Why choose SJCS?
We encourage children to find paths that utilize their unique gifts and encourage discoveries that reveal strengths amidst their challenges. We guide children in building a vocabulary of kindness and a code of behavior rooted in timeless Jewish values and responsive to the ethical and moral questions of the present day. We challenge students to grow - academically and intellectually, spiritually and emotionally - and to put forth their best efforts in all of these endeavors. We inspire children to carry their positive senses of identity, confidence, and questions into the greater world... and to make it better.
Faculty and Staff:
A profound teacher-student relationship forms the core of a student's SJCS experience. Our award-winning
teachers appreciate each child's individuality and unique ability to contribute to the community. They model a commitment to lifelong learning through collaborative working styles and pursuit of professional development opportunities. They provide passionate Jewish role-modeling and share their expertise, creativity and innovation by training colleagues in secular and Jewish settings.
Watch a short film about Covenant Award-winner Beth Huppin, SJCS 5th grade teacher.
Children who thrive at SJCS are:
- Inquisitive and intellectually curious
- Responsive to the rigor and pace of our dual curriculum
- Able to synthesize multiple strands of information and ways of thinking
- Willing to work cooperatively
- Ready to share their unique selves with the group
- Supported at home in their Jewish learning
Our students graduate as confident learners who possess a strong sense of self, rooted in Jewish literacy, values, and identity. They thrive in academic settings of their choosing and distinguish themselves by their leadership skills and sense of social responsibility.
Where do they go?
Billings Middle School
Jane Addams Middle School
Lake Washington Girls Middle Schoo
Phillips Academy Andover
Room Nine Community School
Washington Middle School
Alumni are admitted to advanced learning programs in the public schools including Advanced Progress Program (APP), International Baccalaureate (IB), and Spectrum.
As an egalitarian Jewish community day school unaffiliated with any particular Jewish movement, SJCS welcomes families from across the spectrum of Jewish life, including (but not limited to) affiliated and unaffiliated, interfaith, Reform, Conservative, Renewal, Orthodox, Reconstructionist, traditional, secular, cultural, Israeli, and “just Jewish.”
Jessica Graybill, Director of Admissions & Marketing
206.522.5212, ext. 300