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Welcome to the Columbus Jewish Day School Virtual Admissions Office!

Thank you for your interest in Columbus Jewish Day School. We look forward to helping you as you seek the school that's the best fit for your child. Please feel free to send us a note here , or reach out directly to our Director of Recruitment and Dean of Academics, Sheri Gittins, to chat about how your family might feel at home in CJDS’ learning community.

The very best way to experience our school is by visiting the campus, stepping into our classrooms, and seeing first-hand the warm, rigorous, combined Jewish and secular education that we offer. For now, we warmly invite you to join us for a private tour, or for an upcoming virtual admission information session. Please contact our Director of Recruitment and Dean of Academics, Sheri Gittins, to schedule a personal conversation about our program. We look forward to meeting you!

We are now accepting applications for students in grades K-5 for the 2023-24 school year.

Here are the steps to our admission process:

1. Submit an application. Applications for admission to CJDS are available here , and are being accepted now for the fall of 2024. Students applying for kindergarten must be five years of age by September 1. Applications completed by February 2, 2024 are eligible for first-round decisions. For students applying after February 2, 2024, CJDS follows a rolling admissions process with visits and screenings arranged individually.

2. Schedule a conversation with our Director of Recruitment and Dean of Academics, Sheri Gittins . Once your application is submitted, Sheri will contact you to set up a time.

Schedule a CJDS visit . During this in person visit, you will have the opportunity to see our CJDS campus, have time to meet with our faculty, and also have the chance to share some time with our Head of School, Rabbi Morris Allen.