Invest in an education where your child will thrive and grow as a confident, compassionate thinker who engages the world through Jewish values. The learning is engaging and inspiring as children explore rich academic and co-curricular opportunities with skillful and caring faculty. Rooted in a strong Jewish identity, graduates are poised for a vibrant future.

Domestic Students 2022-2023 Tuition
Gurim Junior Kindergarten $29,690
Lower School (K-Grade 5) $31,730
Upper School (Grades 6-11) $40,690
Grade 12 (First Semester) $20,810



The kids have really been intellectually engaged at JDS in a way I did not see them intellectually engaged in public school. For the first time ever my kids seemed genuinely interested in their classes and excited to share with me. The love of learning JDS has instilled is really important to us, every parent wants their kids to love learning.” Liz, CESJDS Parent
Special Fees 2022-2023   
Application Fee (per student, limit $200 per family) $100
New Student Enrollment Deposit (applied towards tuition) $1500*
Returning Student Enrollment Deposit (applied towards tuition) $275*
Parent Association Dues (per student, limit $100 per family) $40
Student Tablet/Technology Fee  

          Grade 5


          Grades 6-8

Sulam@JDS Program (*please note that tuition assistance may not be used for this program) $15,000    
ESOL (for non-Embassy students) $3,900
Israeli Center (for non-Embassy students) $1,900
Textbooks/Supplies Fee  
Lower School (JK-5) $65
Upper School (Grades 6-11) $250
Upper School (Grade 12) $125
2023 Irene and Daniel Simpkins Senior Capstone Israel Trip  
Israel Program (Including airfare between US/Israel) *estimated cost



CESJDS is exceptional (globally) on so many levels. It has comprehensive strategic educational planning and the best staff in all fields, leading the ultimate combination of learning, values, and solid identity for the students. Noa, CESJDS Parent


International Non-Boarding 2022-2023   
Gurim Junior Kindergarten $29,690 (transportation not included)
Lower School (K-2) $35,620 (transportation not included)
Lower School (3-5) $37,520 (transportation not included)
Upper School (6-12) $40,500 (transportation included)
International Boarding Students  
Upper School (9-11) $61,300
Grade 12 (First Semester) $31,130


Our students are being invited to try new ways to solve common problems, leveraging technology differently and learning from their trial and error. They come home excited to share their new strategies, and beam with pride at their ability to creatively overcome obstacles.  Yael, CESJDS Parent

*Deposits are modified for families receiving tuition assistance ($750 for new students and $175 for returning students).


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Orna Siegel

Orna Siegel

Director of Enrollment & Tuition Assistance


  • 6 Specials Offered Each Week in Grades JK-4
  • 8 Specials and 2 Elective Options Offered Each Week in Grade 5
  • Coding and Hebrew Taught as Second/Third Languages from Grades JK-12
  • 5th Grade Capstone Trip to Philadelphia, PA
  • 8th Grade Bridges Capstone Trip to Atlanta, GA
  • Irene and Daniel Simpkins Senior Capstone Israel Trip
The DMV as a Classroom
  • Visual Arts Trips to Museums and Galleries
  • Musical and Theatrical Performances
  • White House and Other D.C. Monuments
  • National Zoo
  • Colonial St. Mary’s City
  • Statehouse Annapolis
Annual Speakers 
  • Authors
  • Artists
  • Thought-Leaders
  • Maker/Tinker spaces
  • 25 STEM Electives Offered in the Upper School
  • Over 7 Afterschool STEM Clubs
  • 23 Arts Electives Offered in the Upper School
  • 6 Upper School Performances
  • Weekly Musical Performances every Friday at Kabbalat Shabbat
  • Arts Chai-Lights Celebration of Creativity
  • 5 Lower School Performances