Chicago Jewish Day School

5959 N Sheridan Road,
Chicago, IL, 60660
Tel: (773)271-2700
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.

School Overview

School Type School with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc. Independent Schools Association of the Central States
Religious Affiliation Jewish
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 8
Learning Difference Programs Yes

Student Body

Total Students 213 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 2%
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade Chicago Jewish Day School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 40 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 14 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 7
Yearly Tuition Cost $19,290
Tuition Notes JK is 13,375
Acceptance Rate 85%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Cortney Stark Cope

Sports

Total Sports Offered 4 sports
Sports Ballet, Basketball, Cross Country, DanceBalletBasketball,
Cross CountryDance,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 7 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. circus arts, cooking, drama, musical performance, pottery, science fun, yoga circus arts, cooking, drama, pottery, science fun, yoga, musical performance,

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Chicago Waldorf School (0.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Sacred Heart Schools (0.3 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Chicago Friends School (0.4 miles away)
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  • Chicago Sacred Heart Schools
    (Roman Catholic)
    6250 N Sheridan Road
    Chicago , IL , 60660
    (773)262-4446
    (Roman Catholic)
    0.3  mi  |  701  students  |  Gr.  K-8
  • Chicago
    Chicago Friends School
    (Friends)
    1246 W Thorndale Ave
    Chicago , IL , 60660
    (773)442-2371
    (Friends)
    0.4  mi  |  6  students  |  Gr.  PK-2
  • Chicago
    Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Northside Catholic Academy
    (Roman Catholic)
    6216 N. Glenwood
    Chicago , IL , 60660
    (773)743-6277
    (Roman Catholic)
    0.7  mi  |  550  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
  • Chicago
    Lake Shore School
    5611 N Clark St
    Chicago , IL , 60660
    (773)561-6707
    0.8  mi  |  292  students  |  Gr.  K-8
  • Chicago
    Chicago Waldorf School
    Waldorf School
    1300 W Loyola Ave
    Chicago , IL , 60626
    (773)465-2371
    Waldorf School
    0.9  mi  |  356  students  |  Gr.  PK-12

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