Welcome to our MJDS Admissions Office!

Tours of MJDS are available by appointment throughout the year. Please fill out an online inquiry or let me know if you have any questions! Call me at 414-967-8308 or send an email

I look forward to learning more about you and your student and sharing MJDS with you.

Michal Deskalo
Director of Admissions

Thank you for your interest in Milwaukee Jewish Day School. MJDS is more than just a school, we're a family. We are a community of caring teachers and staff, parents, grandparents, alumni and friends.

Families choose MJDS because they seek a challenging and supportive environment where they can be partners in their child’s education. An integrated curriculum guides students toward academic excellence, strong critical thinking skills, and pride in their Jewish heritage.

We believe in our student-led approach to learning. We have faith in our core values of empathy, wonder and tikkun olam (repairing the world). We embody our rally cry "from me to we" as we integrate Jewish values into every aspect of our students' learning and celebrate the ways Judaism connects with one another.

Our Program

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Early Childhood

Our enriching, three-year kindergarten journey focuses on exploration, curiosity and Jewish values.


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Lower School

First through fourth grade students are provided opportunities to own their learning, becoming knowledge seekers and creators.

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Upper School

Upper school students are given more choices and authentic opportunities to make a difference in the community, connecting with their Jewish values.

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From Our Families

MJDS Parent, Shannon W.

The decision was difficult to switch our son for one year. The initial idea was his; however, we were responsible for the follow through. We were hoping for an environment where he could learn to advocate for himself, and grow some confidence in his abilities. We have felt that was done and then some. We have seen him really become his own person this year. You all have created such a wonderful environment of nurturing and challenges. We are so grateful for all that you do.

- MJDS Parent, Shannon W.

MJDS parent, Brad T.

These are amazing educators who put the needs of their students first and actively engage all parents daily/weekly. The fact that our son will not have any more in classroom time with them is crushing, but their virtual teaching is amazing. Big props to Wendy Messnick Cohen, Jori Broidy, and Adon Lippman as well. As a parent, I couldn't ask for anything more from our kids' school. As much as it is crushing for parents, know their hearts are probably hurting too.

-MJDS parent, Brad T.

MJDS parent, Jessica B.

We look forward with hope and enthusiasm to when school reopens in person, but we know that until that time, our kids are continuing to move forward with their academic learning, their friendships, and their relationships with MJDS staff, teachers, and the Jewish community.

-MJDS parent, Jessica B.

MJDS parent, Hannah S.

Milwaukee Jewish Day School is doing a great job adjusting to the current situation! I’m so thankful to have these amazing teachers for my kids! I can’t wait to be together at Shabbat sing in person!

-MJDS parent, Hannah S.

Milwaukee Jewish Day School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, any gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national/ethnic origin or ancestry, age, disability, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in the administration of the school’s educational policies, admissions policies, employment policies, financial aid programs or other school-administered programs.