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Inspire

We believe inside every child is a unique spark that ignites limitless potential

Character

Community Day School is an independent, co-ed Jewish day school for students in Early Childhood through Grade 8, distinguished by an exceptional academic program rooted in Jewish values that inspires children to become their best selves.

Engage

We believe the very best classrooms don't always have walls

Engage

Learning by doing—harvesting garden vegetables, climbing Masada at sunrise, touring a Pittsburgh robotics start-up, organizing a Student Council conference, chasing a soccer opponent, competing in a chess tournament, practicing mindful meditation—is at the core of a CDS education.

Connect

We believe in inspiring children to find joy and meaning in a vibrant Jewish life

Passion

CDS students come from Jewish backgrounds of all types, and they are immersed in Jewish values, teachings, and experiences that build confidence in their identity and connection to the land of Israel.

 

Achieve

We believe in empowering students with the knowledge and passion to repair our world

Creativity

Community Day School graduates are resilient, compassionate, and courageous leaders and changemakers who are prepared to excel in high school and top colleges—and in life.

CDS Stories & Voices

Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science Winners

Congratulations to the 12 CDS Middle School students who presented their Science Fair projects recently at Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science (PJAS) at Duquesne University, including four 1st Place winners.

You Rocked It For CDS!

More than 400 people attended the CDS Rock-n-Roll Annual Party on January 25, rocking out together in celebration and support of our strong, vibrant, dynamic, innovative, and inclusive Jewish learning community.

MS Science Fair STEM-ulates Minds

Our Middle School students (and some enterprising 5th graders) participated in the 2020 CDS Science Fair, with plenty of grit, determination, creative inquiry, scientific knowledge, passion, and communication skills on display for the expert panel of judges.

New Learning Innovation Lab Opens

To kick off the new decade, we underwent a deep dive analysis of our daily schedule with the help of Independent School Management and celebrated the soft launch of our new Learning Innovation Lab. 

CDS Advisors Win Statewide Student Council Award

Middle School Student Council advisors Ronit Pasternak and Jackie Goldblum were recently named Middle School Advisors of the Year from among 1,500 middle schools in Pennsylvania by the Pennsylvania Association of Student Councils.

PJ Invention Time informational postcard

Join Community Day School and PJ Library Pittsburgh with your child (ages 2-5) for a PJ Library story, a snack, and fun building inventions with a Jewish holiday theme using recycled materials.

CDS Middle School student visits the JAA

CDS Middle School student Abigail Naveh won 2nd Place in a nationwide essay contest about her experience making connections with older adults through the Better Together intergenerational learning program.