Frequently Asked Questions

What time does the school day begin and end?
Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. or 3:30 p.m.
Friday dismissal at 12:00 p.m. or 2:00 p.m.

Kindergarten - Eighth Grade:                                                    
Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Friday dismissal at 2:00 p.m.

What about lunch?
Our SPA (Soille Parents Association) sponsors a hot lunch program and has hired a chef to cook on-site a variety of hot, nutritious lunches for the students five days a week. Students also have the option to bring a dairy/pareve lunch and snacks from home.

Is there extended care after school?
The school provides after-school care for students of all ages infant-8th grade, Monday through Thursday until 5:30 pm and Fridays until 4:00 p.m.  After-school care activities include supervised homework assistance, indoor and outdoor play, self-directed art, and board games.

What after-school activities can my child participate in?
We offer a variety of after-school activities, through independent providers, on our school campus. Activities offered may include art classes, ballet, chess club, drama, study skills and a sports program including Tae Kwon Do, Playball, Soccer Shots and competitive sports teams. All programs have a separate fee and are offered in sessions throughout the school year. New programs are introduced based on parent and child interest.

How can parents be involved at the school?
Parents are encouraged to get involved in a variety of ways, including taking part in the active and vibrant SPA (Soille Parent Association), serving on committees, becoming room parents, volunteering to help with class projects, fundraising activities, driving on field trips and joining the Chesed Committee to support school families in times of need.

What High Schools do the students attend after graduation?
Reflecting our diverse school community, our graduates continue on to attend a variety of high schools. Many SDHD graduates continue their dual curricular Jewish/secular education at S.C.Y. High or Torah High School. However, we also have many graduates each year who choose to continue their education at another local C.A.I.S. Accredited Independent High School, or attend a local public or charter school. The majority of our graduates  distinguish themselves by being placed into honors and advanced placement classes wherever they choose to attend.

What if we can't afford full tuition?
San Diego Hebrew Day offers generous Tuition Assistance and Preschool Jewish Continuity Scholarships to qualifying families in need.  Our school leadership remains committed to ensuring that a Jewish education remains affordable to all Jewish families regardless of their economic circumstances.  We believe that our school community is stronger when it is comprised of students from varying socio-economic backgrounds who benefit from and contribute to the campus experience.