Visit Us

The best way to get a feel for Denver Jewish Day School is to see it for yourself.

On any given day, Denver JDS bustles with engaged thinkers, enthusiastic teachers, and plenty of warm smiles. It's easy to see why our students genuinely love coming to school each day. There are numerous opportunities throughout the admission season to visit our campus and see our talented teachers and amazing students in action. We also welcome visits during the summer. Please call the Office of Admission at (720) 449-9550 for additional information.

 

Campus Tours

Small group tours provide families with the opportunity to see Denver Jewish Day School students and teachers in action. Group size is limited to allow for more conversation and viewing of classrooms. Lower Division tours (grades K-5) are for adults only and last about 1.5 hours. Middle and high school applicants (grades 6-12) are invited to attend the tour with their parents. Following each tour, families will have an opportunity to meet with Director of Admission Shayna Friedman, who can answer any questions and review the application process.

Tour times are scheduled in advance in order to maximize your visit to our campus. We offer tours at the following times:

Please select the grade level that you would like to schedule a tour with to see availability.

Grades K-4 Monday - Thursday 8:15am, 11:15am, and 2:30pm

Grade 5 Monday - Friday 9:30am and 1:15pm

Grades 6-12 Monday and Wednesday 9:30am and Tuesday and Thursday 1:15pm

Can’t make any of the windows above? Contact the Office of Admission to schedule a tour that fits your schedule.

 

Experience Denver Jewish Day School

Denver Jewish Day School offers a variety of opportunities to experience life at our school. Prospective families are invited to join us at the following events:

Kindergarten Preview

Prospective families with children ages five and under are invited to join us on Sunday, November 13, 2016 for a morning of play and learning. Get a taste of our Kindergarten experience, , meet with our kindergarten team and learn about the Denver Jewish Day School community. Register for the Kindergarten Preview here.

Tiger Tales

Denver Jewish Day School presents Tiger Tales, a free monthly storytime program for children ages five and under (and their caregivers). Learning Hebrew? Join us for Sifriyat Pijama, our Hebrew-language story time. Register here.

Upper Division Preview

Prospective families with students in grades six through 12 are invited to join us at our Upper Division Preview on Thursday, November 3, 2016.  Get a taste of the Upper Division at Denver Jewish Day School as you tour the campus, observe classes, meet students and teachers, and get a feel for our amazing community. Register for the Upper Division Preview here.

 

APPLICANT VISITStudents who apply for admission to Denver Jewish Day School are required to visit the school prior to admission. For students applying to grades 1-12, this visit can take place before or after the application for admission is submitted.

Kindergarten Visits

Kindergarten visits are scheduled during Future Tiger Week in the month of February. Students visit in small groups (no larger than 10 students).  We schedule our applicants for either morning or afternoon visits.  Parents are required to attend as well.  Students will spend about an hour with our admission team while parents meet with school administration to learn more about our program.  

Lower Division

Lower Division student visits last for a half day (morning through lunch).  Students arrive at 8:00 to meet the teaching team and their host.  Students visit in the grade in which they are currently enrolled.  They are paired with a student host, and lunch is provided.  Visits are scheduled by appointment. The goal of the Lower Division visit is for the student to get a feel for our school environment and for the school to observe the student in our school setting.  Contact the Office of Admission to learn more and schedule your student visit.

Upper Division

Upper Division student visits last for a full day and take place on Mondays and Wednesdays, by appointment Students visit in the grade in which they are currently enrolled, with the exception of fifth graders who spend time in both fifth and sixth grades, and eighth graders who spend time in both ninth and eighth grades.  High School visitors will also participate in an interview with the admission team.  This can take place during the school visit or it can be scheduled separately.  The goal of the Upper Division visit is for the student to get a feel for our unique community, culture, and learning environment and for the school to observe the student in our school setting.