Abraham Joshua Heschel Day School, a community Jewish day school, provides a rich dual-curricular education that encourages independent and critical thinking, lifelong learning, self-awareness, and compassion.
The culture of our school reflects Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschels values: integrity, justice, intellectual curiosity, and empathy.
With the goal of promoting mutual respect and understanding among Jews, our school is a hub for honest dialogue and exploration of wide-ranging opinions and practices.
In partnership with our families, we inspire our students to become active, dedicated, ethical, and informed citizens and leaders who are committed to Israel and the vitality of the Jewish people.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
Religious AffiliationJewish
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded1972

Student Body

Total Students357 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
Students by Grade Heschel Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers53 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size18 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 21 / rolling
Admissions DirectorLara Martin
Admissions AssociateLara Martin


Total Sports Offered5 sports
SportsBasketball, Dance, Flag Football, Soccer, VolleyballBasketballDance,
Flag FootballSoccer,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.6 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Art, Chess, Chorus

Club or Organization:
Robotics Team

Arts and Music Programs:
Musical Theater, Musical Theatre Production

School Notes

  • We require that students be 4 years old by September 1 to enter our transitional kindergarten program and 5 years old by September 1 to enter our kindergarten program. We look forward to meeting you at one of our open houses.

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