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Founded in 1965, the Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School (CESJDS) is one of the largest and most prestigious K-12 Jewish day schools in North America. Creativity and confidence are the cornerstones of our school community, cultivated by our warm family atmosphere and tradition of academic excellence. Our 1,200 students flourish with the support of dedicated faculty and the opportunity to work with cutting-edge technologies. At CESJDS we prepare young men and women for active engagement in the Jewish community and leadership in American society. CESJDS is approved by the State of Maryland Department of Education and accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.


Accredited by The Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and Approved by the State of Maryland Department of Education.

A Member of the Association of Independent Maryland & DC Schools, The Association of Independent Schools of Greater Washington, RAVSAK: The Jewish Community Day School Network, and The Partnership for Excellence in Jewish Education.

An Affiliate of the Partnership for Jewish Life & Learning and The Solomon Schechter Day School Association.

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

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