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Columbia Jewish Day School

Private | PK-5 | 74 students

 

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Posted November 6, 2014

I think if you haven't already looked at it, then you should. Sure it's not for uppity parents who are obsessed with test scores and want homework every night because they feel like controlling every single aspect of a child's life, but those people can just go to some public school. As an autistic former student, I think that it worked wonders on my behavior. I am in all-honors courses and rarely even cry anymore, whereas before I was likely to melt into a puddle at not getting ice cream at age 7.


Posted April 1, 2013

CJDS is the best kept secret for preschool and elementary schools in Columbia! Teachers are highly qualified and all care deeply about each and every one of the students and their families. An inquiry and project-based approach to learning is used in all grades, toddlers through the 5th grade. Students who leave CJDS and move on to middle school are each highly successful in the highest rated magnet and middle school programs in the city. Class sizes are small; less than 12 kids in each elementary school class!
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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 89% 53%
Hispanic 4% 7%
Two or more races 4% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Black 2% 36%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
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Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Theory
  • Vocal lessons / coaching

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Hebrew

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Doctor Meir Muller
Gender
  • Coed
Affiliation
  • Jewish
Associations
  • NAEYC

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Foreign languages taught
  • Hebrew

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
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Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
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  • Sculpture
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  • Theory
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
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Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
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Po Box 6955
Columbia, SC 29260
Phone: (803) 782-1831

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