How to Apply

Applying to Denver Jewish Day School

We are accepting applications for the 2024-25 year for all grades!

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 late October for the following academic year and are due by February 1. Post deadline applications are considered on a space available basis.

If you wish to apply for the current school year, begin with Step 1 Below.


AGI Tuition Calculator

Denver JDS has an Income Based Affordability Program that provides straightforward, predictable, and meaningful financial support for families across the economic spectrum. Click here to learn more and see if your family qualifies. 

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The application window for the 2024-25 school year opens on October 15, 2023. 

The application window for the 2025-26 school year opens on October 15, 2024. Please check back here on that date to begin your application process. All students who wish to enroll at Denver JDS must complete our online application. The application is due February 1, 2025.

Post deadline applications are reviewed on a space available basis. We require all teacher recommendations forms and school records for the applications to be considered complete.

For Kindergarten 2024-25: Children must be five years old by October 1, 2024 to be eligible to apply to kindergarten for the 2024-25 school year. 


Key Dates for applicants


October 15, 2024

FACTS Tuition Aid Application opens. Visit FACTS Tuition Aid online.

October 15, 2024

Applications for the 2023-24 school year open.

January 5, 2025

Deadline to complete FACTS Tuition Aid Application and provide supporting documentation for returning families.

February 1, 2025

New student online applications due

February 3, 2025

Re-enrollment contracts sent to returning families with financial aid awards*, if applicable.

Late February - Early March 2025

Admission notification sent to new families.

*Financial aid contracts are due back to the school within 10 business days of the issue date. After this time, the financial aid amount cannot be guaranteed.

Spring & Summer - 2025-26 School year

New family onboarding! Families of newly enrolled students are required to either attend an orientation with their respective school division, or an individual meeting with division administration. 

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.

Kindergarten visits are scheduled during Future Tiger Week, held in January and 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.

Denver JDS does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, creed, color, lineage or national origin, ancestry, age, disability or disabilities, gender, gender identity, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.