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Why Denver JDS?

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 JDS students are inspired to think deeply, work collaboratively, listen thoughtfully, and act responsibly. Judaic values, literature circles, science experiments, project-based learning, and lively classroom discussions make up the daily experience here. 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.

Our classes of 2018 and 2019 were accepted into the following colleges and universities:

Barnard College
Binghamton University
Brandeis University
Chapman University
College of Wooster
Colorado College
Colorado Mountain College
Colorado School of Mines
Colorado State University
Cornell University
Denison University
Drake University
Drexel University
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Emory University
George Washington University
Goucher College
Hawaii Pacific University
Hult International University
Indiana University
Juniata College
Knox College
Lake Forest College
Macalester College
Metro State University
Michigan State University
Muhlenberg College
New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
New York University
Ohio University
Pace University
Puget Sound University
Purdue University
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Simmons College
The New School
Touro Lander College
Tulane University
Truman College
University of Arizona
University of Colorado/Boulder
University of Colorado/Denver
University of Denver
University of Florida
University of Kansas
University of Maryland
University of Miami
University of Northern Colorado
University of Pennsylvania
University of Puget Sound
University of Southern California
University of Wisconsin
Washington University in St. Louis
Western Washington University
Whitman College
Whittier College
Wooster College
Yeshiva University  

Click here to see to which schools our students matriculate.

Click here to see which professional schools our students attend.

Click here for a downloadable list of college acceptances for the Class of 2019.

Our pluralistic Judaic program inspires learners to develop a positive relationship with Israel, Torah, and the Jewish people. We use our Divrei Chaim (Words to Live By) as the basis of our program. Hebrew language is studied in every grade and a six-week Hebrew Immersion Program (HIP) in Israel for the 10th grade is a keystone of our Hebrew curriculum.

As the Rocky Mountain region’s only K-12 community Jewish day school, Denver JDS gives its students...

  • A pluralistic, inclusive approach to Judaism and Judaic studies
  • A warm and caring learning environment steeped in Jewish values
  • An extraordinary, college-preparatory curriculum

As a pluralistic community of learners, we embrace the diversity within our school, focusing on what unites us while also celebrating what makes each of us unique. We interact with appreciation for those who think and act differently, coming together to support our mission. 

Our Mission Statement
Our pluralistic Jewish community day school prepares and inspires Jewish students
through an extraordinary secular and Judaic education to live purposefully, act ethically,
and thrive in the world.