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

Why CESJDS?

Top 10 Reasons Students Thrive at CESJDS

  1. Small class sizes allow teachers to help students reach their own levels of personal success.

  2. Teachers serve as role models and mentors to students, building unique relationships and embracing each student as a dynamic individual with tremendous personal potential.

  3. Learning in a warm, caring community gives students a sense of strength, confidence, and belonging.

  4. Students build a personally meaningful Jewish identity and sense of self.

  5. Our program fosters deep learning and the development of 21st-century skills: collaboration, critical thinking, creativity and problem-solving.

  6. Students benefit from the best of authentic, innovative, experiential learning programs which energize, motivate and inspire learning.

  7. As a pluralistic community, we have a pervasive, abiding respect for diversity, and we actively explore our differences with tolerance and understanding.

  8. Holiday traditions in both Jewish and American culture heighten student commitment to both their civic and Jewish responsibilities and connections.

  9. The curriculum, programming and school culture provide a model for students how to live a life of integrity guided by Jewish values.

  10. 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
Class of 2024

"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."



Bronya Lechtman & Ellie Mendelson
Class of 2016

"CESJDS is unique because the school is invested in our academic success. Our teachers encourage us to question and this elevates our level of thinking."

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