Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School

  • Bernard Zell is an independent Jewish Day School for the 21st century where academic purpose, collaborative learning and a deep commitment to humanity develop engaged, confident learners and compassionate leaders for a stronger, more vibrant community and world.
  • From Early Childhood through Middle School, we inspire our students to love learning through innovative teaching, hands-on exploration and discovery. Plus the individualized attention your children will receive is unrivaled; we offer a 5:1 student-teacher ratio-the very lowest in the city. Rigorous general studies and comprehensive Jewish learning are always wrapped in the warmth and values of our unique Jewish community. Our mission is to engage students in a program of rigorous studies through a variety of classroom and real world learning opportunities, to educate students to be active and informed citizens in our pluralistic community, to inspire them to develop Jewish literacy, and to guide them as they embrace their chosen Jewish practice and beliefs.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Other school association(s)
The Jewish Community Day School Association (SSDSA)
Religious AffiliationJewish
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-8
Year Founded1946

Student Body

Total Students501 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
1%
State avg.: 31%
Students by Grade Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers77 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
72%
Average Class Size16 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineDec. 1
Tuition NotesNursery: $22,016 Jr. Kindergarten: $25,358 Sr. Kindergarten: $27,397 Lower School (Grades 1 - 4): $28,729 Middle School (Grades 5 - 7): $33,070 Grade 8: $33,300
% on Financial Aid
26%
Admissions DirectorKatie Rich
Admissions AssociateAriel Rosen

Sports

Total Sports Offered5 sports
SportsBasketball, Soccer, Softball, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballSoccer,
SoftballTrack and Field,
Volleyball

School Notes

  • Bernard Zell is an independent Jewish Day School for the 21st century where academic purpose, collaborative learning and a deep commitment to humanity develop engaged, confident learners and compassionate leaders for a stronger, more vibrant community and world.From Early Childhood through Middle School, we inspire our students to love learning through innovative teaching, hands-on exploration and discovery. Plus the individualized attention your children will receive is unrivaled; we offer a 5:1 student-teacher ratio-the very lowest in the city. Rigorous general studies and comprehensive Jewish learning are always wrapped in the warmth and values of our unique Jewish community. Our mission is to engage students in a program of rigorous studies through a variety of classroom and real world learning opportunities, to educate students to be active and informed citizens in our pluralistic community, to inspire them to develop Jewish literacy, and to guide them as they embrace their chosen Jewish practice and beliefs.

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