We look forward to getting to know your child and your family — and introducing you to our school — through our admissions process. On this page you will find our Application Checklist and Application Timeline. We are here to help whenever you have questions.
A complete application to CCJDS requires:
- Online Admissions Application form
- Teacher Evaluation Form (Form for K-1 Applicants) (Form for 2nd-8th Grade Applicants). To be submitted by teacher to CCJDS via email (email@example.com) or U.S. mail (CCJDS Admissions, 955 Risa Road, Lafayette, CA 94549)
- Transcript or Report Cards (for previous school year and fall semester of current school year) (Required only for those already in Kindergarten through 7th grade)
- (Optional) Online Financial Assistance Form
- Application Fee of $50 (a reduced fee of $20 is available upon request). Payable by check to CCJDS, 955 Risa Road, Lafayette, CA 94549.
- On campus visit (when possible) and student interview.
Admissions decisions are based on the screening of the child and interviews with the family to determine the child’s academic and social readiness. In evaluating children for admission to any grade, the school considers the child’s strengths, needs, personality, and learning style in relation to the needs and functioning of the class as a whole.
Children entering Kindergarten should turn five years of age before September 1 of their Kindergarten year.
The decision to admit children with learning or other differences is dependent on whether the school can provide the help the child needs to succeed without diminishing the quality of the educational program or the classroom interactions. A family’s recognition of their child’s issues and their willingness to work with the school toward their resolution are critical factors in the admissions decision.
The Contra Costa Jewish Day School welcomes qualified applicants with a variety of talents, interests and perspectives. CCJDS does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, sex, religion, sexual orientation or physical disability in the admission of students or the employment of staff, nor does it tolerate sexual harassment.
We are now welcoming applications for students entering Kindergarten through 8th grade in fall, 2021. See below for application deadlines. We recommend that you begin this process early. We are eager to hear from you, to get to know your student(s) and to answer your questions about CCJDS. We also want you to have plenty of time to gather and submit required application materials.
The following timeline applies to applications for admission for fall, 2021:
Application Forms and Information Available at www.ccjds.org
October 21, 2020
Virtual Open House for Prospective Kindergarten Families
December 9, 2020
January 15, 2021*
January 26, 2021
Virtual Open House for Rising Middle School Students
February 5, 2021
Student Assessments scheduled during this time.
March 17-18, 2021*
Admissions Decision Letters Sent by Email (3/18)
March 25, 2021*
Enrollment Agreements and Deposits due to CCJDS
*CCJDS is a member of the Independent Schools of the San Francisco Bay Area (ISSFBA), a consortium of Bay Area schools that works together in an effort to make the admissions process positive and convenient for all families. All ISSFBA schools follow the same timeline (and deadlines) for application submission, decision notification (mailing and e-mailing of decision letters), and enrollment confirmation. See below for early application timeline for siblings only.