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Chicago Jewish Day School

5959 North Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL 60660

(773) 271-2700


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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"The Chicago Jewish Day School creates for its students a standard of excellence in both Jewish and General Studies. Our students develop a passion for learning and a strong sense of themselves as Jews and as human beings."

"We inspire our students to…
develop a strong Jewish identity through an integrated curriculum within a nurturing, stimulating and creative environment
become a community of Jewish learners
respect and appreciate diversity
love Torah, Israel, Hebrew language and prayer
be contributing, caring and knowledgeable members of our community, our country and the world."

-From the school website

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • Are required to make donations ourselves
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school