Community Day School Love the learning, Live the Values 



We believe inside every child is a unique spark that ignites limitless potential


Community Day School is an independent, co-ed Jewish day school for students in Early Childhood through Grade 8, distinguished by an exceptional academic program rooted in Jewish values that inspires children to become their best selves.


We believe the very best classrooms don't always have walls


Learning by doing—harvesting garden vegetables, climbing Masada at sunrise, touring a Pittsburgh robotics start-up, organizing a Student Council conference, chasing a soccer opponent, competing in a chess tournament, practicing mindful meditation—is at the core of a CDS education.


We believe in inspiring children to find joy and meaning in a vibrant Jewish life


CDS students come from Jewish backgrounds of all types, and they are immersed in Jewish values, teachings, and experiences that build confidence in their identity and connection to the land of Israel.



We believe in empowering students with the knowledge and passion to repair our world


Community Day School graduates are resilient, compassionate, and courageous leaders and changemakers who are prepared to excel in high school and top colleges—and in life.

CDS Stories & Voices

Design For Good Days

Wonder about that trailer parked in our lot recently? It was the Carnegie Science Center's Mobile Fab Lab, which brought to CDS an exciting STEAM learning experience for our 8th Grade class.

CDS 8th Grade Class in Washington, DC

The CDS 8th graders will complete 400+ hours of hands-on community service in honor of donors to their Pay It Forward campaign, raising funds for their Israel trip in the first-ever Tikkun Olam-athon.

Jungle Gala Logo

Save the date for Saturday, January 26, 2019 for Jammin’ in the Jungle: A Safari Adventure, the Community Day School gala event. It’s the biggest CDS party of the year, with plenty of surprises in store that you won’t want to miss.