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.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked FL School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 829 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $23,000
  • Acceptance rate: 85%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

David Posnack Jewish Day School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Florida for:

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
call for information
Year Founded
1974
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Cost Notes
Call for Summer Class information

Student Body

Total Students
829 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
4%
State avg.: 45%
Students by Grade
David Posnack Jewish Day School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
174 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
47%
Average Class Size
15 students
Number of AP Courses
16 courses
Advanced Courses
American 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 score
1430
Average ACT score
30
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
(uniform)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
tuition ranges from $14,000- $25,360
% on Financial Aid
15%
Acceptance Rate
85%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Joanie Silverman
Admissions Associate
Donna Salzman

Sports

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 Theater

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 responsibility to others, and a need to contribute to the betterment of the world. Posnack 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
Profile last updated: 07/20/2021

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked FL School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 829 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $23,000
  • Acceptance rate: 85%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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