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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 welcome our students and families to the 2023-2024 academic year. Watching our students engage joyfully in learning and collaborate with their peers and teachers is incredible and something I can’t wait for you to see.

As the only multi-denominational school in the city of Chicago reflecting the full diversity of our Jewish community, Chicago Jewish Day School integrates General and Judaic Studies through an active, experiential, and collaborative approach that focuses on deeper meaning and relevancy. As such, we turn to sacred texts to guide us. This year, our theme is "Olam Chesed Yibaneh” which translates to “The world is built on loving kindness.” This theme serves as a reminder to our students that their actions have a meaningful impact on those around them. At a time when the world is experiencing so many challenges, divisions, and strife, we empower our students to be leaders and recognize their individual and collective responsibility to build up this world with loving kindness. Our students understand that what they do and how they act matters to their school community, their local communities, or in the world community.

We are educating the future leaders of the Jewish Community. As such, there has never been a more exciting time to enroll your child at Chicago Jewish Day School. Our nationally recognized program continues to serve as an educational model for schools throughout the country and provides our students with the most innovative, student centered, inquiry based curriculum available.

Learn more about Chicago Jewish Day School by attending by scheduling an in person tour. I offer tours every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday morning at 9am by appointment. Email me to find a time to tour or to RSVP, or submit an inquiry.

I can’t wait to meet you and show you why your family belongs at Chicago Jewish Day School. 


Cortney Stark Cope (
Director of Admissions

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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.
2023-2024 Tuition and Fees