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.