Mission: The jewish community high school of the bay (jchs) is a co-educational day school providing a rigorous, college preparatory curriculum in general and judaic studies. We are committed to an extensive enrichment program, including the arts and athletics. Jchs serves the san francisco bay community and is open to all jewish students regardless of prior jewish educational experience. Jchs is guided by the rhythms of the jewish calendar, jewish culture and tradition, and by an inextricable link to the land of israel. Our goal is to provide our students with the education necessary to gain acceptance into the finest colleges and universities and to engage in life-long jewish learning. Our wish is to enable our graduates to employ the skills and lessons taught within our walls to their lives within both the jewish and the wider community.
Programs: For 2016/2017 school year there were 34 seniors, 39 juniors, 42 sophomores, and 43 freshmen for a total of 158 students. Major strides were made in the continuing evolvement of the freshman seminar, a combination of health, study skills and other academic subjects designed to help students make the transition from middle school to high school more seamless and less stressful thereby resulting in incoming students being more successful both socially and academically.
JCHS provides opportunities for Jewish students like no other school. Incredible academics, as well as a really incredible, close knit faculty. Even in hard financial times, they make sure their students can do anything, no matter what their financial condition is. Also teens learn about their jewish heritage.