JCHS At a Glance

  • We are a pluralistic community, welcoming students with a variety of Jewish backgrounds, perspectives, and practices. JCHS students come from all over the Bay Area, a variety of public and private schools, and a diversity of family configurations.

  • Class sizes are small, averaging 14 students and a 6:1 student to teacher ratio.

  • Our state-of-the-art Performing Arts Theater is an exceptional venue for student productions and community gatherings.

  • More than 75% of our faculty hold post-graduate academic degrees.

  • A four-year sequence of Experiential Journeys explores issues of power, responsibility and identity at destinations such as Zion National Park, New Orleans, and Israel. This unique program enhances education through real-world experience.

  • Our competitive athletics teams are part of the Private School Athletic League. Seventy-five percent of our students play on one of our 13 varsity, junior varsity or club teams.

  • Our library offers more than 35,000 volumes and houses the collection of the Jewish Community Library.

  • The entire JCHS community eats together every day. Our award-winning lunch program is prepared daily in our own kosher kitchen with fresh, local ingredients.

  • Technology is an indispensable tool for learning, creating and communicating at JCHS. Our comprehensive 1:1 laptop program makes technology accessible to every student. Our students, faculty and staff are constantly exploring the newest learning tools, from iPads to online classes.

  • During the school year, JCHS students lead more than 25 different clubs. From Literary Magazine to Robotics to STAND: A Student Anti-Genocide Coalition, every student has a chance to cultivate his or her interests.

  • JCHS is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.


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JCHS integrates a vigorous academic life with Jewish wisdom to create a unique intellectual, ethical, and emotional foundation for success in the world of college and beyond.
Jewish Community High School of the Bay
1835 Ellis Street, San Francisco, CA 94115
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Phone: 415.345.9777