Educating our children in the richness of their past, the diversity of their present and the possibilities for their future.
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Chicago Jewish Day School is the only multi-denominational Jewish day school in Chicago. It has been an integral part of the Chicago Jewish community for over a decade.
Students at Chicago Jewish Day School develop a love for Judaism and Israel, our culture, language and traditions. Our integrated General and Judaic Studies curriculum ensure that our students feel a connection to their heritage in everything they do. They prepare students for success in the world at large as they develop critical thinking skills, the ability to take risks, and to create a strong Jewish identity.
At CJDS, we believe that by valuing the diversity of our own community, we model for our students the importance of the broader diversity of the world in which we live.
CJDS families represent the broad spectrum of Jewish beliefs and practices intended by our mission to be a multi-denominational Jewish day school. The school’s celebration of inclusivity and diversity extends to our faculty, staff, board members, and donors, who reflect various traditions of Jewish observance and identification from around the world.
Central to the mission of CJDS is to produce graduates who will be creative, critical thinkers and who will be passionate, ethical contributors to the world. Our students possess impressive academic skills, have a deep and enthusiastic love for learning, are self-confident with a strong self-image, and have respect for self, others, and the environment.
Chicago Jewish Day School is currently leading three different development efforts in order to ensure the success of the school, its students and its faculty.
Our Annual Campaign raises the dollars that aren’t covered by tuition. These dollars help with day to day support that is needed for the school to run functionally and smoothly.
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.
Interested in Admission for 2020-2021? Please contact Director of Admissions, Cortney Stark Cope.