Quick Facts

Community Day School students experience advanced academics in a nurturing environment infused with Jewish values and traditions. 

By The Numbers

Grade Levels: Early Childhood (3-year-old room and Pre-K) through Grade 8

Enrollment: 275

Faculty: 44

Student-Teacher Ratio: 6:1

Average Class Size: 14


Academic Outcomes

  • Lower School students average 1.5 years of growth on Gates-MacGinitie reading tests.

  • Starting in 3rd Grade, Community Day School students consistently outperform students at independent and suburban public schools nationwide on the ERBs, which are highly regarded standardized tests considered the “gold standard” among private schools.
  • ERB combined Math scores: CDS Middle School ranks in the 92th percentile on average compared to the 89th percentile for independent schools nationwide.
  • ERB combined Language Arts scores: CDS Middle School ranks in the 92th percentile on average compared to the 87th percentile for independent schools nationwide.
  • CDS 8th Grade scored higher than their peers nationwide by a full 4 percentile points in combined math and 3.2 percentile points in combined language arts.  

World Languages




Clubs and Organizations

Student Council

Tefillah Council

Student Ambassadors

Middle School Musical

Drum Olam

Intermediate School Drama Club



Minyan Makers



JV & Varsity Middle School Sports (nearly 90% participation):

Co-ed Cross Country

Co-ed Soccer

Boys and Girls Basketball

Co-ed Lacrosse

Co-ed Track

Co-ed Baseball

Ultimate Frisbee


Bud Wechsler Little Lions Sports (Grades 3-5):

Co-ed Cross Country

Co-ed Soccer

Co-ed Cheer Team

Co-ed Field Hockey

Step Up Sports for 5th Grade to Middle School

Overnight Field Trips

8th Grade - Israel (14 days)

7th Grade - Washington, D.C. (4 days)

6th Grade - Strawberry Hill Nature Preserve (3 days)

5th Grade - Gettysburg, Pa. (2 days)

Community Service Hours

8th Grade - 20 hours

7th Grade - 10 hours

6th Grade - 5 hours

After-School Programs

Extended Day program offered every day for an additional fee

Girls on the Run

Odyssey of the Mind

Science Club

CDS Farm Stand


Journey Into Space/Jr. Scientist with Carnegie Science Center

STEAM programs with Assemble

Israeli Dance

Advanced Cooking with Ms. Carole

Homework Club




Destination High School

% attending Pittsburgh Allderdice High School: 68%
% attending independent schools: 18%

% attending suburban high schools: 8%

% attending city magnet schools: 6%


(Data from 2008-2014 graduates)



Free bus transportation provided by residing school district

 2008-2012 CDS Graduate Outcomes


American University

Amherst College

Arcadia University

Baldwin Wallace University

Barnard College

Brandeis University

Brown University

Carlow College

Carnegie Mellon University

Case Western Reserve University

Centenary College

Columbia University

Cornell University

Denison University

Drexel University

Drexel University BA/BS/MD

Duke University

Duquesne University

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Franklin & Marshall College

George Washington University

Hampshire College

Indiana University Bloomington

Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Israel Defense Forces

Ithaca College

Johns Hopkins University

Kivunim Gap Year Program

Michigan State University

Midreshet Lindenbaum

Midreshet Yihud

Muhlenberg College

Nativ Gap Year Program

New York University

Ohio University

The Ohio State University

Penn State Accelerated Premedical-Medical

Penn State University

Point Park University

Princeton University

Temple University

Tulane University

Tufts University

University of Delaware

University of Maryland

University of Michigan

University of Pennsylvania

University of Pittsburgh

University of Wisconsin - Madison

Vanderbilt University

Virginia Commonwealth University

Washington University in St. Louis

Yeshivat Maale Gilboa                                    



I didn’t know what it felt like to belong somewhere, to belong to a community, until I spent time at CDS. If I had gone to any other school, I don’t think I ever could have gotten as far as I am now. As a person, as a student, as a young woman, and as a Jew. I don’t think any school could’ve been my home like CDS was.

- Bella Markovitz, Class of 2014

Upcoming Events

Musical Rehearsal (TECH/DRESS)
Sun, 26 Mar 2017
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Musical Rehearsal (TECH/DRESS)
Mon, 27 Mar 2017
3:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Odyssey of the Mind ISRecurring Event
Mon, 27 Mar 2017
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

Girls on the RunRecurring Event
Mon, 27 Mar 2017
3:45 PM - 5:15 PM

MS Musical Sneak Peek and Rehearsal
Tue, 28 Mar 2017
3:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Mighty Kicks Soccer Early ChildhoodRecurring Event
Tue, 28 Mar 2017
3:45 PM - 4:15 PM

Assemble: SuperheroesRecurring Event
Tue, 28 Mar 2017
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

Odyssey of the Mind MSRecurring Event
Wed, 29 Mar 2017
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

Girls on the RunRecurring Event
Wed, 29 Mar 2017
3:45 PM - 5:15 PM

MS Musical
Wed, 29 Mar 2017
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

MS Musical
Thu, 30 Mar 2017
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Passover Food Drive Ends
Fri, 31 Mar 2017
All Day Event

Mighty Kicks Soccer K-3Recurring Event
Fri, 31 Mar 2017
2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

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