Jewish Community Day School

Jewish Community Day School (JCDS) is the Jewish day school of Greater New Orleans. Our mission is to instill a love of learning invigorated by empowering academics. JCDS is rooted in Jewish tradition, fostering spirituality (emunah), dedication to repair our world (tikkun olam) and commitment to the entire Jewish people (k`lal Yisrael). JCDS is a nurturing school where families of all backgrounds are welcomed and children are prepared for their futures. At JCDS we ensure that:Students become inquiring, capable youth, who are passionate lifelong learners
Teachers are dedicated to best educational practices Families are engaged in their children's academic achievement and holistic development
Ethics and morals of our students are nurtured through commitment to Jewish values
Positive connections to the language, land, culture, and people of the State of Israel are created
Children are primed for full participation in our global society.

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Jewish Community Day School places among the top 20% of private schools in Louisiana for:

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.The Jewish Community Day School Association (SSDSA)
Religious AffiliationJewish
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-6
Year Founded1996

Student Body

Total Students77 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 21%
Students by Grade Jewish Community Day School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers17 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size10 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(uniform of Khaki bottoms and white or forest green tops.)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineFeb. 1 / rolling
Tuition NotesFinancial Aid Available
Admissions DirectorSerena Deutch


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.12 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Drama, Jump Rope, Math Club

Club or Organization:
Art, Computers, Student Council, Study Hall, Volunteerism

Arts and Music Programs:
Choir, Voice Lessons

Recreational Athletic Programs:
P.E., Running

School Notes

  • Founded and supported by community leaders who care deeply about the Jewish life of the city, we strive to balance research-based, challenging academics with an enriching and thought-provoking Jewish Studies program. In so doing, we`ve created a personally, intellectually, and spiritually stimulating environment that helps our students develop as scholars and as leaders. While our general studies programs will teach students what questions to ask and how to find answers, our Jewish studies program can help students discover why those questions should be asked. The net result is nothing less than the ability to live an enriched and meaningful life while succeeding in whatever environment the child chooses when they have graduated from our program. 
  • Our students are talented artists, enjoy athletic pursuit and games, and excel at creative play. Our talented faculty excel at finding ways to connect academic standards to the real world, whether through helping students study Louisiana coastlines, having thoughtful discussion of the Torah, or building a cafe out of cardboard boxes where students can learn about about math by adding up a classmate`s "bill." We are a community school. In the context of Jewish day schools, this means that we are pluralistic, welcoming families affiliated with all streams of Judaism, as well as those who are unaffiliated. A diversity of beliefs and practices makes us more reflective about our own beliefs and practices, strengthening our identity and preparing us to navigate the world writ large.  JCDS welcomes families of all backgrounds who seek a nurturing and challenging academic environment rooted in Jewish values. We are nestled among a corridor of historic Jewish institutions on West Esplanade Ave. in Metairie, Louisiana, within the Goldring-Woldenberg Jewish Community Campus.  I encourage you to schedule a visit to the Jewish Community Day School of Greater New Orleans, whether you`re considering sending a child to our Reggio-inspired Green Preschool, or our Pre-K through sixth grade Day School program--or even if you`re simply interested in learning more about how our school contributes to the Jewish life of the community. We look forward to welcoming you to our campus!

Nearby Private Schools

The nearest high school to Jewish Community Day School is Lutheran High School Of Greater New Orleans (0.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school and preschool is St. Clement Of Rome School (0.5 miles away)
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