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.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked IL School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Students: 247 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $27,450
  • Acceptance rate: 75%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 15 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Year Founded
2003

Student Body

Total Students
247 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
5%
State avg.: 34%
Students by Grade
Chicago Jewish Day School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
60 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
4:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
80%
Average Class Size
12 students
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Dec. 15 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
JK: $20,190 K-Grade 5: $28,355 Grades 6-8: $29,280
% on Financial Aid
52%
Acceptance Rate
75%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Cortney Stark Cope
Admissions Associate
Tamar Shapira

Sports

Total Sports Offered
3 sports

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 Club

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.
Source: Verified school update

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked IL School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Students: 247 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $27,450
  • Acceptance rate: 75%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 15 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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