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Admission Overview

Your Denver Jewish Day School admission journey begins with your initial inquiry, and our goal is to develop a strong and supportive relationship with each and every potential new parent and student.

Denver JDS aims to serve families who desire a Jewish day school education for their children. As an independent school, we believe it's important for applicants to understand what criteria we've established for student success. These criteria guide us during the application process to ensure that our school meets the needs of all students we admit. Applicants are required to have one Jewish parent to be eligible for admission. Denver Jewish Day School does not admit students who are a part of a messianic religious community.

Students who apply for admission to Denver JDS 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 admission application is submitted. Kindergarten visits are scheduled during Future Tiger Week, usually held in February.

Click on the tabs below to learn more about grade-specific admission criteria.

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Admission Criteria

Special Circumstances

Does your student have learning differences or other challenges? Denver JDS strives to welcome as many Jewish students as possible, and we have many students enrolled in our school who receive additional support from our Learning Resource Center. If your child has documented mild to moderate learning differences, ADHD, High Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder, sensory issues, or other challenges, we encourage you to reach out for a conversation. We will conduct a full review of your child's written evaluation, IEP, and/or 504 Plan and work closely with you to determine whether our school is a good fit.

School Visits

Click here for a PDF of tour time schedules.