School Profile

Established in 1963, we are San Diego’s founding Jewish Day School

Centrally located in San Diego in Kearny Mesa, at 3630 Afton Road, San Diego, CA  92123

School Membership and Accreditation:

  • California Association of Independent Schools
  • Western Association of Schools and Colleges
  • Member of Torah Umesorah- The National Society for Hebrew Day Schools
  • Partners with the Center for Innovations in Jewish Education
  • Member of YU School Partnership - a subsidiary of Yeshiva University

Awards:

  • Blue Ribbon Award for Excellence from the United States Department of Education
  • National, State, and County academic awards across all secular subject areas

Standardized Testing:

  • 3rd-8th graders take the ERB (Education Records Bureau) standardized test (the same test as the local elite private schools take). Our students score in the 80th-90th percentile across all subjects.

Curriculum- 50% Secular & 50% Judaic:

  • Intensive academic general studies include all areas of sciences, math, English and social studies.
  • Classic Judaic education includes study of Torah, Hebrew, Derech Eretz (Character Development), Haggim (holidays), Tefilah (prayer) and Israel
  • Mixed gender classes through 5th grade. In middle school (6th-8th grade), boys and girls learn together for all secular classes but are separated for PE and Judaic studies classes.
  • 45 minutes daily immersion in modern conversational Hebrew for 1st-8th grades. Language immersion study is designed to develop oral and written fluency. Hebrew language studies engender a deep love and commitment to Israel. Eighth graders travel together to Israel immediately after graduation to directly apply their Hebrew and Judaic learning.
  • Students participate in weekly specialty classes in Art, Technology and Literature.
  • P.E. is twice a week for elementary school students and three times a week for middle school students.
  • After school activities vary depending on demand. Past offerings have included art, music, theater, dance, cooking, Tae Kwon Do, competitive athletics, computer literacy, chess club.

Parent Involvement:

  • SPA - active group of parents who coordinate programs throughout the year to raise funds and support the school.
  • Chesed Committee - dedicated group of parents who coordinate community support for school families during times of need such as births, recovering from surgery or illness and shiva.