David Posnack Jewish Day School

  • The David Posnack Jewish Day School (Posnack School) offers a unique challenging educational experience combining an intensive focused secular education with an innovative exciting Jewish curriculum.
  • At Posnack School, we are concerned not only with our students' academic accomplishments, but also with their social and character development.
  • We believe that this can be achieved most successfully when parents and school staff work together in a nurturing environment in order to ensure our children's well being.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Florida Council of Independent Schools (FCIS)
Florida Kindergarten Council (FKC)
Association of Independent Schools of Florida
Religious AffiliationJewish
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs Supportedcall for information
Year Founded1974
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program Cost NotesCall for Summer Class information

Student Body

Total Students791 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
4%
State avg.: 41%
Students by GradeDavid Posnack Jewish Day School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers174 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
47%
Average Class Size15 students
Number of AP Courses16 courses
Advanced CoursesAmerican Government AP, American History AP, Biology AP, Calculus AB AP, Calculus BC AP, Chemistry AP, English Language & Composition AP, English Literature & Composition AP, Environmental Science AP, Human Geography AP, Music Theory AP, Physics B AP, Portfolio Art AP, Psychology AP, Spanish AP, Statistics AP,
Average SAT score1430
Average ACT score30
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(uniform)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$19,175
Tuition Notestuition ranges from $19,175- $30,725
% on Financial Aid
15%
Acceptance Rate
85%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorSusie Jackowitz
Admissions AssociateDonna Salzman

Sports

Total Sports Offered9 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Flag Football, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryFlag Football,
SoccerSoftball,
SwimmingTennis,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.22 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.English Honors Society, Instrumental Music, Robotics Team, Student Booster Club, Student Government, Tri-M Music Honor Society, Vocal Music, Yachad: America and Israel Together

Club or Organization:
Art for the Heart, Best Buddies, Jewish Student Union, Key Club, Model UN, Moot Beit Din, Mu Alpha Theta, National Honors Society, Pre-Med Club, SADD Club, Thespian Troupe

Arts and Music Programs:
Drama / Acting, Jazz Band & Chorus, Musical Theate

School Notes

  • The Posnack School objective is to provide an outstanding, comprehensive general studies program that meets high academic expectations as we prepare our students in a college prep and college prep honors program. Underlying the philosophy of the school is a Judaic studies program that provides students with an understanding of Jewish history, Hebrew language, and Jewish values that emphasize responibility to others, and a need to contribute to the betterment of the world. David Posnack Jewish Day School also provides many Leadership Opportunities such as:
  • AIPAC High School Summit and National Conference
  • HASBARA Advocacy Program, Jewish Federation of Broward County
  • AKIBA Leadership, Jewish Federation of Broward County
  • B'nai Brith, Anti-Defamation League Programs
  • March of the Living
  • Alexander Muss Institute for Israel Education
  • Community and Business Internships
  • Jewish Life Pathing Mentorship
  • Future Point Leadership Training
  • Community Outreach
  • Panim El Panim Civic Program
  • Volunteer Programs with Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital
  • Local Synagogues
  • Community Blood Bank
  • Day Care Center
  • W.E.C.A.R.E. Food Closet
  • Jewish Federation of Broward County
  • Israeli Consulate

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