Community Day School Love the learning, Live the Values 



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


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.


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


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.


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


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.



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


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

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. 

Square CDS Rocks Gala Logo

Tickets are now on sale for the biggest CDS party of the year on Saturday, January 25 at 7:30 p.m. Get out your ripped jeans and favorite concert T-shirt and be ready to party like a rock star for a great cause at the CDS Rock-n-Roll Annual Party! 

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.

CDS leadership team attending the IDEAS Conference in Dallas

CDS was selected as one of 10 Jewish day schools to participate in the Institute for Day School Excellence And Sustainability program (“IDEAS”).