Day/Elementary Schools

* Listings with an asterisk are part of the JUF/JF partnership of agencies serving the Chicago and worldwide Jewish community.

Akiba-Schechter Jewish Day School *

Associated Talmud Torahs
5235 S. Cornell Ave.
Chicago, IL 60615
Phone: 773-493-8880
Fax: 773-493-9377
Contact: Dr. Eliezer Jones, Head of School

Akiba-Schechter Jewish Day School provides an excellent secular and Judaic education in Hyde Park to a diverse community of Jewish children from all over Chicagoland. Under the auspices of ATT and Community Foundation for Jewish Education. Early childhood program open to the community and Jewish Day School for Grades 1-8. We pride in teaching children, not subjects; we value Jewish Unity, Joyful Judaism and Respect for all Humanity.

Arie Crown Hebrew Day School *

Associated Talmud Torahs
4600 W. Main Street
Skokie, IL 60076
Phone: (847) 982-9191
Fax: (847) 982-9525
Contact: Rabbi Eli Samber, Principal

A state-accredited Orthodox day school with divisions for boys and girls. Preschool, age 3; nursery, age 4; kindergarten, age 5; and grades one to eight.

Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School *

3751 N. Broadway
Chicago, IL 60613
Phone: 773-281-1858
Fax: 773-281-4709
Contact: Katie Rich

Independent Jewish Day School for the 21st century where academic purpose, collaborative learning and a deep commitment to humanity develops engaged, confident learners and compassionate leaders for a stronger, more vibrant community and world. Nursery-eighth grade.

Chabad Hebrew School

Chabad of Northbrook
2095 Landwehr Road
Northbrook, IL 60062
Phone: (847) 564-8770

Chicago Jewish Day School *

3730 N. California Ave
Chicago, IL 60618
Phone: (773) 271-2700
Contact: Judy Finkelstein-Taff, Head of School and Cortney Stark Cope, Director of Admissions

Chicago Jewish Day School is a multi-denominational Jewish day school on the cutting edge of best practices in progressive education. CJDS has an extraordinary commitment to engaging and educating the next generation of Jewish learners and leaders at our new campus in the Irving Park neighborhood. Through our integrated and experiential learning curriculum, we are recognized for both our academic excellence and our meaningful approach to Judaic Studies and Hebrew. Together, they create a challenging and thought-provoking curriculum that develops a child's capacity for complex learning and a strong moral compass. Whether it be the 2.6 acres of outdoor space allowing children to explore nature, their imaginations, and active play, or the stunning, state of the art, thoughtful classrooms that encourage the students to dig in, question, collaborate, struggle, explore, and learn, every space at CJDS reflects our respect for individual students and their schools and communities

CLaSS: Chicago Land Simcha Schools

6428 N. California Ave.
Chicago, IL 60645
Phone: (872) 225-7527
Contact: Dr. Martha Bockian

Torah-based center for interdependent learning. Encourages children to learn "al pi darko" in order to internalize rather than memorize. Volunteers welcome!

Hillel Torah North Suburban Day School *

Associated Talmud Torahs
7120 N. Laramie Ave.
Skokie, IL 60077
Phone: (847) 674-6533
Fax: (847) 674-8313
Contact: Rabbi Menachem Linzer, Principal; Margot Parnass, Director of Admissions

Modern Orthodox, co-educational day school, for children in preschool through eighth grade. Nurturing classroom communities foster the emotional, physical, social and intellectual growth of every child. 21st century child-centered learning approach guides children to explore, discover and engage in learning while integrating Torah and chesed, Israel and Ivrit language into their daily lives.

Joan Dachs Bais Yaakov *

Associated Talmud Torahs
3200 W. Peterson Ave.
Chicago, IL 60659
Phone: (773) 583-5329
Fax: (773) 583-6530
Contact: Rabbi Avrohom S. Brownstein, Executive Vice President

A state-accredited Orthodox day school for girls kindergarten through eighth grade. A co-ed nursery; onsite REACH program; onsite Keshet classes for children with developmental disabilities.

Philip and Rebecca Esformes Cheder Lubavitch Girls School *

Associated Talmud Torahs
2809 W. Jarvis Ave.
Chicago, IL 60645
Phone: (773) 465-0863
Fax: (773) 973-2119
Contact: Leah Rivka Perlstein, Principal

State-accredited day school for girls, grades one to eight, and co-ed preschool, run in the Lubavitch tradition.

Seymour J. Abrams Cheder Lubavitch Hebrew Day School *

Associated Talmud Torahs
5201 W. Howard Street
Skokie, IL 60077
Phone: (847) 675-6777
Contact: Rabbi Shneur Zalman Twersky, Principal

State-accredited day school for boys, grades one to eight, and co-ed preschool, run in the Lubavitch tradition.

Solomon Schechter Day School of Metropolitan Chicago *

3210 Dundee Road
Northbrook, IL 60062
Phone: 847-415-5654
Fax: 847-498-5837
Contact: Hillary Dunn, Director of Admissions and Enrollment

Solomon Schechter Day School of Metropolitan Chicago is an independent Jewish day school where our unique combination of General and Judaic Studies imparts a deeply-rooted values system enabling critical thinkers to thrive. From our Ginsburg Solomon Schechter Early Childhood Center in Skokie, to our Sager Solomon Schechter (K-8) in Northbrook, we ignite our students' Jewish souls, educate them to their highest potential, and empower them to use their knowledge, skills, and creativity to enrich our world. Schechter's award-winning faculty and staff focus on developing students as learners whose passion and drive enables them to create a true impact on the future. A firm grounding in Jewish values and traditions creates a meaningful framework for our students? moral and character development. At SSDS, children gain more than academic strength, they gain the strength of identity. Our families gain a strong and vibrant community that shares a commitment to academic excellence and Jewish life.


Temple B'nai Israel Religious School

400 N. Edgelawn Drive
Aurora, IL 60506
Phone: (630) 892-2450
Fax: (630) 892-8317
Contact: Tamara Scott, office; Edward Friedman, Rabbi

Unaffiliated synagogue serving Reform, Conservative and Traditional families in the Fox Valley area and beyond. Offering preschool through 10th grade confirmation classes: Sundays, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Tzemach Tzedek School *

5130 Touhy Avenue,
Skokie, IL 60077
Phone: 773-413-9770
Contact: Yoel Caplin

Since 2003, Tzemach Tzedek Day School serves boy and girls from K-8th grade. We pride ourselves in small classrooms, individual attention, and a warm and nurturing Chabad-Chassidic atmosphere.  We are eagerly accepting new applications, and welcome families of all backgrounds to come meet with us and visit our school.

Yeshiva Ohr Boruch-The Veitzener Cheder *

Associated Talmud Torahs
2828 W. Pratt Blvd
Chicago, IL 60654
Phone: (773) 262-0885
Fax: (773) 262-2016
Contact: Rabbi Moshe Unger, Dean

Orthodox school for boys, grades Nursery-8. Hebrew studies are taught in Yiddish.

Yeshivas Tiferes Tzvi *

Associated Talmud Torahs
6317 N. California Ave.
Chicago, IL 60659
Phone: (773) 973-6150
Fax: (773) 973-0830
Contact: Rabbi Nosson Muller, Menahel/Principal

A state-accredited Orthodox day school for boys, kindergarten through eighth grade; onsite REACH program; onsite Keshet classes for children with developmental disabilities.

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