Chabad Hebrew Academy

  • The mission at CHA is to provide a dynamic, student-centered program of academic rigor amid cross curricular instruction that challenges students to maximize their intellectual, social, physical, and spiritual potential.
  • We aim to instill a strong sense of identity and a commitment to meaningful and balanced living, guided by Jewish ethics and values.
  • All students will possess the skills, motivation and discipline to achieve their full potential. Our students will have the courage to act independently, grow spiritually, live ethically and maintain productively enriched lives.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Society of Hebrew Day Schools (NSHDS)
Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
The Jewish Community Day School Association (SSDSA)
Religious AffiliationJewish
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded1979

Student Body

Total Students311 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 45%
Students by Grade Chabad Hebrew Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers28 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio11:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size16 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineFeb. 18 / Mar. 18 / rolling
Tuition NotesFinancial Assistance is readily available and provided on a merit basis.
% on Financial Aid
Admissions DirectorSusana Leff


Total Sports Offered8 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Flag Football, Golf, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
Flag FootballGolf,
Track and FieldVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.8 extracurriculars

Club or Organization:
Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts

Arts and Music Programs:

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Jump Rope, Karate/Self-Defense, Play Ball, Yoga
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • San Diego
    Grades: PK-8 | 340 students
    7.5 miles
    3630 Afton Rd
    San Diego, CA 92123
    (858) 279-3300
    7.5 PK-8
  • Encinitas
    Grades: PK-8 | 432 students
    12.8 miles
    3616 Manchester Avenue
    Encinitas, CA 92024
    (760) 942-1111
    12.8 PK-8
  • Encinitas
    Grades: 7-12 | 169 students
    13.2 miles
    1500 El Camino Real
    Encinitas, CA 92024
    (760) 944-6777
    13.2 7-12
  • Encinitas
    Grades: K-12 | 75 students
    14.9 miles
    679 Encinitas Blvd.
    Encinitas, CA 92024
    (760) 634-1188
    14.9 K-12
  • Encinitas
    The Rhoades School
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    Special Program Emphasis
    Grades: K-8 | 300 students
    12.7 miles
    141 S Rancho Santa Fe Road
    Encinitas, CA 92024
    (760) 436-1102
    12.7 K-8

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (10 reviews)
We send our daughter to CHA. She entered into 1st grade this year. We`ve been paying close attention to how San Diego is handling the reopening of schools and can confidently say CHA did everything right.CHA was one of the few schools diligent enough to get clearance to open. From what I hear, this was no small accomplishment.This type of excellence is exactly why we send our daughter to this school. The community behind CHA I can only describe as one of the best communities in America. It`s really an honor if your child gets to attend CHA.
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We love CHA! The STEM program is great. I love hearing about all they have learned. We adore the teachers! Have great respect for the Rabbi's. Such a fun, loving school community! Highly recommend.
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CHA is phenomenal! The moment my husband and I walked through CHA with Shelly we knew this was the place for our daughter. I had heard so many good things about CHA I had to check it out myself. Being of Non- Jewish descent, I wasn’t sure how we would be accepted. We were instantly welcomed and made to feel welcome. My daughter is in her first year of school and I am very impressed with what CHA has to offer! The student:teacher ratio is amazing! My daughter and her fellow peers get a lot of personalized attention, because the student:teacher ratio is so low. She can learn and excel at a faster rate, because the teachers have more time to invest into each student. Another observation I have made is that the teachers don’t just jump into the academic side of teaching. They first take the time to teach your child the behaviors of "How to Learn". They teach them how to sit patiently and focus to take in what is being taught for their lesson that day. Another thing I have observed is that the teachers also pay attention to peer interactions as to ensure a safe and optimal learning environment. This school is not only amazing, because of the students and teachers, but it is amazing as a whole community. There is a fun upbeat atmosphere as you are entering the school grounds with lively music and one of the staff members greeting you every day with a genuine smile. I invest the entire staff into your child and so are the parents that are involved with extracurricular activities such as the PTO. I really can’t say enough good things about CHA. If you want your child to be taught academics and how to be an all around good person in society, I highly recommend CHA.
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Our daughters are in pre-school at Chabad. The teachers do an amazing job at bonding with the children. Our kids are encouraged to share what they have learned and they love going to school. Thank you to Chabad for helping to develop our daughters during such a formative time of their lives!
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I have been a parent at this school for 3 years now. It is more than a school, it is like a family. We feel a real sense of community there, and I know that the kids are in a loving and protected environment. This warm environment, coupled with the stellar educational curriculum offered and enabled my kids to really thrive. Both have started reading far ahead of their 5 birthday, which is impressive (and we don't really work on this at home). What I also appreciate is the attitude around learning in general that is fostered at the school. I don't know how they do it, but both my kids are truely excited about learning in general, and reading, and doing different projects. Almost makes parenting too easy! ;) Thank you Chabad Hebrew Academy!
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Our kids are thriving in the nurturing environment at CHA. CHA has figured out the just the right mix of academics, judaics/hebrew and specials. We highly recommend this school.
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We have been thoroughly impressed with the faculty, administration, and other students since we started in September. The school provides just the right mix of academics, Judaic Studies and Specials all in a nurturing environment. Our children are thriving at CHA.
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Wonderful, incredible, amazing school - gorgeous grounds, Wasc accreditation and Judaics and Hebrew program that teaches your child to question and be a kind compassionate person. I have three kids at chabad - came for a site visit and never left! Love the community and families there.
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We have had 3 kids attend this amazing school since preschool. Our first is now graduating 8th grade. I can't put our feelings about this school into words. It's a family and our kids have grown into beautiful people because of it. The staff is amazing and the environment even better. Go Blue Stars!!!
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We just started this year at the preschool and have been thrilled all around! My favorite is that the energy on campus is of complete happiness at all times! Teachers and kids alike genuinely seem content to be there!
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