Contra Costa Jewish Day School

Contra Costa Jewish Day School Photo #1 - We moved into a new state of the art school building in August 2009!
  • Contra Costa Jewish Day School (CCJDS) is a Kindergarten through 8th grade Community Jewish Day School located in Lafayette, CA. At CCJDS the synergy between academic excellence and Jewish knowledge creates an ideal learning environment.
  • Our goal is to graduate children who love learning, respect human diversity, and are able to make positive choices about their lives.
  • We strive to attain this goal by offering an outstanding academic program of general,Judaic and Hebrew studies.
  • We offer small classes in a warm, caring child-centered environment.
  • Our talented faculty work together with students and their families to create a close-knit school community.

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Contra Costa Jewish Day School places among the top 20% of private schools in California for:

School Overview

School TypeSchool with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc.Other religious school association(s)
Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
Religious AffiliationJewish
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-8
Year Founded2000

Student Body

Total Students162 students
Student Body Typen/a
% Students of Color
State avg.: 44%
Students by GradeContra Costa Jewish Day School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers27 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size18 students

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineFeb. 15 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$16,575
Tuition Notesk-5: $16575 Middle School: $17375 for 2014-15
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorAbby Seitelman


Total Sports Offered4 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Track and FieldBasketballCross Country,
SoccerTrack and Field,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.9 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Girl Scouts

Club or Organization:

Arts and Music Programs:
African Drumming, Art, Drama, Hip Hop Dance, Jewelry making

Recreational Athletic Programs:
5th-8th Basketball Team, 5th-8th Soccer Team

School Notes

  • On line application available on our website
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Berkeley
    Grades: K-8 | 105 students
    6.8 miles
    2722 Benvenue Avenue
    Berkeley, CA 94705
    6.8 K-8
  • Berkeley
    Grades: PK-8 | 296 students
    8.3 miles
    1310 University Ave
    Berkeley, CA 94702
    8.3 PK-8
  • El Cerrito
    Grades: NS-8
    10 miles
    2603 Tassajara Avenue
    El Cerrito, CA 94530
    10 NS-8
  • El Sobrante
    Grades: PK-8 | 159 students
    10.4 miles
    3800 Clark Road
    El Sobrante, CA 94803
    10.4 PK-8
  • Oakland
    Grades: K-5 | 137 students
    8.3 miles
    5000 Macarthur Blvd
    Oakland, CA 94613
    8.3 K-5

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
CCJDS has consistently provided a warm, loving environment in which my 8th grade son has developed as a confident, well-rounded student. We''re particularly thrilled with the school's commitment to providing Spanish for the middle school, and to the advanced math curriculum. Dean Goldfein is very committed to creating a smooth transition to high school, based on the requirements of our specific school. We''ve been very happy here, and encourage more Reform/secular Jews to apply. This *is* the place for you.
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If you are looking for a school with a great community of families, where faculty really care about your child's success, where there is an emphasis on strong academics and where your child will be happy, then please consider CCJDS! Both my children started CCJDS in Kindergarten. My daughter recently graduated and is now attending a local public school where she is thriving and believes that CCJDS did a great job preparing her for the rigors of high school. My son is in Middle School, he works hard but finds school exciting and is looking forward to his 8th grade class trip to Israel. The faculty at CCJDS is great and make the learning experience so enriching! The school offers quite a bit of financial assistance for families who need. We love CCJDS!
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