Thank you for your interest in Community Day School. Please follow the steps below to help us get to know you and your family.


Steps To Apply

Step 1: Inquire

If you are interested in learning if CDS is the right fit for your child, please complete our online Inquiry Form and our Admission Director will contact you within 24 hours.


Step 2: Personal tour

Visiting Community Day School is the best way to discover the dynamic community and academic vitality that make CDS a special place. During your personal tour, you will see our buildings and campus in action, visit classes, and meet teachers, administrators, and students. You also will talk with Admission Director Sarah DeWitt, who will discuss our curriculum, explain a “day in the life of a CDS student," and answer your questions. Please contact Sarah at 412-521-1100, Ext. 2114 or to arrange a tour—or fill out the Inquiry Form and she will be in touch with you to schedule a visit.


Step 3: Submit an application

Applications for the 2017-2018 school year are still being accepted on a rolling basis. Applications for the 2018-2019 academic year will be accepted beginning September 2017. Click here to apply online.


Step 4: Readiness assessment or visit day

All applicants will be invited to visit CDS to help our faculty get to know your child. Applicants to preschool and kindergarten participate in a school visit in our classrooms, which enables our teachers to observe how each child interacts in a group setting and provides insights about a young child's readiness to attend Community Day School. Applicants in Grades 1-7 spend a full day at the school with their grade level participating in regularly scheduled activities.


Step 5: Welcome to CDS!

CDS mails Admission offers in February, and enrollment contracts and deposits are due later that month.


If you'd like to learn more about our admission process, please e-mail Admission Director Sarah DeWitt or call 412-521-1100, Ext. 2114.



At Community Day School our children could take advantage of the smaller class sizes, increased individual attention from their teachers, and the chance to excel even further in their studies. In addition, receiving a rigorous education in Jewish culture and history will serve only to strengthen their sense of themselves as Jews, which is needed more and more in today’s world.

- Steve & Diane Herrup, Parents

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Community Day does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, sexual orientation or national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, financial aid and loan programs, athletics, activities or other school administered programs. This policy of nondiscrimination does not affect the school’s mission of providing a Jewish religious education to its students and its policy of accepting only Jewish students.