Gesher Jewish Day School

  • Gesher is the Northern Virginia community Jewish day school for K - 8th grade offering a challenging and innovative curriculum of general and Jewish studies.
  • Gesher has full-day Kindergarten classrooms, after-school care, financial assistance and transportation.
  • Gesher is fully accredited by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools and is the only VAIS accredited Jewish Day School in Northern Virginia.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Other religious school association(s)
State or regional independent school association
Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS)
Religious AffiliationJewish
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-8
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedReading Specialist, Speech Therapist
Year Founded1982

Student Body

Total Students160 students
Student Body Typen/a
% Students of Color
12%
State avg.: 24%
Students by GradeGesher Jewish Day School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers25 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
80%
Average Class Size20 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(dress code of modesty, no formal uniform)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 31 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$16,950
Tuition NotesNeeds based financial assistance is available.
% on Financial Aid
40%
Average Financial Aid Grant$8,000
Acceptance Rate
90%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorDebra Mendelson

Sports

Total Sports Offered6 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Fencing, Mountain Biking, Soccer, SoftballBasketballCross Country,
FencingMountain Biking,
SoccerSoftball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.7 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.and more, art, fencing, Gesher Green club, music ensemble, Science, Student yearbook clu

School Notes

  • There’s more for your child at Gesher Jewish Day School. An excellent general studies program, vibrant Jewish learning, sports, music, drama, art, languages, outdoor classrooms, technology, library, and more. Whether you are looking for a Kindergarten where Jewish values are taught alongside the ABCs and 123s, considering an alternative to your child’s elementary school, or looking for a personal, dynamic and confidence-building middle school education for your emerging teen, admission at all grade levels is welcome. Please enjoy your “virtual” visit, but nothing takes the place of seeing our students and teachers in action! Call or email today to arrange a personal tour of the school. I look forward to meeting you!
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  • Alexandria
    Grades: NS-8 | 200 students
    14.3 miles
    5917 Telegraph Rd
    Alexandria, VA 22310
    (571)451-1006
    14.3 NS-8
    200
  • Alexandria
    Grades: PK-8 | 265 students
    13.8 miles
    3700 Burgundy Road
    Alexandria, VA 22303
    (703)329-6968
    13.8 PK-8
    265
  • Falls Church
    Grades: NS-8 | 341 students
    9.7 miles
    3229 Sleepy Hollow Rd
    Falls Church, VA 22042
    (703)533-1064
    9.7 NS-8
    341

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