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Bruchim ha’bayim (welcome) to our virtual admissions office!

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 "Im Ein Ani Li Mi Li, אם אין אני לי מי לי," which translates to: "If I am not for myself, who will be for me? And if I am only for myself, what am I? And if not now, when?” This theme offers our school community a road map for the year. At a time when we must think about how we can keep ourselves and those around us safe, we are reminded that we must also consider how to continue creating a strong sense of warm, caring community during an unbelievably stressful, difficult, and often scary time. 

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 Wednesday or 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.


Cortney Stark Cope (
Director of Admissions

First Week Back at CJDS

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CJDS eLearning Video

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