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Denver Jewish Day School

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Religious affiliation(s)  Jewish
President  Avi Halzel
Grades  K-12
Number of students  388 (2007–2008)
Founded  1975
Established  1975
Head of school  Avi Halzel
Phone  +1 303-369-0663
Mascot  Tiger
Color  Red and Black
School type  Private Jewish day school
Address  2450 S Wabash St, Denver, CO 80231, USA
Motto  Extraordinary education, timeless tradition, inspired lives
Similar  Graland Country Day Scho, Kent Denver School, Denver Academy of Torah, The Denver Waldorf S, Beacon Country Day School
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Denver Jewish Day School formerly known as Rocky Mountain Hebrew Academy and Herzl/RMHA at the Denver Campus, is a pluralistic Jewish day school in Denver, Colorado.

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History

Theodor Herzl Day School, a community Jewish day school established in 1975, and the Rocky Mountain Hebrew Academy, a co-ed Jewish high school established in 1979, combined to become the Denver Campus for Jewish Education in 2002. Now the school is known as Denver Jewish Day School [1]

The school is accredited by the Association of Colorado Independent Schools.

Campus

The 24-acre campus is divided between the lower school (K-5) and the upper school (6-12). The upper school area consists of a school building with lockers and classrooms for students in addition to an attached full-size gymnasium for athletics and special events. The lower school consists of classrooms and administrative offices as well as a playground for recess. On the perimeter of campus there is a baseball diamond, and throughout the campus there are expansive lawns.

Curriculum

The Denver Jewish Day School offers a dual-curriculum in both General Studies (English, Math, Science, Literature, Language) as well as Judaic Studies (Hebrew, Bible, Jewish History). Students take both general and judaic classes throughout their 13 years at the school.

Extracurricular activities

The DJDS athletic teams, known as the Tigers (as a nod to the upper school's mascot when it was called RMHA), participate in interscholastic competition in baseball, basketball, soccer and volleyball. The basketball program drew media attention in February 2008 after the school's request to the Colorado High School Activities Association for some scheduling flexibility to avoid playing games during the Jewish sabbath was denied.

Notable alumni

  • Debra A. Eisenman - Rabbi
  • Shayna Rose - Actress
  • Jared Kleinstein - Creator of Tebowing.
  • Tali Zipper - Professional Soccer Player, ASA Tel Aviv Women's Team, Israel
  • Daniel Smith-- Founding member of SnapChat
  • References

    Denver Jewish Day School Wikipedia


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