Bryn Mawr College – AB
Mary Ellen has been a part of the professional community at the Jewish Community High School of the Bay since 2003. She has worked in the Admissions office, consulted on the report for JCHS’ initial WASC accreditation, and served as Development Associate in the fundraising office, before taking the helm of the Marketing Department. She is constantly inspired by the creativity, warmth, and authenticity of JCHS students and colleagues, who make working at the school a joy.
A native New Yorker, Mary Ellen Hunt has lived in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1997. Mary Ellen trained as a classical dancer, later going on to work professionally with Feld Ballets/NY and Dance Theatre of Harlem. She earned her undergraduate degree in astronomy and physics from Bryn Mawr College before entering the Master of Fine Arts program at the University of Arizona.
Avidly interested in science and science education, Mary Ellen was a research associate for Sheila Tobias on the revised edition of her landmark book Overcoming Math Anxiety, and worked for several years in the San Francisco Exploratorium’s Center for Teaching and Learning, Tactile Dome and later in the Public Relations office. She has also taught physics, math and astronomy for the Summer Science Program, an intensive course of study for gifted teenagers sponsored by the National Science Foundation.
Her extensive background in the arts has served her well as a freelance writer and arts critic for the San Francisco Chronicle, the Contra Costa Times, Dance Magazine, Dance Teacher Magazine, Dance Studio Life, South Bay Accent, and Diablo Magazine.
Jewish Community High School of the Bay
1835 Ellis Street, San Francisco, CA 94115
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.
JCHS is Title IX compliant. Find out more here.
JCHS is grateful for generous operational, programmatic, and financial support from:
This calendar is subject to change.
Please refer to the JCHS website calendar for the most up-to-date information
|Tuesday, August 23||Freshman Welcome Retreat|
|Wednesday, August 24||Transfer Orientation|
|Thursday, August 25||First Day of Classes|
|Monday, September 5||No Classes – Labor Day|
|Thursday, September 8||Back to School Night/New Parent Orientation|
|Friday – Sunday, September 23-25||All-School Shabbaton|
|Monday – Tuesday, September 26-27 .||No Classes – Rosh Hashanah|
|Wednesday, September 28||No Classes – Professional Development Day|
|Tuesday, October 4||Virtual Day – 2:20 Early Release – Erev Yom Kippur|
|Wednesday, October 5||No Classes – Yom Kippur|
|Monday – Tuesday, October 10-11||No Classes – Sukkot|
|Monday – Tuesday, October 17-18||No Classes – Shemini Atzeret/ Simchat Torah|
|Thursday, November 10||No Classes – Faculty Meeting Day /Fall Parent-Teacher Conferences (Evening)|
|Friday, November 11||No Classes – Fall Parent-Teacher Conferences|
|Monday, November 21||Virtual Day – 3:20 Release – Thanksgiving Week|
|Tuesday, November 22||Virtual Day – 3:20 Release – Thanksgiving Week|
|Wednesday – Friday, November 23–25||No Classes – Thanksgiving Break|
|Monday, December 19 – Monday, January 2||No Classes – Winter Break|
|Tuesday, January 3||Classes Resume|
|Monday, January 16||No Classes – MLK Day|
|Thursday, February 16||Spring Parent-Teacher Conferences (Evening)|
|Friday, February 17||No Classes – Spring Parent-Teacher Conferences|
|Monday, February 20||No Classes – Presidents Day|
|Sunday – Monday, March 5–20||Journey (Grade 11)|
|Sunday – Thursday, March 12-16||Journey (Grades 9, 10 & 12)|
|Friday, March 17||No Classes for Grades 9, 10 & 12 – Journey Recovery Day|
|Tuesday, March 21||No Classes for Grade 11 – Journey Recovery Day|
|Monday – Friday, April 3–14||No Classes – Pesach Break|
|Friday, May 26||No Classes – Shavuot I|
|Monday, May 29||No Classes – Memorial Day|
|Friday & Monday – Thursday, June 2 & 5-8||Final Exams (Grades 9-11)|
|Thursday, June 8||Graduation|