Students in grades three through eight are given the Educational Records Bureau (ERB) tests using the CTP4 (Comprehensive Testing Program 4) exams. The ERB designs national standardized achievement tests for high-achieving schools. These tests are rigorous and analyze students’ abilities relating to mathematics, vocabulary, reading comprehension, writing mechanics, writing concepts, writing skills and quantitative reasoning. The CTP4 provides the most norm comparisons of any achievement assessment.
The Jewish Day School is proud of our academic accomplishments as measured by the ERB exams. During the past four years, our students have consistently ranked as a high achieving private school based on academic performance. Historically, each year we have several seventh and eighth graders qualify to take the SAT, with results that outperform their peers in eleventh and twelfth grade in high school.
The student/teacher ratio at the JDS far surpasses other private institutions in the area. Our student/teacher ratio is four students for every one teacher. This is one of the prime reasons our children perform so well. Individualized attention forms a strong basis for the educational experience offered at JDS.
The JDS serves students from all streams of the Jewish community, representing Chabad, Conservative, Orthodox, Reconstructionist, Reform, and non-affiliated.
Students come from many neighborhoods across the Lehigh Valley and surrounding areas.