Jewish Community High School of the Bay

Tel: (415)345-9777
Grades: 9-12 | 176 students
The JCHS journey begins before the first day of class.
Our students become part of a carefully selected and mutually supportive community that nurtures individual growth.
We encourage our students to challenge themselves, to think creatively and to discover their values while striving for academic excellence.
Whether expressing themselves through arts and athletics, academic achievement or community outreach projects, our students participate in a rigorous college preparatory program enriched by thought-provoking Jewish studies.
JCHS classes are small enough that everyone can be heard, but large enough that a diversity of opinion is possible.
Our rich curriculum braids together humanities, Jewish studies, and math/science, making it possible to offer classes that incorporate wisdom drawn from the sciences, art and the spirit.
Students develop skills in textual reading and contextual understanding, as well as writing and public speaking, logic, creative expression, experiential learning and critical thinking – all of which will inform their intellectual and academic development.
To enrich and enance their academic experience, JCHS offers competitive interscholastic athletic programs for all abilities as a way to build discipline and sportsmanship.
Performances in drama and music and expression through the fine arts nurture and refine our students' creative talents.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Western States Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Religious Affiliation Jewish
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Year Founded 2001

Student Body

Total Students 176 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade Jewish Community High School of the Bay Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 35 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 5:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 14 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses Advanced Chemistry, Advanced Hebrew Grammar, Advanced Spanish Conversation, Algebra I Advanced, Algebra II Advanced, AP Art History, AP Biology, AP Calculus, AB, AP Calculus, BC, AP Chemistry, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP Physics, C, AP Spanish Language, AP Studio Art, Geometry Advanced, Vocal Arts Honors,
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 16
Yearly Tuition Cost $36,900
Tuition Notes We are committed to making JCHS an affordable choice for your child\'s high school education. To that end, we offer a Flexible Tuition Program designed to help keep a JCHS education accessible to families from a variety of economic backgrounds or who are
Admissions Director Ida Gruber


Total Sports Offered 7 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Dance, Soccer, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
TennisUltimate Frisbee,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 18 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. BBQ Club, Bay Area Academic League, Digital Media, Environmental Club, Gay/Straight Alliance, Hip Hop Dance, Interfaith Teen Council, Jam Band, Literary Magazine, Mock Trial, STAND Anti-Genocide, Social Club, Student Alliance for Israel, Student Ambassadors, Student Government, Ultimate Frisbee, Village Project Tutoring Club, Yearbook BBQ Club, Digital Media, Hip Hop Dance, Jam Band, Mock Trial, Social Club, Yearbook, Bay Area Academic League,
Environmental Club,
Gay/Straight Alliance,
Interfaith Teen Council,
Literary Magazine,
STAND Anti-Genocide,
Student Alliance for Israel,
Student Ambassadors,
Student Government,
Ultimate Frisbee,
Village Project Tutoring Club,

School Notes:

Jewish Community High School at a Glance

  • We are a "pluralistic" community – welcoming students from all types of Jewish, social, economic, educational and geographic backgrounds.
  • Class sizes are small, averaging 12 students and a 5:1 student-to-teacher ratio.
  • We eat lunch together every day. Our meals follow are prepared daily in our kitchen using fresh, local, organic ingredients.
  • 85% of our faculty hold post-graduate academic degrees.
  • The 200-seat Performing Arts Theater is state-of-the-art and is an exceptional venue for student productions as well as community gatherings.
  • Our rapidly expanding library offers more than 25,000 volumes, including those of the Bureau of Jewish Education (BJE).
  • JCHS is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

Profile last updated: 01/06/2014

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