Grades: K - 8 | 202 students
A Middle School student helps Lower School students prepare for participation in a Tashlich ceremony.
JCDS, Boston's Jewish Community Day School, provides a dynamic learning environment for Kindergarten, elementary and middle school students.
JCDS is committed to innovative, engaging and challenging academics, with extensive integration of Hebrew language and Jewish studies.
The school is not affiliated with a single denomination or movement within Judaism.
It teaches Jewish values, traditions, prayers and texts, and supports the wide range of belief and practice among its constituent families.
JCDS promotes love of learning and respect for individual differences.
It is a child-centered program with a balance of individualized and group learning opportunities in multi-age classrooms.
The creation of the State of Israel is one of the seminal events in Jewish history.
Recognizing the significance of the State and its national institutions, we seek to instill in our students an attachment to the State of Israel and its people as well as a sense of responsibility for their welfare.
|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE)
|Grades Offered||Grades Kindergarten - 8|
|Learning Difference Programs||Yes|
|Total Students||202 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color||2%
State avg.: 25%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||22 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||9:1
National avg.: 13:1
|Average Class Size||20 students|
|Classroom Dress Code||Casual|
Finances and Admission
|Yearly Tuition Cost||$23,400|
|Tuition Notes||Tuition Assistance is available.|
|% on Financial Aid||50%|
|Admissions Director||Orna Siegel|
|Total Sports Offered||3 sports|
|Sports||Basketball, Crew, SoccerBasketball, Crew,
JCDS, Boston's Jewish Community Day School's program is centered around five core values:
Hebrew and English Throughout the Day
A Whole Chile Approach
A Warm, Welcoming Community
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175 Main Street
Waltham, MA 02453
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250 Waltham Street
West Newton, MA 02465
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200 Jackson Road
Newton, MA 02458
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47 Walnut Park
Newton, MA 02458
917 Belmont St
Watertown, MA 02472
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