The Jewish Community High School of the Bay (JCHS) is a San Francisco private high school providing a college preparatory curriculum
as well as an extensive enrichment program including the arts
, college advising
, community service
, and experiential education
. We are accredited by the California Association of Independent Schools as well as the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
JCHS empowers -- academically, spiritually, ethically, creatively, and physically. We encourage students to take healthy risks, cultivate new and existing passions, and become the best version of themselves.
Our academic and extracurricular programs have been designed to inspire students to stretch their capacities inside and beyond the classroom. The JCHS community is small by design, allowing us to embrace each student’s distinct strengths and provide the kind of attention that helps each student to thrive.
At JCHS, we celebrate our students’ diverse backgrounds, and teach students how to engage others in respectful debate, appreciate divergent points of view, and advance the critical thinking skills essential for becoming engaged citizens. Our community is built upon the belief that the knowledge, leadership skills, self-assurance, and personal connections built in high school create a strong foundation that lasts a lifetime.