Oakland Hebrew Day School

5.00 5 1 (1 review)
5500 Redwood Road
Oakland, CA 94619
Tel: (510)531-8600
Grades: PK-8 | 143 students
  • Oakland Hebrew Day School is a Modern Orthodox Jewish day school providing excellence in Jewish education to the entire Jewish community.
  • Our focus is on the needs of the whole child, fostering a love of learning and a strong sense of Jewish identity.
  • We place equal emphasis on Judaic and general studies, helping our students develop a solid academic foundation in each.
  • We also recognize the significance of the State of Israel and its people, as well as a sense of responsibility for their welfare.
  • As we educate our students to be knowledgeable and proud of who they are and where they came from, we inspire them to engage in a great world that enriches their intellectual and spiritual identities.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
Religious Affiliation Jewish
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-8
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded 1992

Student Body

Total Students 143 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
3%
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade Oakland Hebrew Day School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 21 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
20%
Average Class Size 15 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(modest dress)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 20
Yearly Tuition Cost $25,554
Tuition Notes Flexible tuition program
% on Financial Aid
51%
Admissions Director Philippa Lichterman

Sports

Total Sports Offered 3 sports
Sports Basketball, Flag Football, Ultimate FrisbeeBasketballFlag Football,
Ultimate Frisbee

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 7 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Annual musical performance, Art Club, Basketball Team, Chess Club, Coding club, Swimming Lessons, Ultimate Frisbee Art Club, Chess Club, Coding club, Annual musical performance,
Basketball Team,
Swimming Lessons,
Ultimate Frisbee,

School Notes

  • Oakland Hebrew Day School is a Modern Orthodox Jewish day school providing excellence in Jewish education to the entire Jewish community. Our focus is on the needs of the whole child, fostering a love of learning and a strong sense of Jewish identity. We place equal emphasis on Judaic and general studies, helping our students develop a solid academic foundation in each. We also recognize the significance of the State of Israel and its people, as well as a sense of responsibility for their welfare. As we educate our students to be knowledgeable and proud of who they are and where they came from, we inspire them to engage in a great world that enriches their intellectual and spiritual identities.
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School Reviews

5  3/16/2017
Our son started Kindergarten at OHDS last fall. I have been very impressed by how well the school seems to be able to do it all: it has a strong academic program, serious Jewish studies, daily Hebrew language instruction, and a refreshing emphasis on character development. It is also very welcoming to those families who are not religious but who simply want the best possible education for their children. If you are looking into top private schools, it's definitely worth a tour of OHDS, even if the Jewish studies are not your top priority. I personally attended some well-regarded independent schools in southern California (High Point Academic, Polytechnic School) and by comparison I am very impressed with OHDS.
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