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Accreditations and Associations

Prizmah Logo

CDS is a network school of Prizmah: Center for Jewish Day Schools, which provides day schools across North America with tools to foster educational excellence, financial vitality, and community support.

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Community Day School is a core partner of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, whose mission is to cultivate resources, connect people and collaborate across the community to live and fulfill Jewish values.

2024 Niche Best Schools
Niche Grade A+ 2023

Measuring Success

CDS 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.
  • Lower School students average 1.5 years of growth on Gates-MacGinitie reading tests.
  • ERB combined Math scores: CDS Middle School ranks in the 88th percentile on average compared to the 84th percentile for independent schools nationwide.
  • ERB combined Language Arts scores: CDS Middle School ranks in the 88th percentile on average compared to the 85th percentile for independent schools nationwide.
  • CDS 8th Grade scored higher than their peers nationwide by a full 3 percentile points in combined Math and 3 percentile points in combined Language Arts. 

Destination High School

Community Day School students attend the best private and public high schools in the Pittsburgh region:

% attending Pittsburgh Allderdice High School: 72.7%

% attending independent schools: 14.5%
% attending suburban high schools: 5.1%
% attending city magnet schools: 4.6%
Approximately 3.1% of graduates have attended charter high schools and schools outside of Pittsburgh
(Data from 2008-2023 graduates)

Top College and Universities

CDS graduates capable, confident and proud 8th graders who launch into their high school and college careers with great success. As our alumni attend top colleges and universities throughout the country and participate in educational and service experiences in Israel and worldwide, we feel great pride in their accomplishments. 

College Decisions 2012-2023

Facing History and Ourselves Partner Schools Network

As a Partner School, we infuse Facing History and Ourselves content and pedagogy school-wide, using the lessons of history to challenge teachers and their students to stand up to bigotry and hate. Launched in 2008, the network includes nearly 150 schools across the North America, South Africa, and Great Britain. The program has been demonstrated to lead to increased teacher effectiveness and commitment, improvements in students’ academic and civic learning outcomes, a safer and more respectful classroom environment, and a transformed school culture.

Students look at historical images on a gallery walk during MLK Day

Commitment to Youth Safety