Co-curricular opportunities allow students to pursue their passions, explore new interests, develop friendships with students who are not in their regular classes, and round out their educational experience. All electives are taught by trained educators who specialize in these interest areas.
Throughout the college process, students are encouraged to consider a wide range of possibilities with the ultimate goal of each student finding a match that suits his or her personal preferences and goals. We take a personal approach to each student and family.
In keeping with the school’s tradition, one that emphasizes personal academic discovery, creativity, and a deep exploration of course material, CESJDS does not focus on standardized testing, or even offer Advanced Placement (AP) courses. The value of this educational philosophy is borne out in the intellectual, professional, and personal achievements of our students and alumni. This means that while we don’t teach to the test, CESJDS students still outrank their peers who go to schools that do.
Here is quantifiable academic information about the Class of 2016:
Middle 50% GPA: 3.64 – 4.56 (on a weighted 4.0 scale)
Middle 50% SAT:
Critical Reading – 560-750
Math – 590-750
Writing – 570-740
Middle 50% ACT: 25-30
Honors and recognitions:
3 National Merit Scholars
6 National Merit Finalists
11 National Merit Commended Students
3 National Hispanic Recognition Program Scholars
While CESJDS does not offer Advanced Placement (AP) courses, students often elect to take AP exams. For the class of 2016:
CESJDS is accredited by the Association of Independent Maryland and D.C. Schools (AIMS) and approved by the State of Maryland Department of Education. The School is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) and PRIZMAH: Center for Jewish Day Schools.