Academics (grades 9-12)

Experiential Learning

Students take their learning to a higher level when they study outside of the classroom. Click here to learn more.

Advanced Placement

The academic rigor of AP courses (typically beginning in 10th grade) demands a high degree of individual commitment and encourages development of time-management skills.

College Counseling

Highly personalized guidance through the college admission process is part of the Denver JDS package. Click here to learn more.


And you shall teach [these words] diligently
to your children.

— Deuteronomy 6:7

Extraordinary education is more than just a part of our tagline; it’s at the core of our existence.

Academic excellence goes far beyond having a high grade point average. Denver Jewish Day School students are inspired to think deeply, work collaboratively, listen thoughtfully, and act responsibly. Literature circles, science experiments, project based learning, lively classroom discussions, and Judaic values make up the daily experience here. Through active, hands-on learning with their peers, students gain an understanding of the world around them and the impact they can have.

Our pluralistic Judaic program inspires learners to develop a positive relationship with Israel, Torah, and the Jewish people. A focus on our school’s Divrei Chaim (or Words to Live By) is fostered in all grades and all classes. Hebrew language is studied in every grade as well, and a six-week Hebrew Immersion Program (HIP) in Israel for the 10th grade is a keystone of our Hebrew program.

Our High School Curriculum

Denver JDS high school faculty earn and develop mutual trust and respect from and for their students. They get to know each student well and use the close relationships they build to help each student excel both academically and personally. Click below to learn more about each academic area of our high school curriculum. Click here to learn more about Experiential Learning at Denver JDS.