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Community Day School

Rooted in community, Prepared to soar

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Educational Advantage

At Community Day School, we are committed to the highest standards of academic excellence, with a rigorous secular curriculum integrated with a relevant Jewish education. By every measure, our graduates have the skills, knowledge, and values to become confident leaders and innovative thinkers.

academic programs

Students celebrating at Yom Ha'atzmaut event

Shared Values

CDS is a vibrant, inclusive community that celebrates the diversity of Jewish families while building connections through Hebrew language and our shared heritage. Students study Jewish texts and become knowledgeable about Jewish tradition through inspiring, joyful experiences.


Student practices cello during Instrumental Music program

Preparation for Success

CDS builds a foundation of character and self-confidence that helps children understand who they are and who they are meant to become. Our graduates succeed at the best area high schools, top colleges, and in their chosen professions. And CDS students are the future of strong, vibrant Jewish communities.

Alumni pathways 

Students celebrate at Kabbalat Shabbat

Diverse, Caring Community

We are truly a Community Day School, open and welcoming to children from across the range of Jewish practice and belief. Our goal is to ensure that all students, regardless of their personal observance, can feel at home at CDS and develop a meaningful connection to and understanding of Judaism. 


1st Grade students use their Siddurim

Dual-Language Benefit

Learning two languages has a powerful impact on a child's cognitive development. Our immersive and engaging Hebrew program connects students with their centuries-old heritage and also uniquely prepares them to think critically, communicate, and work in our 21st-century world.

Hebrew curriculum

Students work on robotics in the Legacy Learning Lab

Affordable for Families

We recognize the unique contribution of every family to the vibrancy of our school community, and we are committed to making CDS financially accessible to as many Jewish children as possible in the Pittsburgh area through our robust tuition assistance program.  

tuition assistance

EC Gesher teacher and students prepare apples for Rosh Hashanah

World-Class Faculty

Behind the success of Community Day School is the commitment of our award-winning faculty. With nearly 70% of the faculty holding advanced degrees, CDS teachers demonstrate that high expectations and a passion for learning are not just what they teach, but values they live.

Meet our teachers

Middle School student and teacher in dialogue

Personal Attention

CDS students benefit from small classroom sizes—a 6:1 student-to-teacher ratio—and passionate faculty who are the core strength of our school. We offer enrichment opportunities for high-ability students and extensive academic and social-emotional support to meet individual learning needs.


Student works in campus garden

Secure 7-Acre Campus

Our beautiful 7-acre campus in the residential heart of Pittsburgh's Squirrel Hill neighborhood offers a safe and bountiful environment for each child to learn and grow. Located just off the Parkway East, free bus transportation from most districts makes our campus convenient and accessible.