Maimonides Jewish Day School

Maimonides Jewish Day School was founded in September 1985 to provide a nurturing and challenging education for children. From that time until today, MJDS has placed children at the center, encouraging each child to flourish through personalized as well as classroom community learning. At Maimonides, our aspiration is to provide a strong foundation upon which every child may build for a lifetime.

School Overview

School TypeSchool with Special Program Emphasis
Religious AffiliationJewish
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-8
Year Founded1985

Student Body

Total Students34 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
Students by Grade Maimonides Jewish Day School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers4 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio9:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling

School Notes

  • Mission:
  • The mission of Maimonides Jewish Day School is to provide and promote the highest quality Judaic and Secular education to a diverse community of Jewish children. The Maimonides program synthesizes traditional Jewish learning with progressive education theory to create an academically engaging environment designed to foster a lifetime love of learning. MJDS teachers inspire a love for Judaism, and provide the tools for every child to reach personal excellence and the foundation to be responsible, compassionate members of society. 
  • Vision:
  • Maimonides Jewish Day School is a welcoming community committed to educating Jewish children according to Orthodox tradition in a positive atmosphere infused with kindness and respect for all. Our graduates are able to fully participate in both Jewish and secular educational institutions of the highest quality. We instill our students with knowledge, values, and experiences to ensure meaningful, intentional lifelong connections to Judaism and Jewish living. Our approach to education is holistic and cooperative; we understand that educational success is collaboration between teachers, parents, community and students. 

Nearby Private Schools

The nearest high school to Maimonides Jewish Day School is Riverdale High School (1.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school and preschool is Portland Jewish Academy (0.0 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Portland
    Grades: NS-8 | 364 students
    0 miles
    6651 Southwest Capitol Highway
    Portland, OR 97219
    (503) 244-0126
    0 NS-8
    364
  • Portland
    West Hills Learning Center
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: PK-K | 41 students
    0.4 miles
    7339 Sw Capitol Hwy
    Portland, OR 97219
    (503) 244-2579
    0.4 PK-K
    41
  • Portland
    Hilltop Preschool & Kindergarten
    Alternative School (Assembly of God)
    Grades: PK-K | 140 students
    0.5 miles
    5700 Sw Dosch Rd
    Portland, OR 97239
    (503) 245-5205
    0.5 PK-K
    140
  • Portland
    Grades: PK-8 | 100 students
    0.6 miles
    2900 Sw Peaceful Lane
    Portland, OR 97239
    (503) 245-5568
    0.6 PK-8
    100
  • Portland
    West Hills Christian School
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    Special Program Emphasis (Christian)
    Grades: K-8 | 320 students
    0.6 miles
    7945 Sw Capitol Hill Rd
    Portland, OR 97219
    (503) 245-6688
    0.6 K-8
    320

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