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Bruchim ha’bayim (welcome) to our admissions page!

Cortney Stark Cope

Thank you for your interest in Chicago Jewish Day School! We are thrilled to provide in-person learning for our students. Smiling faces abound as we welcomed students back to school. Watching our students and educators enter the building and engage in learning feels like nothing short of a miracle.

This year our theme is "Hinneh mah tov umah na'im shevet achim gam yachad," which translates to: "Behold how good and how pleasant it is for people to sit together in unity.” This theme represents how our sacred texts transcend time and provide a relevant message for our modern world.

Throughout this pandemic, Chicago Jewish Day School has served as a leader in the educational world, providing innovative and engaging online learning that mimicked being in school. As we return to in-person classes, our innovative thinking is evident in the thoughtful ways we reopened our school and welcomed back students. I can't imagine a more exciting time to be a part of the CJDS community.

Learn more about Chicago Jewish Day school by scheduling a tour. Fully vaccinated parents are welcome to schedule a tour of our campus by appointment on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings. Additionally, for your convenience, you can also schedule an individualized Zoom tour with me anytime Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tell us about your child and request more information by submitting an inquiry.

Please watch the videos below to learn more about our incredible eLearning last spring and the successes of our first days back on campus this year.


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Director of Admissions

CJDS '21-'22 Back to School Update!

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First Week Back at CJDS

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CJDS '21-'22 Back to School Update!

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First Week Back, 2020-2021 School Year


CJDS 2019-2020 Video

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Admission Resources

Curriculum Overview:
Learn more about our Junior Kindergarten through Grade Eight curriculum.

Admissions Application:  Please complete an application if you are interested in applying.

Tuition Information:
Tuition assistance is available, as Chicago Jewish Day School is committed to working with families so that children can take advantage of a CJDS education.
2021-2022 Tuition and Fees