At JCDS, we believe that the K-8 years build an enduring foundation: intellectually, socially, physically, and spiritually. Our outstanding educational program combines academic excellence with a strong moral compass, informed by Jewish wisdom.
At JCDS, we teach our students how to think rather than what to think. Our students are growing up in an increasingly fractured yet interconnected world. Learning at JCDS is a joyful and deeply rich experience, and we are committed to providing the necessary tools to navigate such complexity.
At JCDS, we foster:
- Strong skills and deep knowledge: our students are both capable and deeply curious, they know themselves, and they become adults who do not rush to judgment.
- Our small, warm, pluralist community which offers a welcoming home where each person is known.
- Problem solving and taking action to make the world healthier and more just.
- Our dual language, bicultural program which maximizes brain flexibility through second language acquisition.
We value our professional staff and invest in their ongoing development. At JCDS, our teaching is steeped in a model of providing differentiated learning. Our professional community is rooted in collaboration, generosity of spirit, and a passion for our mission. Together, we routinely work to refine and elevate our teaching, and learn from each other and from our students. JCDS is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal opportunity for all employees without regard to race, color, religious creed, national and ethnic origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, or physical disability.