Fostering the growth of confident, compassionate thinkers who engage the world through Jewish values.
This year’s school-wide theme was Thriving. Throughout the year, we weaved the theme across our academic and Judaic studies, co-curriculars, projects, holidays, celebrations, and more. We also recognized and celebrated the many ways our students, faculty, staff, parents, and community thrive at CESJDS. From holding Student-Led Learning Conferences in the Lower and Middle School, hosting our first ever Health and Wellness Summit in the High School, celebrating Israel at 75, holding the inaugural Ignite the Night Parent Celebration, fostering student leadership throughout the whole school, exploring pluralism and Jewish Identity, and so much more, our School thrived in countless ways.
All four of my children are very different learners with diverse interests. Each of them gets exactly what they need from the school - academic challenge, academic support, and opportunities to go deep in parts, athletics, or STEM. It's incredible that one school has a place for every learner to thrive.
Parent of Aryeh (Class of 2030), Meital (Class of 2024), Noam '22, and Coby '20
JDS has been a place where our child has been challenged academically in a way where he can flourish. Equally important to the academics, he has experienced a rich Jewish life mingling with children who practice at all levels, opening our family's eyes to what Judaism means in so many new ways.
Lysie and Menelaos Sarantos
Parents of Emmanuel (Class of 2028)
We love JDS. We love the kindness, empathy, and respect they live, teach, and stand for. We love the way our son is encouraged to ask questions, think outside the box, and to continually be supported to do his best. Thank you to the JDS team for being so incredible and for fostering a strong Jewish identity and love for Israel.
Charl and René Marais
Parents of Benjamin (Class of 2032)