Why MJDS?

To inspire interdisciplinary, student-owned learning; a culture of innovation; and Jewish values in action.


MJDS is vibrant community of innovative thinkers and passionate learners. We prepare students to engage, lead and succeed by stoking their curiosities and helping them discover their purposes. Through a unique meld of student-owned learning, an innovation mindset and the development of critical core competencies - in both Jewish and general studies - we cultivate a lifelong love of learning and inspire students to put contemporary Jewish values into action and make a positive impact in our community.

At MJDS, students blend their creativity, curiosity and determination to form their intellect and develop as people. We inspire students to think differently, to take risks and to follow their passions. Throughout the MJDS journey, students learn how to appreciate, respect and collaborate with one another. Our students and alumni possess self-confidence, self-awareness and pride in their academic pursuits as they endeavor to improve the world.

Pillars of the MJDS experience:

1. An innovation mindset pervasive throughout all learning

2. Academic excellence rooted in student-owned learning and progressive professional development

3. Contemporary Jewish values lived and put into action in a vibrant, pluralistic and welcoming community.

“In our son's first year at MJDS, we have seen him blossom. This school ensures that each child feels that he or she is part of a community and a family. The teachers create a warm environment where all children are encouraged to learn creatively and at their own pace. Not only has our son excelled in his schooling, he has developed a strong sense of Judaism. This has brought more Jewish traditions into our home as well. The junior kindergarten year has been a wonderful experience for our son, and our entire family.” – Kindergarten parent.