Small class sizes allow teachers to help students reach their own levels of personal success.
Teachers serve as role models and mentors to students, building unique relationships and embracing each student as a dynamic individual with tremendous personal potential.
Learning in a warm, caring community gives students a sense of strength, confidence, and belonging.
Students build a personally meaningful Jewish identity and sense of self.
Our program fosters deep learning and the development of
21st-century skills: collaboration, critical thinking, creativity and
Students benefit from the best of
authentic, innovative, experiential learning programs which energize,
motivate and inspire learning.
As a pluralistic community, we have a pervasive, abiding respect for diversity, and we actively explore our differences with tolerance and understanding.
Holiday traditions in both Jewish and American culture heighten student commitment to both their civic and Jewish responsibilities and connections.
The curriculum, programming and school culture provide a model for students how to live a life of integrity guided by Jewish values.
Students explore their passions and excel through the strong arts and athletics departments in addition to a range of enriching extra-curricular clubs.
Jacob Eisenberg Grade 6
"The best day was my first day at JDS. I met everyone and met my teachers and was surprised because it was different from my old school. The kids came up to me right away to say 'hi' and 'how are you.' I have a better bond with my friends and teachers."
Sophie Wallach Grade 12
"I transferred to JDS in the middle of 10th grade which was scary at first, but when I walked through the doors, I knew I was in the right place. I am so thankful for having the opportunity to be here, the friendships that I have made, and all of my teachers. I know that I made the right decision and I love it here.."