Welcome Class of 2026 & Transfer Students!

We are so thrilled to have you and your family join the JCHS community, and we look forward to being part of your journey. To help orient you to JCHS life and prepare you for the 2022-23 school year, we've created this website. Please feel free to explore!
    • Admissions Welcome Video 2022

Contact Our Ambassadors

Got a question about JCHS? Our Ambassadors can help you get answers! Email admissions@jchsofthebay.org and in the subject line, please write the name of the Ambassador you would like to contact. We'll make sure they get your message and reply to you. Please click on a name to see more about each ambassador.

9th Grade Welcome Retreat

9th Grade Welcome Retreat - Save the Date!
Tuesday, August 23, 2022 at 9:00 am 
Wednesday, August 24, 2022 at 12:30 pm

This exciting and meaningful experience allows your student to get to know their classmates and Senior Buddies, play team games outdoors, and discover what it means to belong to the JCHS community.

Parents, you are invited also to join us for an informal coffee after you drop your students off at 9:00 am on August 23.

More information to follow!


We're so glad that you've joined the Wolfpack!  Show off your Wolf Pride with JCHS Wolfwear

Lunch at JCHS

JCHS is proud to offer an optional delicious lunch program to our students. Meals are kosher, semi-organic, and vegetarian. Please click here to learn more about JCHS lunches.


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 assist in the coordination of carpools by region. Secure parking is available to all students at no cost.

We are centrally located near a number of MUNI lines including 2, 3, 5, 5R 22, 24, 31, 38 and 38R. Discounted BART passes may be purchased at JCHS, and discounted MUNI passes may be purchased online. Our students often form commute groups, which provides them with a way to develop supportive relationships with one another across grades.

JCHS contracts with Quake City Shuttle to provide convenient round-trip service to students living in the East Bay.  Morning pickups are available in Berkeley and Oakland for transportation service directly to JCHS. Afternoon pickups from JCHS bring students to BART and the Transbay Terminal.

JCHS contracts with First Student, Inc., to provide convenient round-trip bus service to students living in Marin County.The bus operates daily with one morning and two afternoon schedules.

JCHS contracts with Quake City Shuttle to provide convenient round-trip service to students living in San Mateo County who take Caltrain. The shuttle operates daily with one morning and two afternoon schedules.

Key Dates

Mon, April 25 (4-8pm): Course Matching (more information forthcoming)
Sun, May 1 (11am-3pm): Course Matching (more information forthcoming)
Tue, May 3 (4-8pm): Course Matching (more information forthcoming)
Tue, May 17 (evening): New Student Event (save the date!)
Tue, Aug 23-24: Freshman Welcome Retreat
Wed, Aug 24: Transfer Student Orientation

Thurs, Aug 25: First Day of Classes
Mon, Sept 5: No Classes - Labor Day
Mon-Tue, Sept 26-27: No Classes – Rosh Hashanah
Tue, Oct 4: Early Release – Erev Yom Kippur
Wed, Oct 5: No Classes – Yom Kippur
Mon-Tue, Oct 10-11: No Classes – Sukkot
Mon-Tue, Oct 17-18: No Classes – Hoshanah Rabah/Shmini Atzeret/Simchat Torah
Wed-Fri, Nov 23-25: No Classes – Thanksgiving Weekend
Mon, Dec 19, 2022 – Mon, Jan 2, 2023: No Classes – Winter Break

Please click here for the complete list of key dates for the 2022-23 school year.

Useful Links

Here are some useful links to important information:

Available in May, 2022



Jewish Community High School of the Bay
1835 Ellis Street, San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: 415.345.9777
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.