Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School

Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School (CESJDS) is the only pluralistic Junior Kindergarten-Grade 12 community school in the Washington, D.C. area, and one of only a few in the United States.

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1901 East Jefferson Street
Rockville, MD 20852

School Type



JK - Grade 12



Student to Faculty Ratio

8 to 1

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Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School (CESJDS) is a JK-12 independent school that engages students in an exemplary and inspiring general and Jewish education. We are a welcoming community united by our shared Jewish values, and we embrace a wide spectrum of backgrounds, beliefs and practices. Our comprehensive dual-curriculum invokes deep and critical thinking, and our students are guided by dedicated and gifted faculty. CESJDS graduates emerge as confident and compassionate life-long learners who lead positive change in the world.