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RJDS at a Glance

About us

  • 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-aware facility; a hot lunch program is available 2 times a week.

Other information

  • For families requiring daycare (ages 12 months – 5 years), we are proud to partner with Lil Clubhouse Childcare which operates a Jewish daycare on our school premises.  For more information, please contact Jennifer Seidel at 604-722-4076 or [email protected]
  • 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 Friday dismissal for Shabbat runs from November through March