting the Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School. Our partnership with alumni is what enables CESJDS to be the extraordinary educational institution and community it has become. We are united by our shared Jewish values and history.

There are many ways that you can support our promise to produce graduates who emerge with the confidence, compassion, and knowledge to build a life infused with purpose and meaning. Through the lens of their personal Jewish identity, our alumni contribute to a vibrant, enduring future.

Ma'ayan Annual Campaign

Every child benefits from the Ma'ayan Annual Campaign through the experiential and student-centered educational enhancements that our school is able to provide.


Academics and Educational Support - 20 Lower School teachers, learning specialists, and administrators are participating in a yearlong training in Differentiated Instruction.

Tuition Assistance - We provided $5.1 million in tuition assistance for the 2015-2016 school year.

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) - Sixty 5th- and 6th-graders have taken a STEM elective in robotics or 3D printing. Sixty more have taken a math elective which includes games and challenge competitions.

Athletics - Students have the opportunity to compete on 39 different teams over three seasons on the middle school, junior varsity, and varsity level.

Fine and Performing Arts - All students at the Upper School attend a live theatrical production (including Ford’s Theatre’s Glass Menagerie and Arena Stage’s Oliver) and visit an art museum (including the National Portrait Gallery and the National Gallery of Art) in the Washington, DC area.

College Guidance - The 107 members of the Class of 2015 are currently attending 56 different colleges and universities, showcasing the individual nature of the college process.

Faculty and Staff Development - Faculty and staff participated in professional development activities on educational technology, foreign language, website and school communications, visual and performing arts, school leadership, college guidance, enrollment, ADHD, reading, and more.

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