Lerner Jewish Community Day School

1935 W Cornwallis Rd
Durham, NC 27705-0277
Tel: (919)286-5517
Grades: PK-5 | 146 students
Welcome to the Lerner Jewish Community Day School.
Established in 1995, The Lerner School sits on a beautiful 8 ½ acre wooded campus in Durham, North Carolina, and serves over 140 children from throughout the Triangle area.
We offer an integrated and enriched General Studies and Judaic curriculum in our 5-star rated Early Childhood Division and our SACS/SAIS Accredited Elementary Division.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Other religious school association(s)
National Coalition of Girls
Religious Affiliation Jewish
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-5
Year Founded 1995

Student Body

Total Students 146 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
69%
State avg.: 18%
Students by Grade Lerner Jewish Community Day School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 26 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
10%

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $11,800
Tuition Notes Elementary Tuition: $11,800 Early Childhood Tuition: $3,600-$12,350, depending on # of days and hours
% on Financial Aid
25%
Admissions Director Jordana Brown

School Notes

  • Welcome to the Lerner Jewish Community Day School. Established in 1995, The Lerner School sits on a beautiful 8 ½ acre wooded campus in Durham, North Carolina, and serves over 140 children from throughout the Triangle area. We offer an integrated and enriched General Studies and Judaic curriculum in our 5-star rated Early Childhood Division and our SACS/SAIS Accredited Elementary Division. Our school's mission is to educate "one child at a time." Our low 9-1 student-to- teacher ratio allows us to individualize instruction and challenge each student at his or her own level. Our community-oriented approach encourages students to work towards their highest potential in a hands-on, integrated learning environment. We teach our students to be successful, self-motivated and ethical members of our 21st century society. Our focus on "Seeing the World Through Jewish Eyes" helps to ensure that each student will cherish their Jewish identity while at the same time receive the very best education in the community. In fact, our students score on average in the 93rd percentile on standardized tests as compared to both public and private school students throughout the country. Our enrichment programs in Art, Music and Physical Education round out our students' education and enjoyment of their time at school. We believe that a Lerner School education is a gift that lasts a lifetime for your child. Please give us a call to set up a time to tour our school, and see for yourself the wonders that are achieved each day at the Lerner Jewish Community Day School.

Nearby Private Schools

The nearest high school is Trinity School of Durham & Chapel Hill (2.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Montessori Children's House Of Durham (0.5 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Montessori Children's House Of Durham (0.5 miles away)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Durham
    Grades: NS-6 | 132 students
    0.5 miles
    2800 Pickett Road
    Durham, NC 27705
    (919)489-9045
    0.5NS-6
    132
  • Durham
    Grades: PK-12 | 1160 students
    0.9 miles
    3501 Ridge Road
    Durham, NC 27705
    (919)493-5787
    0.9PK-12
    1160
  • Durham
    Grades: K-6 | 103 students
    1 miles
    3001 Academy Rd Ste 300
    Durham, NC 27707
    (919)401-4343
    1K-6
    103
  • Durham
    The Hill Center
    Special Education School
    Grades: K-12 | 155 students
    1 miles
    3200 Pickett Road
    Durham, NC 27705
    (919)489-7464
    1K-12
    155
  • Durham
    South Square KinderCare
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: NS-PK
    1.1 miles
    3703 University Dr.
    Durham, NC 27707
    (919)489-7269
    1.1NS-PK
    n/a

School Reviews

Great school! My children are having a wonderful experience here, with outstanding academics, amazing teachers and a strong and vibrant Jewish community. I couldn't imagine sending my kids anywhere else!
- Posted by Parent, 05/17/16
In all the years my family has been a part of the Lerner School community we have only experienced a school that is wholly committed to its love of Israel and its mission to instill strong Jewish identity and values in our children. In addition to excellent general academics, our children participate in daily Hebrew instruction, Judaic Studies, and Tefillah. Over the years Lerner School faculty and personnel have been completely dedicated to helping our children become proud, active, compassionate, and charitable members of our local and global Jewish community. We are delighted that such as school exists in our community.
- Posted by Parent, 02/26/16

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The average private school tuition in Durham, NC is $8,233 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Durham, NC is 69% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).