Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School is more than a school that you will attend. It’s a community where you will grow from within, develop lifelong friendships, and explore your passions in the company of faculty and staff that will help you cultivate your own success. 

We are the one of the largest independent Jewish day schools in North America, located in Rockville, Maryland. Our two expansive campuses are just 10 miles from the Nation’s Capital, and we take advantage of Washington, D.C. as an extension of our classroom. 

Mission & Values 
Diversity & Inclusion
JDS has been integral to the course of my life. The JDS experience made me the loving learner and dedicated community member that I am. JDS saw what was within me before I did, and the School did everything in its power to help me fully realize my potential as I grew up. JDS provided me with a space where I can always feel comfortable being myself, a space that has been crucial to the ways I’ve grown and changed.Joey Shoyer '18

Read more on our CESJDS Links Blog

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.