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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 (17th year in operation)
Grades: Junior Kindergarten through Grade Eight
8:15 a.m.-3:15 p.m. (Monday-Thursday), 2:30 p.m. dismissal on Friday
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
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 Statement: Chicago Jewish Day School admits students of any race, sex, color, physical ability, and national or ethnic origin. We welcome students and families of all gender identity or expression and sexual orientation.
Chicago Jewish Day School is temporarily closed, but our learning continues. On Wednesday, March 18, CJDS implemented eLearning for all students. Please visit our eLearning & Information Page for the latest CJDS updates.
We encourage all community members to follow guidelines set in place by our local public health officials related to social distancing.