Charles E Smith Jewish Day School

1901 E Jefferson Street,
Rockville, MD, 20852-0208
Tel: (301)881-1400
Grades: K - 12 | 1103 students
The Charles E.
Smith Jewish Day School of Greater Washington, founded in 1965, is one of the largest and most prestigious K-12 Jewish day schools in the country with around 1200 students.
CESJDS students are nurtured and challenged from the time they enter kindergarten until they graduate.
Their individual learning styles are supported, and students are guided to develop their own unique identity while celebrating the diversity of backgrounds and practices that make up the fabric of Jewish life.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Solomon Schechter Day Schools (SSDS)
State or regional independent school association
Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
Religious Affiliation Jewish
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten - 12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Year Founded 1965

Student Body

Total Students 1103 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 2%
State avg.: 31%
Students by Grade Charles E Smith Jewish Day School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 162 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 17 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Average SAT score 1967
Average ACT score 28
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(Blue & White on Fridays)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes $22,060 for grades K-6 $28,300 for grades 7-11 $14, 460 for grade 12 (first semester)
% on Financial Aid 35%
Admissions Director Pamela Shrock
Admissions Associate Rebecca Weisman - US Director

Sports

Total Sports Offered 11 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryDance,
GolfSoccer,
SoftballTennis,
Track and FieldVolleyball,
Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 26 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. A Capella Choir, Art Club, Ceramics Club, Collage - Literary Magazine, Computer Club, Debate Team, Dimensions - Yearbook, Fencing Club, Intramural Sports, Israel Awareness Club, Jazz Band, Junior Statesmen of America, Knesset (student government), Lion's Tale - Newspaper, M'AT Community Service, Math Team, Melting Pot - Romance Language Magazine, Mock Trial, Outdoors Club, Peer Tutors, Poetry Club, Reflections - Literary Magazine, Robotics, Talmund Club, Theater, Video/Photo Club Art Club, Ceramics Club, Computer Club, Debate Team, Fencing Club, Jazz Band, Math Team, Mock Trial, Outdoors Club, Peer Tutors, Poetry Club, Robotics, Talmund Club, Theater, A Capella Choir,
Collage - Literary Magazine,
Dimensions - Yearbook,
Intramural Sports,
Israel Awareness Club,
Junior Statesmen of America,
Knesset (student government),
Lion's Tale - Newspaper,
M'AT Community Service,
Melting Pot - Romance Language Magazine,
Reflections - Literary Magazine,
Video/Photo Club,

School Notes:

    • The Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School of Greater Washington, founded in 1965, is one of the largest and most prestigious K-12 Jewish day schools in the country with around 1200 students. CESJDS students are nurtured and challenged from the time they enter kindergarten until they graduate. Their individual learning styles are supported, and students are guided to develop their own unique identity while celebrating the diversity of backgrounds and practices that make up the fabric of Jewish life.
    • CESJDS offers an innovative dual curriculum combining the best of both general and Judaic studies. Students learn in classrooms equipped with technology shown to be the most effective tools for 21st century digital learners, including wireless projectors, laptop computers, interactive whiteboards, document cameras and high-tech science equipment. Throughout their years at CESJDS, students also have extensive opportunities to actively explore the arts, athletics and special interests.
    • The foundation of CESJDS' academic program is to inspire a lifelong love of learning. In our Lower School (grades K-6), imaginative teaching methods excite children and address the different ways in which individual students learn. In the Upper School (Middle School, grades 7-8 and High School, grades 9-12), our students become efficient as well as enthusiastic learners, demonstrated by their achievements at CESJDS, in college and into adulthood. In both schools, resource-rich libraries and state-of-the-art technology provide students with the tools to pursue a limitless world of knowledge.
    • During their years at CESJDS, our students acquire impressive academic skills, deepen their love for learning and develop a strong Jewish identity, self-confidence and respect for others — all qualities at the heart of a meaningful, satisfying life.
    • Please visit our web site to learn more.

    Profile last updated: 07/02/2013

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Foundation Schools (0.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Ganon Gil Preschool (0.1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Green Acres School (0.6 miles away)
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School Reviews

  • Recommended March 15, 2013 - I absolutely love this school. As a Freshman at JDS, I can honestly say I have had the best experience at the upper school, as well as the lower school. I have become close with every single one of my teachers. Not to mention my fellow students. We are one community. One family. We are united in the fact that we all share a common history and background. It does not matter if you are Orthodox, Conservative, Reform, etc. You are accepted here. And I can honestly say I am extremely happy that my parents sent me to the Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School in kindegarden. I would not have my excellent GPA, my dedicated teachers, my amazing friends, and the chance to pursue anything I wanted, if I had gone to another school. - Posted by Student/Alumni

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