Jewish Community Day School

57 Stanley Avenue,
Watertown, MA, 02472-0891
Tel: (617)972-1733
Grades: K - 8 | 202 students
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 Overview

School Type School with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc. Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Religious Affiliation Jewish
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten - 8
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Year Founded 1997

Student Body

Total Students 202 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 2%
State avg.: 21%
Students by Grade Jewish Community Day School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 22 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 10:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 20 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Feb. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $23,400
Tuition Notes Tuition Assistance is available.
% on Financial Aid 50%
Admissions Director Orna Siegel

Sports

Total Sports Offered 3 sports
Sports Basketball, Crew, SoccerBasketballCrew,
Soccer

School Notes:

  • JCDS, Boston's Jewish Community Day School's program is centered around five core values:

    Intentional Pluralism

    Hebrew and English Throughout the Day

    Academic Excellence

    A Whole Chile Approach

    A Warm, Welcoming Community

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is The Fessenden School (1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is St. Jude School (0.7 miles away)
The nearest preschool is The Fessenden School (1 miles away)
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