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


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Admission at CESJDS

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 in Junior Kindergarten through Grade 12, 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.

Visit us to find out why CESJDS students are life-long learners who lead lives filled with purpose and meaning.


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Affording CESJDS

CESJDS financial aid resources and policies reflect the school's mission to make a Jewish day school education affordable and accessible to a broad range of families.

CESJDS provided $6 million in tuition assistance to 45% of students this school year.

Tuition and fees at CESJDSUse the CESJDS Tuition Calculator to estimate your tuition

" To say that Olivia has flourished at CESJDS would be an understatement. She has become an amazing self-advocate, socially has thrived and has a new appreciation for what it means to be Jewish. We will be forever grateful to CESJDS for what it's done for our daughter."

- Jennifer Plotnek, CESJDS parent

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