A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    C-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    B+
Address
5 Federation Way
Irvine, CA 92603
Telephone
(949) 509-9500
Organization Memberships
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)

Applying

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee
$125
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
ISEE, TOEFL, SLATE

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$27,795
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
15%
Average Financial Aid
$3,500
From Tarbut V'Torah Community Day School

Celebrating over 25 years, TVT Community Day School is a leading TK-12 college preparatory school ranked by Niche.com as the #1 Jewish school in California. TVT provides a dual curriculum with individualized instruction in state-of-the art facilities equipped with the latest technology. Advanced Institutes in Innovation and Jewish Studies, along with immersion and service learning projects, prepare our students to become compassionate citizens and leaders. TVT graduates earn acceptance at top universities at up to three times the national rate.

Tarbut V'Torah Community Day School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1400
21 responses
Average ACT
31
41 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.7 responses
Poll
71%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.7 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
  • Poland/Israel Trip Junior Year
    27%
  • Snow Day - going to Big Bear for two days
    25%
  • Dances
    14%
  • International Ambassadors
    10%
  • K-12 Tikkun Olam
    7%
  • Mr. Tarbut
    6%
  • Kabbalah Shabbat
    5%

Students

Diversity
C-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
488
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.18 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.18 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.18 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
7:1
National
16:1
Poll
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.27 responses
Poll
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.27 responses
Poll
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.27 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
83%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.6 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.6 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.6 responses

Tarbut V'Torah Community Day School Reviews

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This amazing school is amazing in large part because of the community feel. Some teachers are outstanding while some others are less than stellar. One of the things I appreciate most about the school is the emphasis placed placed on building character in the kids and most of the kids there feel like grades matter - a lot! Definitely some health competition for grades among the kids. One of the things I do not like, the reason I gave 4 stars and not 5, is in the last two years or so there is an emphasis on building "diversity" (read as: recruiting smart Asian kids) so that the school can boost the avg. grades they report and boast "best of" statistics. While I am all in favor of diversity, If I wanted to send my kids to a diverse school I would have sent them to public school or a more diverse private school. I (and my kids) feel like TVT is loosing a bit of its Jewish-ness. We even have students who do not speak English well much less know anything about "our culture."
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I have attended Tarbut V'Torah for all 13 years of school. Being in the elementary school was a gift. Every Friday morning, the one and only Avi Chelouche would show up with a huge smile on his face and jump around Kabbalat Shabbat singing and dancing. This was the highlight of every week for me in elementary school. Then middle school and high school came and the lively spirits were still there but the sense of community did drop. Every Monday and Friday throughout high school, I continued to look forward to these Tefillah gatherings. Rabbi Light brought fun and energizing songs which everyone greatly enjoyed. Besides all of this, TVT gave me the resources and motivation to work hard and succeed in high school. The competitive environment pushed me to try my best and show all my potential. TVT has been amazing in so many ways and I am so thankful that I was able to spend the past 13 years there!
An all around tremendous school! Great academics. I was able to take 14 AP courses and rarely had more then an 1.5 hours of homework per night. Impossible to have done this at any other local school private or public where they crush you with unnecessary homework. Amazing teachers each of whom cares and really gets to know students. Extracurricular options for athletics, music, film that I would not have had at other larger schools. Opportunities for club involvement and leadership (I was president of two clubs) which I would not have had at other local schools.