Valley Beth Shalom Day School

Valley Beth Shalom Harold M. Schulweis Day School, a K-6 Solomon Schechter elementary school, offers a superior education and enriching foundation for life`s journey.
Students thrive in an environment that focuses on academic excellence, strong Jewish values, a dynamic community, and personal growth.
Students reach their learning potential guided by talented teachers through individual learning approaches and small group instruction.
Established in 1978, VBS Day School has more than 30 years of experience.
Affiliated with the Solomon Schecter Day School Association, VBS has a rich history and a unique community fostered by the involvement of parents, VBS rabbis and cantors, and a thriving synagogue that engages the entire family in Jewish life.
Upon commencement, VBS Day School students have attained much more than a high quality education.
They have discovered an academic, emotional, and spiritual basis for life`s journey as it continues beyond secondary school and into adulthood showing that they can make a difference in the world.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Other school association(s)
Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
Religious AffiliationJewish
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-6
Year Founded1978

Student Body

Total Students243 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 45%
Students by Grade Valley Beth Shalom Day School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers28 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size19 students

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 31 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$26,450
Tuition Notes1,250 New Student Fee 125 Parent Org Dues 125 Student Material Fee Synagogue Membership (approximately $3,000)
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$6,000
Admissions DirectorTal Barak


Total Sports Offered6 sports
SportsBasketball, Dance, Flag Football, Football, Soccer, VolleyballBasketballDance,
Flag FootballFootball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.5 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
art, cooking, drama, karate, sports

School Notes

  • Our mission is to empower each child to reach his/her potential as a confident, skilled, and passionate learner with a strong Jewish identity. Exceptional, forward-thinking academic general and Judaic studies programs emphasize inquiry, critical thinking, and creativity while instilling Jewish ethics, values, spirituality, a personal connection to Israel, and a strong sense of social responsibility. Embraced by a nurturing and dynamic community, our students build a foundation that fosters academic achievement, celebrates the joy of Jewish life, and cultivates a desire to make a difference in the world.
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School Reviews

VBS Day School provides the very best education for my child! He is thriving in his kindergarten class and comes home excited to return to school each day. The dual curriculum and Hebrew immersion style of teaching are so outstanding! I continue to be impressed by VBSDS each day and know I made the right decision!
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