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Private Jewish schools

The Our Kids guide to Jewish day schools

  Looking for a Jewish boarding School? Consider the American Hebrew Academy, the only Jewish boarding school in the world, and attracting students from around the globe.

On this page, we cover private Jewish schools in Canada and the United States.

For discussion of religious-affiliated or faith-based education in general, including extensive coverage of types of schools and curricula, check out our introductory guide.

I think for us the ideal student is one who is open, excited to learn. … It’s a unique place to learn and grow, and a safe place for students to explore their Judaism.”

School NameTypeReligious affiliationCost

Robbins Hebrew Academy (est. 1957)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (370 students)
Robbins Hebrew Academy (RHA) teaches students to think critically and globally, in a community that builds self-esteem and life-long character. RHA is Toronto’s first Jewish school to be CAIS accredited. [View profile]
  • Progressive
  • Reggio Emilia

Montessori Jewish Day School (est. 2000)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Nursery/Toddler to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (120 students)
MJDS inspires a lifetime love for learning in a nurturing environment that fosters respect for oneself, the community and the world, guided by the shared values of Judaism and Montessori education. [View profile]
  • Montessori
$7,900 to $17,900

American Hebrew Academy (est. 2001)  

  • Greensboro, North Carolina
  • 9 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day school (20 students)
  • Boarding school (120 students)
The American Hebrew Academy is the only international Jewish college prep boarding school in the world! The advantages of boarding school are boundless; the advantages of a Jewish boarding school will last a lifetime. [View profile]
  • Traditional
$24,000 to $42,000

The Toronto Heschel School (est. 1996)  

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • JK to 8 (Coed)
  • Day school (295 students)
Heschel provides an academically innovative, integrated Jewish education in a warm, nurturing environment. [View profile]
  • Progressive