Chicago Jewish Day School

  • Chicago Jewish Day School serves the entire Jewish community and is a leader in promoting togetherness, cooperation, and respect across all Jewish denominations.
  • Our educational approach appreciates and affirms differences in Jewish philosophy and background and values the range of Jewish religious practices among its students.
  • The Chicago Jewish Day School creates for our students a standard of excellence in both Jewish and General Studies.
  • Our students develop a passion for learning and a strong sense of themselves as Jews and as human beings.
  • We inspire our students to develop a strong Jewish identity through an integrated curriculum within a nurturing, stimulating and creative environment.
  • At CJDS, Jewish tradition informs our curriculum, calendar, celebrations and daily schedule.
  • We are committed to transmitting an in-depth knowledge of sacred Jewish texts and rituals, tradition and customs, and Jewish history.
  • Our students gain fluency in reading, speaking and understanding Hebrew language and literature, both classical and modern.

School Overview

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

Student Body

Total Students213 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
2%
State avg.: 31%
Students by GradeChicago Jewish Day School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers40 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio5:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size14 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 7
Yearly Tuition Cost$19,290
Tuition NotesJK is 13,375
Acceptance Rate
85%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorCortney Stark Cope

Sports

Total Sports Offered4 sports
SportsBallet, Basketball, Cross Country, DanceBalletBasketball,
Cross CountryDance,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.7 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.circus arts, cooking, drama, musical performance, pottery, science fun, yoga circus arts, cooking, drama, pottery, science fun, yoga, musical performance,
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The average private school tuition in Chicago, IL is $7,956 for elementary schools and $17,120 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).