12351 8th Ave. NE
Seattle, WA 98125
Jessica Graybill, Director of Admissions
Head of School: Shoshana Bilavsky
Outstanding academics are just the beginning in Seattle Jewish Community School’s warm and welcoming community environment. Inspiring teachers bring their unique strengths to the classroom in service of a common goal: Igniting a lifelong journey of learning and Jewish engagement for each student through individualized and personal attention.
Critical thinking, problem solving, and responsibility for one’s learning are foundational skills emphasized in all aspects of the curriculum. SJCS emphasizes a vocabulary of kindness and respect through a code of behavior rooted in timeless Jewish values. Teachers guide children in applying these values to the ethical and moral questions of the present day. Students are challenged to grow — academically, intellectually, ethically, spiritually, and emotionally.
SJCS alumni become leaders across Jewish and secular communities and are accepted to selective independent schools, Jewish day schools, and advanced learning programs in public schools. Graduates carry their positive senses of identity, confidence, and questions into the greater world and actively engage in making it better.
As a community Jewish day school, SJCS is unaffiliated with a particular Jewish movement or philosophy. Students learn in an egalitarian, co-educational setting, and their community is rooted in an inclusive approach that respects and values diversity of opinion and practice. SJCS welcomes all families raising Jewish children and draws students from across Seattle and its northern suburbs.
SJCS partners with many organizations to offer a full-service hub for both SJCS and non-SJCS families. They are home to the Jewish Junction, which connects families raising Jewish children to community building activities around Seattle. They also host the Seattle Jewish Cooperative Playschool (18–48 months “Parent & Me” program); monthly story times with PJ Library; summer camp with the Stroum Jewish Community Center; community-wide holiday events; and a wide-range of parent education opportunities.