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Why Progressive Education?

Progressive education refers to a philosophy and approach to education originating in the late 1800s.

One of the main premises of a progressive school is a focus on the whole child. At Chicago Jewish Day School, we are committed to attending to the whole child—taking into account the social, emotional, academic, spiritual, physical, and creative needs of a student. Although definitions of progressive education vary, the Chicago Jewish Day School Educational Philosophy Statement reflects a commitment to the following values consistently found in progressive education.


A Progressive Education at CJDS Includes:

Learn more about what a Progressive Education can do for your child.


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