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

CDS Keeping Tabs Twilight Tour

Join us for a powerful evening of remembrance and connection with a Twilight Tour of the Gary and Nancy Tuckfelt Keeping Tabs: A Holocaust Sculpture on Thursday, August 18 at 7 p.m.

CDS Class of 2022

We're so proud to introduce the 17 members of the CDS Class of 2022, who received their hard-earned diplomas at their graduation ceremony on Friday, May 20.

Banner image from CDS Digital Time Capsule

The history of Community Day School is made up of the countless experiences, moments, and relationships that tell our CDS story. Share your favorite school memories and browse the stories that are forever a part of the fabric of our school!

Class of 2017 group photo

CDS is pleased to celebrate the achievements of the Class of 2018; these extraordinary alumni have been accepted to distinguished colleges and universities reflective of their individual talents and aspirations, and three will spend at least a year in Israel.

House Party tickets now on sale

Nearly 300 friends of Community Day School came together to celebrate the 50th anniversary of CDS and to honor our incredible Past Presidents and 2022 Volunteer of the Year Dr. Micah Jacobs.

Thank You, Jewish Federation!

CDS thanks the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh for strategic leadership and financial support that has been vital to our ability to continue educating students safely during he COVID-19 pandemic.