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COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

While the Community Day School campus is closed to visitors due to the COVID-19 crisis, Enrollment Management Director Sarah DeWitt would love to share our CDS community with you virtually during this time. Please contact her at sdewitt@comday.org with admission questions or other related inquiries or to visit us virtually. We hope you and your family are safe and well. Learn More

  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A+
6424 Forward Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217

Applying

Application Deadline
January 17
Application Fee
$50
Interview Required
No
Required/Recommended Tests
None

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$17,135
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
60%
Average Financial Aid
From Community Day School

Community Day School is a nurturing, academically excellent Jewish day school for the 21st century. From early childhood through middle school, we inspire our students to love learning through innovative teaching methods and hands-on discovery. CDS is a welcoming community where Pittsburgh families who span the spectrum of Jewish belief and practice can learn and connect along with their children. As our students grow in knowledge from preschool through 8th grade, they grow as people—finding their passions, embracing their Jewish identities, and preparing for successful and meaningful lives.

Upcoming Events

Kadimah CDS

Our campus is open for all students every day, while keeping health & safety our top priority and offering a distance learning option. The COVID-19 crisis presents challenges, but our belief in the transformative power of a CDS education remains steadfast. Never before has our mission been so important, and we're providing new ways for families to connect, find joy & meaning, and build community.

School Details

Grades
PK, K-8
Students
276
Student-Teacher Ratio
6:1
National
17:1
Full-Time Teachers
45
Part-Time Teachers
2

Students

Students
276
Gender
  • Female
    49%
  • Male
    51%
Student Diversity
  • White
    67.8%
  • International
    23.9%
  • Asian
    4%
  • Hispanic
    2.5%
  • African American
    1.8%
  • Multiracial
    0%
  • Native American
    0%
  • Pacific Islander
    0%
  • Unknown
    0%

Preschool

Annual Cost
$11,880
Cost is for the most complete schedule offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Starting Age
3
Pre-K Student-Teacher Ratio
6:1
Schedule Options
  • Offers Full Week
    Yes
  • Offers Part Week
    Yes
  • Offers Full Day
    Yes
  • Offers Part Day
    Yes
    Living in the Area
    1. Cost of Living
      C+
    2. Good for Families
      A+
    3. Housing
      B
    Median Household Income
    $65,940
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $1,086
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $308,317
    National
    $184,700

    Community Day School Reviews

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    I have 2 children at Community Day School. I've been a parent there for 4 years. Our experience has been stellar. My children are academically challenged in a nurturing setting. My daughter once articulated to me that one reason she enjoys school is because she gets to use her imagination there. I was so thrilled to hear that she can tap into her imagination in a rigorous academic setting! My son struggles more socially and emotionally. CDS has been a wonderful partner to us with this. CDS's smaller class sizes, caring teachers, engaged administration, and the growth mindset philosophy have led our son to many successes. My husband and I feel a huge amount of gratitude to CDS for all this and more that it offers our children. We also feel a great deal of trust in the CDS administration based on what we've seen in its ability to curate curriculum, experiences, and community. At CDS, we feel we have a strong partner in raising our children to become adults we are proud of.
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    CDS has brought out confidence, respect (their mench program even in PreK is incredible!) and sooo much more in my son. He’s learned wonderful play and social skills, leadership and Hebrew. He is not even 5! Their staff and teachers are the best I’ve seen and truly care about the kids and their success. I’m looking forward to sending both of my kids through to eighth grade!
    At the end of 8th grade, my boys were critical thinkers, understood how to complete long term projects without procrastinating, were better than average writers (and I have a dyslexic kid), had great respect for nature, cultures, history, & religion. In high school (allderdice) I’ve been told my boys are the nicest, hardest working students. Even when it’s not their favorite subject. My youngest in currently at CDS for middle school & we are confident she is getting everything she needs at school.