FAQs about JCHS

For the 2024-2025 academic year, the tuition is $62,180.

JCHS is committed to socio-economic diversity among our students. We want this quality education to be available to any Jewish student who wishes to apply to JCHS regardless of their financial situation. Families who feel they may qualify for our Tuition Assistance Program are strongly encouraged to apply.

More than half of the students attending JCHS live outside of San Francisco. We are committed to making our students’ commutes to JCHS easy and efficient. We are centrally located near a number of MUNI lines, including the 5, 22, 24, 31, 38, and 38R routes. To read more about transportation, visit our transportation page. This page will be updated for 2024-2025 at the end of the current school year, please check back for updates.

JCHS has limited space available in the ninth, tenth, and eleventh grades. We generally do not encourage transfer students into the senior class unless there are extenuating circumstances, such as a family relocation. To inquire further about transferring into JCHS, please call our Admissions Office.

Any student who identifies as Jewish and has an interest in learning, asking questions, and thinking creatively and independently; students who want to enrich their high school years with Jewish values. Sharing this common focus, our students come from a variety of religious traditions, nationalities, economic backgrounds and family configurations. No prior knowledge of Hebrew or Judaic studies is necessary.

JCHS is truly a “community” high school, which means that we embrace students and their families from across the Jewish spectrum. This allows us to create a pluralistic environment where our different beliefs and practices are welcome, respected and shared.

JCHS shares many of the same benefits of top independent schools – including experienced educators, small classes, and an individualized approach to learning. Our primary difference, however, is the Jewish education – reflecting all styles of Jewish expression and culture – that we provide in addition to a challenging college preparatory curriculum. In this structure, students have the opportunity to explore ethical dilemmas and their own values – as Jews and as global citizens. Our students successfully move on to the finest universities equipped with sophisticated analytical skills and an understanding of the importance of making a positive difference in the world.

JCHS is committed to supporting students with learning differences through our Learning Support Programs. Our Student Support team provides integrated educational support as well as resources to students, faculty, and families. They also engage in continuing professional development for our faculty and staff and work closely with students and families to ensure that the needs of all our students are communicated thoroughly and met with individual care.

No, JCHS has a TEST-FREE admissions policy. JCHS will not accept SSAT, ISEE, or any other standardized test scores as part of the admissions process.

At JCHS getting to know you as a person is an integral part of our admissions process. All JCHS applicants interview with members of the Professional Community. This interview may be scheduled after the applicant has submitted Part I of their application along with the application fee.