Welcome from Head of School

Leading, Succeeding and Engaging

Welcome to MJDS! You are entering a learning community where inspiring wonder is the basis for lifelong learning. 

At MJDS, rather than asking students to memorize information, we empower children to ask questions, find problems and solve them. This fuels their curiosity about the world, both present and future.

Student-led learning emphasizes documentation, reflection, questioning, using evidence to find answers, and participating in teams rather than working in isolation.

Success is focused on growth and process as students are given opportunities to demonstrate development over time.

We are committed to making an MJDS education affordable to every family who chooses to attend through our Affordable Customized Tuition Program. Over half of MJDS families receive assistance and do not pay full tuition. 

I am thrilled you are taking the time to explore our website and believe the best way to really know us and understand the unique MJDS learning journey is to see it for yourself. I invite you to visit us and experience how we inspire and facilitate our students’ passions in an atmosphere driven by our core values of wonder, empathy and tikkun olam. Spend time at MJDS and you will soon understand what we mean when we say that at MJDS, we inspire a passion for learning.

As a parent of three current MJDS students, I see the incredible impact of choosing MJDS for your family. I look forward to sharing MJDS with you, through the eyes of our students today and those who are already making the world a better place by leading, succeeding and engaging.


Aaron Lippman
MJDS Head of School