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The School’s leadership approaches financial management framed by our mission, purpose, and values, stewarding the School’s assets toward long-term stability while investing every day in the growth of our students – our Jewish future.

CESJDS served 901 students, 52% of whom received tuition assistance, amounting to $8.5 million.

Our annual budget reflects our commitment to serving the community’s diverse needs, in the academic diversity of our students and the economic diversity of our families. We are fortunate to be in a very strong financial position.

Revenue & Support

  • Tuition Revenue
  • Gift & Contribution
  • Investment Income
  • Other Income
  • Jewish Federation
  • 61%
  • 5.5%
  • 23%
  • 9.5%
  • 1%


  • Compensation
  • Educational Costs
  • Facilities
  • Other Expenses
  • Marketing & Fundraising
  • 77%
  • 5%
  • 14%
  • 3%
  • 1%

Financial Facts/Stats


Operating Budget


Total Investments 




Other Investments 


Tuition Assistance Grant Total 


Number of Students Receiving Tuition Assistance


Amount Spent on Educational Support Services 


Amount Spent on Educational Technology


Amount Spent on Experiental Learning


"We want first-rate teachers in small classes with all the resources they need to expose our kids to, well, everything. We know that costs money—more even than can be covered by tuition alone. And so we are happy to give."

Jennifer and Ariel Lavinbuk
Parents of Jacob (Class of 2029) and Lucy (Class of 2031)


Total Dollars Raised During the 2021 Ma’ayan Campaign

JDStrong - Ma'ayan 2021 Annual Campaign

Our community's shared commitment to CESJDS is our true strength. 

חֲזַק חֲזַק וְנִתְּחַזֵּק
Be strong, be strong, and we will all be strengthened!


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"CESJDS not only gave me lifetime friends and a welcoming community, but the skills and values I will carry with me for the rest of my life. I contribute to the Ma’ayan campaign to ensure that many future children will be able to experience and gain from that wonderful education." 

Nina Simpkins '15

Building Our Future Endowment

Academic excellence will take our students far, knowing how to build a community is their guarantee for success no matter where they go in life.

Jennifer Loew Mendelson
Parent of Clare '14, Ellie '16, and Dora '19

We look to the future to ensure CESJDS as a premier Jewish day school for generations to come. With a total endowment of over $33 million, CESJDS is in the top tier nationally of both Jewish day schools and independent schools with permanent endowments.

CESJDS gratefully acknowledges our donors who have made commitments of $25,000 or more to the Building Our Future Endowment. These names appear on our donor walls installed on both campuses. Continue scrolling to view the list of all endowed funds. A list of all donors who have made planned gift commitments can be found here.


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