Applying to Denver Jewish Day School

Applications for the 2020-21 school year open on November 1, 2019.

Our application process is designed to ensure that our school’s program and environment are a good fit for prospective parents and students.

Applications for admission to Denver JDS are accepted beginning in November for the following academic year and are due by February 15. Post deadline applications are considered on a space available basis.

Ready to apply?

Step 1: Start here

Click here to begin the application process for the 2020-21 school year. All students who wish to enroll at Denver JDS must complete our online application. The application is due February 15, 2020. Post deadline applications are reviewed on a space available basis. 

For Kindergarten: Children must be five years old by October 1, 2020 to be eligible to apply to kindergarten for the 2020-21 school year. 

For Grades 6 - 12: We require all teacher recommendations forms and school records for the applications to be considered complete.

Step 2: Schedule a student visit

Click here for a PDF of tour time schedules.

All kindergarten applicants are expected to join Future Tiger Week, a group visit scheduled for mid February. A member of the Admission Team will contact you to schedule this visit, and may request a private screening and/or follow-up on an individual basis. Submission of an application is a requirement before scheduling this visit. Click here to contact the Office of Admission to schedule your visit.

Applicants for grades six through 12 are required to schedule a half-day visit to our Upper Division. Each applicant will have the opportunity to attend classes in the morning (beginning at 7:30 a.m.), meet some teachers, and spend the day with a host student, meeting the host’s friends and sharing a kosher lunch (provided by the school). Click here to contact the Office of Admission to schedule your visit.

Step 3: Apply for financial aid (if applicable)

View details about financial aid. Click here to begin the financial aid online forms. For all current and prospective families, the form and supporting documentation must be submitted by February 15, 2020. Post deadline applications are considered on a fund available basis.

Step 4: Decision Notification

Denver JDS will notify applicants of admission decisions via email in early March in accordance with the notification schedule set by the Association of Colorado Independent School (ACIS). Families that complete an application for tuition assistance by the February deadline will be notified of their award within two weeks of admission decision notification.

The notification deadlines for the 2020-21 school year are:

Grades 9 - 12:          February 21, 2020 at 4 p.m.
Grades 6 - 8:            February 26, 2020 at 4 p.m.
K - Grade 5:             March 3, 2020 at 4 p.m.

Decision notifications could be an admittance, a decline, or a provisional admittance. (Provisional admission is an offer of admission that includes at least one provision. Provisions are individualized depending on the situation. A common provision is for students we are unable to meet in person in an observation period at the beginning of the school year. This ensures that Denver Jewish Day School is a good match for the student.)