Milwaukee Jewish Day School

6401 N Santa Monica Blvd,
Milwaukee, WI, 53217-0532
Tel: (414)964-1499
Grades: K - 9 | 182 students
Milwaukee Jewish Day School is an independent, co-educational school for Jewish children from kindergarten through eighth grade.
We are a pluralistic community school egalitarian in every way and a member of RAVSAK, the Community Day School Network and accredited by Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS).
MJDS offers Jewish children an exceptional high school preparatory, Hebrew, and Jewish education.
In addition to Hebrew and Jewish studies classes, students receive comprehensive instruction in all aspects of language arts, science, math, social studies, and physical education.
MJDS students are enriched by creative and innovative programming in the visual and performing arts, music, and computer technology.
Our mission is to provide students with an outstanding education that builds in them the knowledge and feelings to live a Jewish life, reach their personal and academic potential, and contribute positively to the Jewish community, American society and to the people of Israel.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. The Jewish Community Day School Association (SSDSA)
Other school association(s)
Religious Affiliation Jewish
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten - 9

Student Body

Total Students 182 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 2%
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade Milwaukee Jewish Day School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 32 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Admissions Director Susan Silber

School Notes:

  • MJDS Alumni and Students: 
  • Earned two of the eight perfect ACT scores in Wisconsin (2007-2008)
  • Comprised only 5.5% of Nicolet High School’s senior class and nearly 12% of the Dean’s List
  • Represented half of BBYO’s 2007 Regional Board
  • Four high school seniors (MJDS grads) qualified as Wisconsin candidates for the 2008 Presidential Scholars Program o
  • One of these four went on to be a Presidential Scholar semi-finalist
  • Comprised three of Riverside University High School’s five valedictorians in 2007.
  • Volunteered for local organizations, tutored children at synagogues
  • Participated in Jewish youth groups, worked as counselors at Jewish camps
  • Work as rabbis, Jewish professionals, teachers, doctors, attorneys, engineers and social workers •
  • Compete successfully with North Shore public schools in MATHCOUNTS, forensics, and Middle School athletics •
  • Perform in the jazz band and sing throughout the community in the choir •
  • Study Hebrew, technology, the classics, Jewish values, arts and algebra •
  • Travel to Israel as a culmination of their 10-year MJDS education •
  • Raised money for the American Heart Association, Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and Darfur. •
  • Donate food to local shelters •
  • Cook and serve meals at the AGAPE Center •
  • Collect toys, books and games for children of active duty soldiers and homeless families

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Dominican High School (1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Hillel Academy (0 miles away)
The nearest preschool is St. Francis Children's Center (0.5 miles away)
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  • Milwaukee Hillel Academy    
    (Jewish)
    6401 N Santa Monica Blvd
    Milwaukee , WI , 53217
    (414)962-9545
    (Jewish)
    0  mi  |  90  students  |  Gr.  K-9
  • Milwaukee
    St. Francis Children's Center
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Nonsectarians)
    6700 N Port Washington Road
    Milwaukee , WI , 53217
    (414)351-0450
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Nonsectarians)
    0.5  mi  |  107  students  |  Gr.  PK-K
  • Milwaukee
    St. Monica School
    (Roman Catholic)
    5635 N Santa Monica Blvd
    Milwaukee , WI , 53217
    (414)332-3660
    (Roman Catholic)
    1  mi  |  431  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
  • Milwaukee
    Dominican High School
    (Roman Catholic)
    120 E Silver Spring Dr
    Milwaukee , WI , 53217
    (414)332-1170
    (Roman Catholic)
    1  mi  |  336  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Milwaukee
    Torah Academy Of Milwaukee
    All-girls  (Jewish)
    6800 N Green Bay Avenue
    Milwaukee , WI , 53209
    (414)352-6789
    All-girls  (Jewish)
    1.5  mi  |  52  students  |  Gr.  9-12

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