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Ronald C. Wornick Jewish Day School

Map800 Foster City Blvd.
Foster City, CA 94404
  • Faith-Based School
  • Independent School



Welcome to Ronald C. Wornick Jewish Day School, a vibrant and innovative community of learners from Transitional Kindergarten through Eighth Grade. Wornick students are supported, challenged, and inspired to become their very best selves. An integrated curriculum emphasizes the connections across academic subjects and among students, families, and our community. Informed by shared Jewish values and ethics, our students emerge as engaged, confident young adults with the desire and skills to change the world. We are open to all applicants as an inclusive, supportive, and diverse community.


Ronald C. Wornick Jewish Day School develops students who are socially and academically prepared to meet their full potential as engaged leaders committed to a life steeped in Jewish ethics and values.


*Small class sizes offer abundant opportunities for students to ask questions, interact more closely with teachers and receive the attention they need and deserve.
*Nurturing community welcomes families and encourages parent involvement, enabling students to be known by their peers, their teachers, and their community.
*Passionate educators and a dynamic learning environment instill a zeal for learning while providing the necessary skills for a lifetime of academic and personal success.
*Critical thinking skills, complex problem-solving, and ethical decision-making are emphasized in every class.
*Numerous leadership and public speaking opportunities at every grade level inspire kids to be leaders inside and outside the classroom.
*Robust social-emotional learning program teaches conflict resolution, strengthens communication skills, and highlights Jewish values.
*Following Common Core Standards, our mathematics program places a premium on mathematical understanding.
*Next Generation Science Standards focus on scientific process and a critical understanding of scientific inquiry.
*A new state-of-the-art makerspace inspires children to tackle problems with their hands, unlocking new passions and creativity.
*Foreign language learning opportunities in Hebrew K-8 and Spanish 6-8.
*Art and music education fosters imagination and creative expression.
*Local, national, and international study trips take learning out into the world.
*Technology integrated throughout the curriculum and 1:1 laptop computer program in grades 6-8.
*Team sports include cross-country, girls volleyball, basketball, tennis, and golf.
*Students across grade levels regularly meet in smaller Havurot (family) groups to work together on school-wide projects, creating role models for younger students and leadership opportunities for older ones.
*No-cost before-school care and flexible after-school daycare on contract or drop-in basis.

To learn more or schedule a time to visit, please go to wornickjds.org/admissions.

Additional Information:

Number of Students Enrolled: 176
Average Class Size: 14
Year Established: 1986
Grades served from: Transitional Kindergarten / PreK
Through Grade: 8th grade
County: San Mateo
Annual Tuition Range: $28,145 - $33,275
Admission Deadline: Friday, January 17, 2020
Require Uniform: no
Accreditations: California Association of Independent Schools
Western Association of Schools and Colleges
Courses & Services Offered: Athletic & Sports Program
Community Service
Computer Technology
Extended Care
Field Trips
Financial Aid
Fine Arts Instruction
Hot Lunch
Music Instruction/Band
Parent Participation
Standardized Testing Administered
Transitional Kindergarten/PreK
Transportation Service
Tutoring & Homework Assistance
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