Ronald C Wornick Jewish Day School

800 Foster City Blvd, Bldg. 830
San Mateo, CA 94404
Tel: (650)378-2600
Grades: K-8 | 209 students
The Ronald C. Wornick Jewish Day School is a welcoming, diverse community that serves students in grades K-8.
The curriculum incorporates the California Standards along with:  Critical thinking, Creativity, Collaboration, Communication, Character Development and Community Service.
These “C’s” are applied in all areas of the curriculum – Mathematics, Science, Language Arts, Hebrew Language, Judaic Studies, Social Studies.
In each grade, students participate in project-based learning.
This means that students have the chance to delve deeply into a particular subject as they conduct their own research and produce various products demonstrating their new knowledge of the subject matter.
Project based learning also includes engagement with experts in discovering answers to research questions and the practice of revising and refining work to produce a final product to publicly display new knowledge.
We are proud of the emergence of our STEM initiative, bringing science, technology, engineering and mathematics innovation into our K-8 classrooms.  Wornick students also participate in team sports, art, music, technology and outdoor education classes.
The academic program includes an obligation to use one's knowledge to serve the community.
Our parents, staff and students are all regularly involved in community service.
Additionally, our parents are actively involved in the life of the school.
The school fosters a strong connection to the land of Israel and we maintain a partnership with the Reali School in Haifa.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Other religious school association(s)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Western States Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
Religious Affiliation Jewish
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten-8
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Year Founded 1986

Student Body

Total Students 209 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade Ronald C Wornick Jewish Day School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 36 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 15 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 31 / Jan. 15 / rolling
Tuition Notes See admissions website for details.
% on Financial Aid
Admissions Director Judy Thalheimer
Admissions Associate Pam Bodin


Total Sports Offered 10 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Flag Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryFlag Football,
Track and FieldVolleyball,

School Notes:

  • At the Ronald C. Wornick Jewish Day School, our community shares a vision of educating children who love to learn, make an impact and think critically and creatively about repairing the world.

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Halstrom Academy - San Mateo (0.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Newton (0.7 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Foster City KinderCare (0.5 miles away)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Foster City
    Foster City KinderCare
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: NS-PK
    0.5 miles
    1006 Metro Center Blvd.
    Foster City, CA 94404
  • San Mateo
    Special Program Emphasis
    Grades: K-8 | 243 students
    0.7 miles
    1157 Chess Drive Ste 100
    San Mateo, CA 94404
  • San Mateo
    Grades: NS-5 | 254 students
    0.8 miles
    1998 Beach Park Blvd.
    San Mateo, CA 94404
  • San Mateo
    Halstrom Academy - San Mateo
    Special Program Emphasis
    Grades: 6-12
    0.9 miles
    1840 Gateway Dr., Ste. 100
    San Mateo, CA 94404
  • San Mateo
    St. Ambrose Sea Breeze School
    Daycare / Preschool (Episcopal)
    Grades: NS-PK | 196 students
    1 miles
    900 Edgewater Blvd
    San Mateo, CA 94404

School Reviews

I just had a daughter gradutate after 9years in this intimate school and she is over prepared for high school that it is amazing. Very hands on learning. Opportunities to try all kinds of sports, arts and music in a supportive enviornment.
- Posted by Parent, 02/14/13

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