Fast Facts

Reading on the Rug

Founded: 2001 with 23 students

Current Enrollment: 150 Students, Kindergarten-8th Grade

Tuition: K-5th Grade: $19,000 and 6th-8th Grade: $22,000 (2019-20 Academic Year)

Scholarships: Approximately 45% of families receive need-based financial assistance

Annual Donor Support:  $550,000 from parents, grandparents, friends, and our broader community

Transportation: School bus service from Oakland and Berkeley.  North Berkeley service added fall 2019!

Inter-mural Sports: Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball, and Cross Country

Languages Taught: Hebrew all grades, Spanish 6-8th grades

High school placements: Public and private schools, including Jewish Community High School, Athenian, Bayhill, Bentley, Bishop O'Dowd, Branson, College Prep, De La Salle, Head Royce, Lick-Wilmerding, Maybeck, St. Francis (Sacramento), St. Mary's

College placements (partial list):  UC Berkeley, UC Irvine, UCLA, UC Santa Barbara, UC Santa Cruz, SF State, Sonoma State, American University, Amherst College, Brandeis University, Chapman University, Emory University, George Washington University, Grinnell College, London School of Economics, Northwestern University, Occidental College, Tufts University, Tulane University, University of Arizona, University of Idaho, University of Miami, University of Michigan, University of Oregon, Washington University in St. Louis, Willamette University, Wesleyan University. Several CCJDS alumni have served in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF).

Accreditations:  CCJDS is a member of EBISA (East Bay Independent School Association) and is fully accredited by CAIS (California Association of Independent Schools) and WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges).

What differentiates CCJDS?                                                                                 

  • A Community Day School – including all Jewish traditions and many interfaith and unaffiliated families
  • Amazing teachers with small, highly interactive classes

  • Connections between students across all grades

  • PhD-led Science Program and state-of-the-art Science Lab

  • A whole child approach to learning grounded in Jewish values

Why choose Contra Costa Jewish Day School?  # 1 – Your child will love coming to school!

CCJDS offers academic excellence within a nurturing and vibrant community. Our students are inspired, enthusiastic and eager to learn.  Class sizes are 14-20 students.  We enjoy a low student-to-teacher ratio, with teaching assistants in many classes. Our talented, compassionate and caring faculty know each child and differentiate curriculum to challenge each child at their level. CCJDS has a dedicated, involved parent community.

At CCJDS, your child will thrive as a student, make great friends, and connect to timeless values and traditions in ways that enrich their lives today.  Building on your family’s unique experience, they will develop a personal connection to Judaism and Israel and a community to last a lifetime.

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