The Richmond Jewish Day School (RJDS) is a fully accredited community-based Jewish independent school, located in Richmond, B.C. that provides academic programming for students from kindergarten to the seventh grade
RJDS offers comprehensive BC curriculum, French, Hebrew language and Jewish academic programs, which integrate information technology, the arts and athletics into every aspect of the students’ learning experience
RJDS is committed to educational excellence, a values-based environment and Jewish learning that emphasizes the joy within Judaism and mutual respect and tolerance – students are encouraged to create and sustain bonds within the school and throughout the Jewish community of Greater Vancouver and Israel
As a community based educational institution, RJDS’s student body is comprised of children from the entire spectrum of the Jewish community; the school is committed to providing a school-wide culture of inclusion and respect for difference that embraces all members of our school community.
What we offer
RJDS sets the highest standards of achievement for its students and ensures they have the necessary tools and support to thrive, including:
Small class sizes;
Dedicated and experienced faculty and support staff;
A fully equipped computer lab, digital projectors, and computers in every classroom;
Enthusiastic parent volunteers; and,
A welcoming, close-knit community
Extra-curricular activities include: floor hockey, volleyball, basketball, hip hop, choir, Israeli dancing, etc.; RJDS students participate in intra- and extra-mural competitions as well as school-specific tournaments.
RJDS maintains a kosher and nut-free facility; a hot lunch program is available 3 times a week
For families requiring daycare (ages 18 months – 5 years), before care, or after care, we are proud to partner with iCare Child Care, which operates on our school premises. For more information, please contact Ofra Sixto at (604) 277-7770 or visit www.icarechildcare.com.
Uniforms are required for all students in order to foster a sense of community and school pride and to avoid competition based on appearance and clothing; students are encouraged to express their individuality through personally-developed intellectual and moral standards of excellence
The RJDS academic year runs from September to June and is divided into 3 terms
The school day is divided into 8 periods that incorporate both the BC curriculum and Judaic studies, and which vary by day and class
The school day begins at 8:45 AM and runs until 3:30 PM
2:30 PM early dismissal for Shabbat runs from November through March