Our daughters found supportive teachers who have gone above and beyond to help them succeed. We have found an administration that is responsive and generous with their time. Whether it is the middle school science fair, the high school guidance office, or the outstanding college counseling services, we are always impressed with our interactions
with the CESJDS community.
Erika Dickstein and Todd Rosenberg
Parents of Yael (Grade 9) and Lily '20
2nd graders developed an appreciation for the value of money during their online Economy unit. 6th graders were treated to a 'Skype a Scientist' series, where they expanded their vision of how they might use science in their lives. The weekly Upper School KabShabs went virtual, featuring performances, D'vrei Torah, artwork, photography and guest performers--yielding hundreds of YouTube hits per week.
JDS provides our children with a great education and an atmosphere which allows them to grow and express their individuality in a warm and safe environment.
Kira and Jules Bricker
Parents of Hannah (Class of 2031) and Selena (Class of 2029)
I just thought it was an amazing opportunity that Shir Madness would cherish and hopefully get closer through that experience.
Ethan Kulp, Class of 2020
via The Lion's Tale on performing at Millennium Stage in December 2019
“We don’t consider Art to be an “extra,” but instead a critical part of a student’s learning and development at CESJDS.”
Jessie Nathans, Middle School Art Instructor
When 200 people show up to a middle school game, it is a tremendous force and you can feel that in the gym. I coach the team to think of it as playing in their backyard; to play calm, level, smart.
Brett Kugler, Middle School Girls Basketball Coach and High School Learning Specialist
via The Lion's Tale on the team's PVAC Championship
At JDS, sports teams aren’t an exclusive, overly competitive group where students feel pressured to show off or feel embarrassed if they don’t make a team.
Zach Gross '20
I can think back on a number of seniors auditioning, and remembering them audition in middle school, and about how far they’ve come.
Dr. David Solomon, Debra Herman Berger Director of Arts Education
via The Lion's Tale on high school musical auditions
It is truly a joy to see our children encouraged to explore, learn, and go above and beyond the curriculum to pursue their interests interests.
Wendi and Jeff Sager
Parents of Josh (Class of 2025) and Danny (Class of 2020)
I love that CESJDS is forming the next generation of modern Jewish leaders.
Parent of Eilah (Class of 2021), Gaby (Class of 2024), Nili (Class of 2026), Hillel (Class of 2028), Sa'Adiah (Class of 2030)
We love that Yaeli is having a full Jewish experience, learning, socializing, and celebrating.
Parents of Yaeli (Class of 2024)
Faculty and staff participated in professional development activities on educational technology, foreign language, website and school communications, visual and performing arts, school leadership, college guidance, enrollment, and more.
We love that our son feels proud to be a member of the JDS community--from the warm welcome he receives each morning in the carpool line to his amazing teachers who have supported his academic and social growth to the focus on Jewish values.
Natalie and Ethan Selzer
Parents of Benjamin (Class of 2031)