At A Glance


Charlotte Jewish Day School started small, with a lifelong vision of preparing generations of Jewish children for success in academics and in life. The growth of our school since its inception in 1988 mirrors the growth of the Jewish community in Charlotte, North Carolina. As a community day school we reach students and families across the entire spectrum of Judaism by teaching what we all have in common and allowing each family to explore their own path of Judaism.

CJDS remains committed to maintaining and preserving the values and principles that inspired us to create our school. Our graduates will become the leaders of tomorrow, equipped with a powerful scholastic, ethical and religious foundation, and confident in their unique strengths, talents, and ability to make a difference in their communities and the world around them.

  • Founded in 1988
  • Grades served: Kindergarten through fifth grade
  • Maximum 1:12 Student – teacher ratio
  • Of our recent graduates, 60% are entering private schools and 40% are entering public schools
  • Student enrollment is approximately 92 students
  • Many of our families carpool. We also offer bus service from several areas in Charlotte
  • Promote an inclusive Jewish community school environment welcoming of all Jewish families regardless of affiliation and level of practice. Our families have diverse backgrounds, practices, and beliefs with the majority belonging to the reform and conservative movements. Others bridge the spectrum from unaffiliated to Orthodox.
  • The day is divided 65% general studies and 35% Judaic studies and Hebrew language, with many opportunities to integrate general and Jewish studies curriculum
  • Accreditation, memberships and grants: (NCAIS, SAIS, NAIS, PRIZMAH)



Congregation Ohr Ha Torah (Orthodox)
Jewish Federation of Greater Charlotte
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Temple Beth El (Reform)
Temple Israel (Conservative)
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