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


Known internationally for excellence in academics and as a leader in contemporary Jewish education, Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School develops confident and compassionate students in a welcoming, inclusive community.

The community of approximately 950 students and 200 faculty members at CESJDS represent the full spectrum of Jewish backgrounds, beliefs and practices and hail from over 20 different countries. The CESJDS faculty are gifted thought leaders who advocate inquiry, creativity, and collaboration, so that in the classroom students can respectfully challenge each other to think deeply and critically.The school’s financial aid resources and policies reflect CESJDS’s mission to make a Jewish day school education affordable and accessible to a broad range of families.

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CESJDS average SAT scores exceed the top five Montgomery County Schools.CESJDS graduates attend top colleges - view our matriculation listGet more facts about CESJDS!

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Read our blogs to learn more about our school! CESJDS Links is our community guest blog with posts from faculty, students, and parents. Rabbi Mitchel Malkus shares his thoughts on Jewish education in the Head of School blog.

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