Chicago Jewish Day School

  • Chicago Jewish Day School is a multi-denominational Jewish day school on the cutting edge of best practices in progressive education.
  • In 2018, we celebrate our extraordinary commitment to engaging and educating the next generation of Jewish learners and leaders when we moved to our new 2.6-acre campus in the Irving Park neighborhood.
  • Through our integrated and experiential learning curriculum, we are recognized for both our academic excellence and our meaningful approach to Judaic Studies and Hebrew.
  • Together, they create a challenging and thought-provoking curriculum that develops a child`s capacity for complex learning and a strong moral compass.
  • 95% of our graduates gain acceptance to their first-choice high school, including Chicago`s competitive selective enrollment and private schools, where they become leaders in their schools and communities.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Independent Schools Association of the Central States
Religious AffiliationJewish
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded2003

Student Body

Total Students218 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
Students by GradeChicago Jewish Day School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers60 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio4:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size12 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineDec. 7
Yearly Tuition Cost$24,575
Tuition NotesJK is 16,990 Grades 6-7: 25,400 Grade 8: 25,500 All not including fees
Admissions DirectorCortney Stark Cope
Admissions AssociateTamar Shapira

Sports

Total Sports Offered3 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.16 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.circus arts, cooking, drama, musical performance, pottery, science fun, yoga

Club or Organization:
Gaming Club, Math Club, recorder club, Technology Club, US Chidon Ha-Tanach Club, Yearbook Club

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Coding, Karate, Spanish Clu

School Notes

  • Chicago Jewish Day School is a multi-denominational Jewish day school on the cutting edge of best practices in progressive education. In 2018, we celebrate our extraordinary commitment to engaging and educating the next generation of Jewish learners and leaders when we moved to our new 2.6-acre campus in the Irving Park neighborhood. Through our integrated and experiential learning curriculum, we are recognized for both our academic excellence and our meaningful approach to Judaic Studies and Hebrew. Together, they create a challenging and thought-provoking curriculum that develops a child`s capacity for complex learning and a strong moral compass. 95% of our graduates gain acceptance to their first-choice high school, including Chicago`s competitive selective enrollment and private schools, where they become leaders in their schools and communities.

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The average private school tuition in Chicago, IL is $7,655 for elementary schools and $15,556 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Chicago, IL is 87% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).