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JEWISH COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL of the BAY


ASK

THE WORLD

WHY?


ASK

YOURSELF

WHY NOT?


Culture of inquiry JCHS uniquely reflects the Jewish culture of questioning and critical thinking. Our students seek meaning and discover a deeper purpose in life. They know how to ask not just “how,” but “how come?” Not just “what,” but “why?”

Integrated thinking “When I think of Judaism now, I think of my chemistry class, because they both involve the same type of thinking. When I learned Torah and when I tried to figure out a model in chemistry that involved the same analytical skills, the same type of questioning, the same trying to find holes in your knowledge, and the same type of research to figure out, ‘What exactly do I not understand? And what do I have to learn?’ That’s my favorite part of the school.”

– Ma’ayan Epstein ’17, UCLA ’21


Every viewpoint respected At JCHS, we celebrate our diverse backgrounds, and teach students how to engage others in respectful debate, how to appreciate divergent points of view, and how to advance the critical thinking skills essential for becoming engaged citizens.

Community for life “At JCHS, people really strive to see the whole person. Because we are such a small community, you’re able to take time to look at a person and really learn about them instead of just passing them by or brushing them off, and that’s something that’s been really important for me here. When you meet someone for the first time, you really try to understand them—what makes them tick— and then know that they are a human in the community that you are entering.”

– Addey Dominguez ‘16 , Univ. of New Mexico ‘20


Challenge and passion High school is a powerful time of exploration--when teenagers consciously shape their identities, cultivate new and existing passions, and become more defined versions of themselves. Intellectual inquiry. Aesthetic expression. Spiritual development. JCHS encourages students to take a deeper dive into their learning and become their best selves.

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OSHER MARIN JCC

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JFCS

SAN RAFAEL 580

CORTE MADERA, MILL VALLEY, TIBURON

JCHS students come from all over the Bay Area via bus, car and public transportation. We offer private bus service with pickups at multiple locations in the Bay Area.

PICKUP LOCATIONS

EL CERRITO

NORTH BERKELEY/ KENSINGTON

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NORTH BERKELEY BART

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BERKELEY MONTCLAIR

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CIVIC CENTER BART

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SAN FRANCISCO

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OAKLAND

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TRANSBAY TERMINAL

CALTRAIN STATION 280

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ALAMEDA

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OAKLAND ROCKY’S MARKET

Choosing a high school is an exciting process. We encourage you to be yourself, keep an open mind, and find out if JCHS is the right place for you. Come to one of our open houses, schedule a campus visit, ask questions of our students, parents, teachers, and staff to learn about our school. Cheer on the Wolves at athletic games and applaud our artists at JCHS Drama productions.

For more information, visit WWW.JCHSOFTHEBAY.ORG/ADMISSIONS


Peninsula & South Bay 6%

% 14 5:1 12 STUDENTFACULTY RATIO

AVERAGE CLASS SIZE

STUDENTS OF COLOR

COLLEGE VISITORS

90

Colleges and universities send representatives to JCHS to meet personally with our seniors

EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION PROGRAM

4

YEAR

Exploring identity, community, peoplehood, service and Tikkun Olam in: Los Angeles | Utah | Israel | New Orleans

FINANCIAL AID

JCHS is committed to socio-economic diversity among our students. Flexible tuition for 201718 is based on $44,852. We encourage families with demonstrated need to apply to our Flexible Tuition Program.

Performing Arts

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ZIP CODES

Marin & North Bay 16%

San Francisco 49%

Visual

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East Bay 29%

Athletics

STUDENTS FROM

SOCCER (Girls & Boys Varsity) VOLLEYBALL (Girls Varsity & JV) CROSS COUNTRY (Co-ed Varsity & JV) BASKETBALL (Girls & Boys; Varsity & JV) BASEBALL (Boys Varsity) SWIMMING (Co-ed Varsity) TENNIS (Varsity)

Student-Led Clubs

FAST FACTS

STUDIO ART PRINTMAKING CERAMICS SCULPTURE MURAL PROJECTS PHOTOGRAPHY DIGITAL IMAGING ACTING DESIGN & TECHNICAL THEATER PLAYWRITING & SCREENWRITING MUSIC WRITING & PRODUCTION VOCAL ENSEMBLE INSTRUMENTAL ENSEMBLE FILMMAKING

BBQ CLUB CHESS TEAM COMMUNITY IMPACT (JFCS) ENVIRONMENTAL VA’AD GAY-STRAIGHT ALLIANCE LITERARY MAGAZINE MULTICULTURAL YOUTH COUNCIL ROBOTICS CLUB RUSSIAN CLUB YOUNG INVESTORS YOUNG REPUBLICANS & MANY MORE


Register for an Open House, schedule a visit or apply online at www.jchsofthebay.org.com/admissions Contact the JCHS Admissions Office directly at 415.694.5771 or admissions@jchsofthebay.org

JEWISH COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL of the BAY 1835 Ellis Street SF 94115 | www.jchsofthebay.org | 415.345.9777

Get to Know JCHS  

JCHS is a unique high school experience that offers teenagers an engaging and inspiring learning community that encourages them to affirm an...

Get to Know JCHS  

JCHS is a unique high school experience that offers teenagers an engaging and inspiring learning community that encourages them to affirm an...