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Rooted in community

Prepared to Soar

The Community Day School Difference

Guided by shared values, we deliver a joyful, innovative education that empowers our students to become accomplished learners and compassionate upstanders who are committed to Jewish life and to creating a better world. 

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Love of learning

Torah Lishmah תורה לשמה

Through our outstanding academic program, we inspire students to embrace learning as an ongoing journey by approaching every day with a sense of wonder and a commitment to seeking knowledge.

Love of learning

Repairing the world

Tikkun Olam תיקון עולם

Tikkun Olam instills in our students a profound and enduring sense of social responsibility, teaching them that our actions have the power to ripple outward and create positive change in our interconnected world.

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Kehillah קהילה

Kehillah defines our sacred commitment to fostering a strong and inclusive community. It calls us to build a welcoming and supportive space where every individual is cherished, respected, and heard.

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Jewish unity

K'lal Yisrael כלל ישראל

We believe all Jewish people in America, the State of Israel, and worldwide share a collective responsibility for one another and we celebrate our diverse backgrounds, traditions, and beliefs.

Student dancing at Yom Ha'aztmaut

Honor and integrity

Derech Eretz דרך ארץ

This value embodies the principles of ethics, courtesy, and respect in our actions and relationships. Students learn to uphold the highest moral standards of character and decency.

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Love of Torah

Ahavat Torah אהבת תורה

Through the study of Torah, Jewish texts and teachings, and prayer, students discover a path to spiritual connection and begin to develop their own lifelong relationship with their Judaism.

Students at 1st Grade Siddur Ceremony

Acts of Loving-Kindness

Gemilut Chasadim גמילות חסדים

From volunteering and community service projects to supporting classmates in times of difficulty, we teach our students to engage in acts of loving-kindness by demonstrating empathy and compassion toward others.

Student and teacher working in Writing Workshop

Explore our dynamic & joyful classrooms

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3’s & Pre-K

Inspired by the renowned Reggio Emilia approach, our Early Childhood program recognizes the limitless potential within every child and empowers them as active participants in their education.

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Our Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten provide a loving and engaging environment where children discover the joy of learning, develop essential social skills, and form a connection to Jewish traditions.

Students in EC Gesher work on collaborative project

Grades 1-3

As the foundation of the CDS academic experience, our Lower School is a joyful learning community where students and educators flourish together in a place of wonder and exploration rooted in Jewish values.

Students share work during Writing Workshop publishing party

Grades 4-5

Through the right balance of challenge and nurture at this critical development stage, CDS Intermediate School serves as the bridge between elementary education and the more advanced studies of our Middle School. 

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Grades 6-8

CDS Middle School is a transformational journey of intellectual growth and self-discovery where students develop the knowledge and confidence to embrace their individuality and thrive in high school and beyond.

CDS Voices

Discover the diverse perspectives and stories that embody the spirit of Community Day School, offering authentic insight into our profound impact on the lives of students, teachers, alumni, and families.

An Ideal Place for Growing Minds

In the heart of Pittsburgh

Seven Beautiful Acres

Our sprawling urban campus includes state-of-the-art science and technology labs, a collaborative library space, a performing arts stage, a gymnasium, art and music studios, modern playgrounds, a multi-purpose athletic field, an outdoor classroom, and Jewish-themed teaching gardens.

Nature's Classroom

Community Day School has the unique advantage of close proximity to both Frick and Schenley city parks, providing our students with enriching opportunities for outdoor learning and recreational activities.

A Vibrant Community

Nestled in the residential center of the iconic Squirrel Hill neighborhood, CDS is within walking distance to restaurants, boutiques, libraries, theaters, hospitals, universities, the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh, and many synagogues.


Convenient Access

Community Day School is located just off the Parkway East exit at Squirrel Hill, and free bus transportation from most districts makes our campus convenient from the East End, the Monroeville, Plum, McKeesport, Woodland Hills, and Fox Chapel areas, and beyond.