Grades: PK - 8 | 213 students
Chicago Jewish Day School serves the entire Jewish community and is a leader in promoting togetherness, cooperation, and respect across all Jewish denominations. Our educational approach appreciates and affirms differences in Jewish philosophy and background and values the range of Jewish religious practices among its students. The Chicago Jewish Day School creates for our students a standard of excellence in both Jewish and General Studies. Our students develop a passion for learning and a strong sense of themselves as Jews and as human beings. We inspire our students to develop a strong Jewish identity through an integrated curriculum within a nurturing, stimulating and creative environment. At CJDS, Jewish tradition informs our curriculum, calendar, celebrations and daily schedule. We are committed to transmitting an in-depth knowledge of sacred Jewish texts and rituals, tradition and customs, and Jewish history. Our students gain fluency in reading, speaking and understanding Hebrew language and literature, both classical and modern.