If I am not for myself who will be for me? If I am only for myself, what am I? And if not now, when?
-- Pirke Avot
Denver JDS middle and high school students gain college preparatory excellence while growing into mature and responsible young adults. Our low student to teacher ratio, Judaic values, and individualized approach to education helps ensure that, in addition to gaining academic accuity, every Denver JDS student also learns how to find their own voice, and be true to themselves
The middle and high school years are a time of incredible physical, social and intellectual growth. At Denver JDS, we understand and embrace the importance of helping each student negotiate their way and develop their sense of identity and independence.
- Our middle school Advisory Program provides a daily source of social, emotional and academic support, including conflict resolution training and de-stressing techniques. By high school, each student has at least one faculty member they turn to for such support.
- Class schedules vary throughout the week, allowing students to study each topic at different times of the day, since studies show learners do so differently at different times of the day.
- Students gain important time management, organization, self awareness and self advocacy skills through Z-Flex, a weekly period of unstructured choice time allocated for student-led school club activities, student-initiated collaboration with classmates and/or teachers, and appointments during teacher office hours and Tiger Time, a supervised 90 minute unstructured period on Tuesdays and Thursday during which they can meet one-on-one with teachers, study individually or as a group, do homework, or, if their academic responsibilities have been handled, participate in athletic or social activities. All-school programming sometimes occurs during Tiger Time.
- A wide range of extra-curricular activities and experiential learning opportunities enhance classroom lessons and further prepare Denver JDS scholars for college and beyond.
Get details about our 6-8th grade curriculum.
Get details about our 9-12th grade curriculum.
Students’ assignments and grades online can be tracked online using PowerSchool®. Upper Division students and their parents can login to check PowerSchool and see average grades and assignment status at any point throughout the school year.