Welcome to CESJDS

We know that choosing where to go to school is a big decision. We created this page to help you get a clearer sense of how CESJDS uses core values  and a clear mission to deliver an exemplary and inspiring education to every student.

Immerse yourself in all things CESJDS, and learn all the ways your family will thrive here. As there will be more events to come, please check back here for updates.

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Why We Chose Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School

We asked parents—why they chose CESJDS. Here’s what they had to say.

CESJDS revitalized my son. He is in the best place of his life emotionally, spiritually, and academically! The community at JDS is like no other. Everyone is truly accepted.Jill Fox, Parent to Dylan '20
We love that our son feels proud to be a member of the JDS community. From the warm welcome he receives each morning in the carpool line to his amazing teacher who have supported his academic and social growth to the focus on Jewish values, it has been a fantastic first year for our son.Natalie and Ethan Selzer, Parents to Benjamin (Grade 2)
JDS has been a tremendously positive force in our kids' lives. We attribute their interest in social justice, commitment to community, love of Judaism, and strong moral fiber to JDS.Sharon and Zev Goldrich, Parents to Micha (Grade 6), and Kaylah (Grade 8)

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The CESJDS Experience

From day one, CESJDS students join a thriving, diverse, and caring community where each student is supported to grow into a confident, compassionate thinker who engage the world through Jewish values.

These videos and others may help you form a more complete picture of life at CESJDS.

Gabby - Kindergarten

Shia - Grade 5

Neely - Grade 7

Alex - Grade 11

Meet the Admission Team

Orna Siegel

Orna Siegel

Director of Enrollment & Tuition Assistance
Emma Hart

Emma Hart

Director of Upper School Admission
Dorie Ravick

Dorie Ravick

Director of Lower School Admission
Megan Guernsey

Megan Guernsey

Senior Enrollment & Tuition Assistance Manager
Sarah Jarvis

Sarah Jarvis

Admission Associate
No Hebrew?
No Problem!

We are built to teach students at all levels and do not require students to know Hebrew before they join our school at any age.