Pardes Jewish Day School

Pardes, from the Hebrew word for orchard,speaks to our goal-the growth and development of each and every child.
At Pardes, students are inspired and motivated to reach their personal best.
Challenging subject matter-taught by a highly qualified and dedicated faculty-helps students develop intellectual curiosity, creativity, independence, a lifelong love of learning and a sense of responsibilty and respect toward others.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked AZ School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Students: 265 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $12,650
  • Acceptance rate: 80%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 31 / May. 30

Top Rankings

Pardes Jewish Day School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Arizona for:


School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-8
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
265 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 39%
Students by Grade
Pardes Jewish Day School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
35 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
15 students
Classroom Dress Code
(respectful of yourself and other students)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 31 / May. 30
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
sibling discounts and affiliation discount with local congregations
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Laurence Harris

School Notes

  • From modest beginnings in 1993 with only 12 students, Pardes has become the fastest growing Jewish Day School in Phoenix and a fully accredited institution that is now home to more than 280 K-8 students. On our new five acre campus, Pardes has forged a partnership among students, parents, faculty, staff and Board of Directors - who together form a vibrant student focused communtiy.
  • Walk into any Pardes classroom today, and there is a sense of excitement and discovery. Strong academics, Jewish values and learning, and a caring, supportive community are the cornerstones of our dynamic learning environment.
  • Pardes students are awarded winners in state, regional and national science fairs, literary and arts competitions and are members of the National Junior Honor Society. Graduates attend the finest public and private secondary schools.
  • The core curriculum includes Language arrs, social studies, mathematics, science, Hebrew and Jewish sties Teaching specialists offer: Spanish, music, art drama, technology and physical education.
  • Jewish Studies includes study of Bible and Midrash, Jewish history, ethics and Hebrew.
  • After-School enrichment offers: Dance, choir, gynastics, technology, karate and a growing sports program competing in the Mountain Valley Athletic Association league.

School Reviews

Endorse Pardes Jewish Day School. Endorsements should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities
  • Academic or athletic awards
Endorse this school:

Recent Articles

Understanding Private School Tuition
Understanding Private School Tuition
We look at why tuition costs vary so widely from school to school.
Books About Private School
Books About Private School
What's private school really like? Find out from people who have been there.
You Won't Find....
You Won't Find....
You won't find several things in private schools which you will find in public schools.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked AZ School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Students: 265 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $12,650
  • Acceptance rate: 80%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 31 / May. 30

Request Information

Did You Know?

The average private school tuition in Phoenix, AZ is $11,484 for elementary schools and $14,320 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Phoenix, AZ is 90% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

Related School Videos

Quick Links