Mission & Philosophy

Position on Israel

We believe the creation of the State of Israel is one of the seminal events in Jewish history. As such, we seek to instill in our students an attachment to the State of Israel and its people, and a sense of responsibility for their welfare.

Profile of a Graduate

Denver JDS graduates are knowledgable, principled, effective, reflective and driven by a love of learning. Would you be proud to be the parent of young adult who embodies these qualities?

A unique model for wisdom and achievement

Denver JDS inspires Jewish youth to think critically about the world in which we live, and prepares them for the role they will play in affecting it. As the Rocky Mountain region’s only K-12 community Jewish day school, Denver JDS provides Jewish youth with a:

Ours is a pluralistic education, one that respects and realizes that the Jewish community has much more to gain by working together than by living apart – because we understand and believe in delivering an extraordinary education within the broad embrace of Judaism. A simple way to explain it is this: “while I may not practice or think or look like you, I believe the way you do things is just as right as the way I do things.”
Our mission is to educate Jewish students through an integrated secular and Jewish studies program to thrive in college and beyond, and act ethically and purposefully in the world. Download our strategic plan to see how we're accomplishing our goals.