As the only school of our kind in western Pennsylvania, we play a critical role in the vitality of Jewish Pittsburgh and the region at large, transforming the lives of our students today and for generations to come.
You may ask, "Why give?" Doesn't tuition cover all of Community Day School's operating expenses?" The simple answer is, "No." Excellence has a high price, and in the interest of affordability, the cost of educating one student at CDS exceeds even our full tuition. In contrast to most independent schools and in reflection of our values, CDS is also committed to offering every Jewish child an outstanding education regardless of financial means.
Since tuition alone does not balance our budget, we depend on vital support from the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, state educational improvement tax credits, and the generosity of people like you to meet the shortfall.
We give because we want to ensure that every family who wishes to can benefit from the unique and amazing gifts of a Community Day School education, just as our children have.Mark and Lisa Tannenbaum, CDS alumni parents