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

Kindergarten Matters postcard cover photo

Please join us virtually to learn about why kindergarten matters and how the kindergarten program at Community Day School is designed to meet your child’s needs. 

PJ Invention Time informational postcard

Join Community Day School and PJ Library Pittsburgh with your children (ages 2-5) on Zoom as we explore Jewish concepts with PJ Library stories while we investigate and create together!

Kindergarten student learns to classify seashells

Community Day School is open for all of our students every day for on-campus learning this fall, while keeping health and safety as our top priority, and also offering a full distance learning option for families. 

House Party sponsorships now available

Put the social back into social distancing! Sponsorships are now available for the CDS House Party, a virtual-style celebration on January 30, 2021 at 7:30 p.m.