Contra Costa Jewish Day School

     Tel: (925)284-8288
        
   
Grades: K - 8 | 160 students
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Contra Costa Jewish Day School (CCJDS) is a Kindergarten through 8th grade Community Jewish Day School located in Lafayette, CA.
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At CCJDS the synergy between academic excellence and Jewish knowledge creates an ideal learning environment.
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Our goal is to graduate children who love learning, respect human diversity, and are able to make positive choices about their lives.
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We strive to attain this goal by offering an outstanding academic program of general,Judaic and Hebrew studies.
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We offer small classes in a warm, caring child-centered environment.
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Our talented faculty work together with students and their families to create a close-knit school community.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Other religious school association(s)
Western States Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
Religious Affiliation Jewish
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten - 8
Learning Programs Supported We accept students with learning differences if we can serve them well. We have a staff person dedicated to providing resources for students with learning differences. We work with families to meet every child
Year Founded 2000

Student Body

Total Students 160 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
Students by Grade Contra Costa Jewish Day School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 27 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 90%
Average Class Size 18 students

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Feb. 15 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $16,575
Tuition Notes k-5: $16575 Middle School: $17375 for 2014-15
% on Financial Aid 40%
Acceptance Rate 90%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Amy Wittenberg

Sports

Total Sports Offered 4 sports
Sports Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Track and FieldBasketballCross Country,
SoccerTrack and Field,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 9 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. 5th-8th Basketball Team, 5th-8th Soccer Team, African Drumming, Art, Chess, Drama, Girl Scouts, Hip Hop Dance, Jewelry making Art, Chess, Drama, Girl Scouts, Hip Hop Dance, Jewelry making, 5th-8th Basketball Team,
5th-8th Soccer Team,
African Drumming,

School Notes:

On line application available on our website www.ccjds.org

Profile last updated: 09/16/2014

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Bentley Upper (0.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is St. Perpetua School (1.4 miles away)
The nearest preschool is The Child Day School - Lafayette (1.5 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • LafayetteBentley Upper
      (Non-sectarian)
    1000 Upper Happy Valley Rd
    LafayetteCA 94549
    (925)283-2101
      (Non-sectarian)
    0.8 mi | 285 students | Gr. 9-12                      
  • LafayetteSt. Perpetua School
      (Roman Catholic)
    3445 Hamlin Road
    LafayetteCA 94549
    (925)284-1640
      (Roman Catholic)
    1.4 mi | 261 students | Gr. K-8                      
  • LafayetteThe Child Day School - Lafayette
    Daycare / Preschool
    1049 Stuart St
    LafayetteCA 94549
    (925)284-7092
    Daycare / Preschool
    1.5 mi | 87 students | Gr. PK-KG                      
  • LafayetteDiablo Valley Montessori School
    Montessori School
    3390 Deer Hill Road
    LafayetteCA 94549
    (925)283-6036
    Montessori School
    1.6 mi | 110 students | Gr. NS-K                      
  • LafayetteSpringstone
    Special Program Emphasis  (Non-sectarian)
    1035 Carol Ln
    LafayetteCA 94549
    (925)962-9660
    Special Program Emphasis  (Non-sectarian)
    1.8 mi | 49 students | Gr. 6-12                      

School Reviews

8 months ago
If you are looking for a school with a great community of families, where faculty really care about your child''s success, where there is an emphasis on strong academics and where your child will be happy, then please consider CCJDS! Both my children started CCJDS in Kindergarten. My daughter recently graduated and is now attending a local public school where she is thriving and believes that CCJDS did a great job preparing her for the rigors of high school. My son is in Middle School, he works hard but finds school exciting and is looking forward to his 8th grade class trip to Israel. The faculty at CCJDS is great and make the learning experience so enriching! The school offers quite a bit of financial assistance for families who need. We love CCJDS!
- Posted by Parent
8 months ago
CCJDS has consistently provided a warm, loving environment in which my 8th grade son has developed as a confident, well-rounded student. We''re particularly thrilled with the school''s commitment to providing Spanish for the middle school, and to the advanced math curriculum. Dean Goldfein is very committed to creating a smooth transition to high school, based on the requirements of our specific school. We''ve been very happy here, and encourage more Reform/secular Jews to apply. This *is* the place for you.
- Posted by Parent
8 months ago
If you are looking for a school with a great community of families, where faculty really care about your child''s success, where there is an emphasis on strong academics and where your child will be happy, then please consider CCJDS! Both my children started CCJDS in Kindergarten. My daughter recently graduated and is now attending a local public school where she is thriving and believes that CCJDS did a great job preparing her for the rigors of high school. My son is in Middle School, he works hard but finds school exciting and is looking forward to his 8th grade class trip to Israel. The faculty at CCJDS is great and make the learning experience so enriching! The school offers quite a bit of financial assistance for families who need. We love CCJDS!
- Posted by Parent

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Did You Know?
The average private school tuition in Contra Costa County, CA is $11,096 for elementary schools and $19,477 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Contra Costa County, CA is 83% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).
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