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 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 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.
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.