Admissions Process

Parents are encouraged to visit the school and meet with our Head of School to learn more about the school’s philosophy, curriculum, and policies. Students are admitted based on academic testing, school records, and teacher recommendations. CJDS welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds. As a community school, our families have varied religious practices and beliefs. A completed application and the required fees are due at the time of registration. In accordance with our bylaws, we accept all Jewish children who have at least one Jewish parent.

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Key Dates

October 27, 2022 Admissions Open House

December 2, 2022 Taste of Kindergarten

January 1, 2023 Admission Applications Due

January 1, 2023 Online Tuition Affordability & Financial Aid Program deadline to include tax documentation

January 15, 2023 Psychological testing must be completed by this date to ensure an early admission decision.

February 21, 2023 Admissions and Tuition Affordability decisions emailed

March 3, 2023 New Family Tuition contract, deposit, and related fees due

New Student Admissions Checklist

All New Students

Complete the online application and submit it along with the application fee

Schedule in-school testing by contacting Barbara Foxx at or 704-366-4558

Schedule psychological testing with CJDS-approved psychologist

Forward Teacher Recommendation form to your child’s current teacher

If applicable, choose a Pathway to Affordability
Simple: Submit basic financial information and receive a personalized scaled tuition, with a cap
Traditional: Submit more detailed financial information to receive greater financial assistance

If applicable, submit copies of any educational, cognitive, speech and occupational therapy evaluations: social and behavioral evaluations.

New Students in Grades 1-8 (in addition to the steps above)

Schedule a student visitation day! Contact Barbara Foxx at or 704-366-4558

Forward Teacher Recommendation form Grades 1-5 to your child’s current teacher.

Forward Teacher Recommendation form Grades 6-8 to your child’s current teacher.

Submit standardized test scores (CTP5, MAP, etc.)/EOG scores

Receipt of all the above materials will ensure consideration for admission.

As a final step, you will be invited to an Admissions Meeting with the Head of School.