If you would like to see the beautiful JCHS campus through the eyes of our students and faculty, please be sure to check out our Virtual Tour.
WOLF WEDNESDAYS Throughout Fall 2021, JCHS will offer virtual Wolf Wednesdays. These warm, relaxed information sessions for students and/or families introduce JCHS and highlight our extraordinary co-curricular, academic, and experiential programs. Come to as many Wolf Wednesday events as you want!
OPEN HOUSES Meet our community at a virtual JCHS Open House on Sunday, October 17, 2021 or Thursday, November 4, 2021. At our virtual Open House you'll hear about our academic and extracurricular programs in depth, and also have time in informal breakout rooms to chat with students and faculty to get your questions answered.
Complete and Submit Your Online Application and Forms
You can submit the JCHS application online through Ravennaby Thursday, January 6, 2022.
JCHS requires the following for a complete application. Detailed description of each application step can be viewed on Ravenna:
Part 1: Parent/Guardian Application
Part 2: Student Application, Student Essay, and Student Activity Form
Current English Teacher Recommendation
Current Math Teacher Recommendation
Current and previous year’s transcripts (sent directly from school)
Portfolio of work (optional)
$90 Application Fee (JCHS also offers fee waivers for families for whom this application fee would be a barrier to applying. Please contact the Admissions Office.)
Student Interview (Required)
We want to get to know you better! After you have submitted Part I (Parent/Guardian application) and your application fee, you will be able to schedule a student interview through Ravenna.
Complete the Flexible Tuition Application (Optional)
JCHS offers a flexible tuition program designed to help keep a JCHS education accessible to families from a variety of economic backgrounds. Please contact Mary Ellen Hunt, Director of Enrollment Management, with any flexible tuition questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or 415-345-9777 x104.
Once your account has been created, you can find our profile page by searching "Jewish Community High School" in the school directory on the left-hand side of the screen - click to expand our page. Next, click the "explore" button.
To help you get to know JCHS and make sure that your questions are answered, we are hosting virtual Open Houses and Wolf Wednesday information sessions as well as limited in-person campus tours. Register for any of our events on Ravenna.
When you are ready to complete the Parent/Guardian form: 1. Please click the "apply" button at the top of your application timeline. 2. Scroll down slightly on the JCHS application timeline until you come to a section titled "Parent/Guardian Application Form and Pay Application Fee." Click on the blue link in the step to begin the application. 3. You will have two options: “show me what’s left” and “view my application.” To continue and submit your application, please click “view my application.” A green button should appear at the top right-hand corner of the JCHS timeline that says, "Go to Pay & Submit" - please click there. The system will prompt you to pay and then will send your application to JCHS.
To send recommendation forms to teachers, click the blue link in each teacher recommendation step and then click "add delegate." The system will prompt you to type in the email address for the teacher. The form will be sent straight to the teacher and they will send it back to JCHS. The personal recommendation form is optional.
JCHS is grateful for generous operational, programmatic, and financial support from:
The Jewish Community High School of the Bay (JCHS) is a unique college preparatory high school committed to integrating deep learning, universal wisdom, and Jewish values. We empower each student to embrace their Jewish identity, generate empathy and compassion, delight in lifelong education, and improve the world.