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In today's challenging world, choosing a CDS education

is the greatest gift you can give your child.

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Excellence in academics

At Community Day School, we are committed to the highest standards of academic excellence. It starts with a rigorous secular curriculum integrated with a relevant Jewish education rich with meaning. Our academic program challenges and inspires students to love learning through intellectual inquiry and hands-on discovery. The result? By every measure, CDS graduates have the skills, knowledge, and values to become the confident leaders and innovative thinkers of tomorrow.

Diverse and 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. We also pride ourselves on being a joyous and vibrant community for your entire family.


Affordable for more families

Because we believe so deeply in the impact of what we do, we seek to offer a Community Day School education to every Jewish child in the Pittsburgh area through our robust tuition assistance program. We are committed to making the school financially accessible to families who are doing their utmost, yet are still unable to handle the full cost of tuition.

Innovative and child-centered

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 learning support to meet the needs of every child. Our IGNITE program provides an experiential, inquiry-based learning experience for all students, and robotics instruction is integrated across the curriculum.



Dual language advantage

A growing body of research supports the powerful impact of learning two languages on a child's cognitive development. From Early Childhood through Middle School, 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.

First-Year Free — yes, FREE

If your child currently attends almost any other school in Allegheny County, you can make the switch to Community Day School in grades 3 to 7 at no cost for the first year. It’s not a gimmick, but rather our promise to you of the exceptional value you will discover in a CDS education.


Preparation for success

When you choose Community Day School, you are building a foundation of character and self-confidence that helps children understand who they are and who they are meant to become. Our graduates are artists, athletes, musicians, inventors, scholars, and leaders at Pittsburgh’s top public and private high schools. They use their gifts and knowledge to succeed at the finest colleges (view 2017 college decisions) and in their chosen professions. And CDS students are the future of strong, vibrant Jewish communities.

Easy to reach

Located just off the Parkway East Squirrel Hill exit, free bus transportation from your school district makes our beautiful campus convenient and accessible from across the East End, the Monroeville, Plum, McKeesport, Woodland Hills, and Fox Chapel areas, and other locations throughout Pittsburgh.




Community Day School | 6424 Forward Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15217 | 412-521-1100 |


Community Day School 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.