A multi-denominational, progressive Jewish day school in the city of Chicago providing a standard of excellence in both Judaic and General Studies. We are committed to academic excellence, grounded in educational research and driven by best practice. Using a Jewish lens, integrated and experiential learning is at the core of our student-centered curriculum, which develops a passion for lifelong learning.
Established: 2003 (16th year in operation)
Grades: Junior Kindergarten through Grade Eight
|Junior Kindergarten||8:15 a.m.-3:15 p.m. (optional enrichment from 12:15-3:15 a.m., Monday-Thursday), 2:30 p.m. dismissal on Friday|
|Kindergarten-Grade Five||8:15 a.m.-3:15 p.m. (Monday through Thursday), 2:30 p.m. dismissal on Friday|
|Grade Six-Grade Eight||8:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (Monday through Thursday), 2:30 p.m. dismissal on Friday|
Head of School: Judy Finkelstein-Taff
Location: New CJDS Campus, 3730 N. California Ave. in the heart of the Irving Park neighborhood.
CJDS Bus Transportation: Two city buses, one suburban bus and one city-suburban bus from Downtown Chicago to Skokie
Student to Faculty Ratio: 5:1, ensuring individualized attention for each student. Check out their professional development and how they are always continuing their education!
Alumni: 87 (seven graduating classes)
Affiliations: Jewish United Fund (JUF), the Community Foundation for Jewish Education of Metropolitan Chicago (CFJE), Prizmah Center for Jewish Day Schools (includes RAVSAK, the Jewish Community Day School Network, Partnership for Excellence in Jewish Education (PEJE), and YU School Partnership), Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), Independent School Management (ISM), National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS).
Accreditations: Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS) since 2011.
Tuition: $16,990-$25,500 (not including fees). Learn more
Non-discrimination policy: Chicago Jewish Day School admits students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin. We welcome students and families of all gender identity or expression and sexual orientation.