Founded: 2001 with 23 students
Current Enrollment: 150 Students, Kindergarten-8th Grade
Tuition: K-5th Grade: $19,000 and 6th-8th Grade: $22,000 (2018-19 Academic Year)
Scholarships: Approximately 45% of families receive need-based financial assistance
Annual Donor Support: $500,000 from parents, grandparents, friends, and our broader community
Transportation: School bus service from Oakland and Berkeley and group transportation arrangements from other cities.
Intramural Sports: Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball, and Cross Country
Languages Taught: Hebrew all grades, Spanish 6-8th grades
High school placements:
Private schools including: Athenian, Bayhill, Bentley, Bishop O’Dowd, Branson, College Prep, De La Salle, Head Royce, Jewish Community High School, Lick-Wilmerding, Maybeck, St. Mary’s
Public schools: Acalanes, Campolindo, Miramonte, Las Lomas, Northgate, College Park, San Ramon Valley, Monte Vista, Cal High, Skyline, Berkeley High, Oakland School of the Arts, Contra Costa School of the Arts, Oakland Tech
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, 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, Vassar College, Washington University in St. Louis, 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 – We make it so 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 knows each child and offers individualized curriculum to support a personalized approach for each child’s achievement and growth. CCJDS has a dedicated, involved parent group recognizing the value they bring to education and the greater school community.
At CCJDS, your child will thrive as a student and mensch, 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 personal life-long connections to Jewish Life, Israel, and their community.