Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School Launches New International Student Program

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The School is Recruiting Students from Around the World to Achieve a Global Perspective.

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Through my involvement and interaction with Jewish community members around the world, I am confident that this program will provide a unique experience for all students involved, both local and international.

Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School announces its new International Student Program. The School is currently recruiting Jewish high school students from around the world to enroll beginning in Fall 2019.

The International Student Program contributes to positioning CESJDS at the forefront of educational opportunities in the 21st century. “Through a mutually enriching experience for both current and visiting students, the International Student Program promotes pluralism, diversity, and a global perspective for all of our students,” said Rabbi Mitchel Malkus, Head of School.

The CESJDS International Student Program builds on the School's history of hosting international students who have come with their families to the DC area. This new initiative will allow individual students to live with current CESJDS families through a newly developed International homestay program and to take advantage of the educational and cultural opportunities in the United States Capital..

The goal of the International Student Program is to enhance our mission on a global level and enrich the educational experience of our local students. International students will add diversity and a deeper appreciation for Jewish peoplehood to our school community. International students will follow the same application guidelines as local applicants and only a small number of spots will be available for each grade. Through this program, visiting students will have the opportunity to access the outstanding pluralistic education that CESJDS is recognized for internationally and which is not available in their home communities.

“I am thrilled to work with CESJDS in launching this program,” said Jocelyn Krifcher, parent of four school alumni. “Through my involvement and interaction with Jewish community members around the world, I am confident that this program will provide a unique experience for all students involved, both local and international.”

About CESJDS
CESJDS is the largest JK-12 community Jewish day school in North America. Our mission is to engage students in an outstanding and inspiring general and Judaic education.

In grades JK-5, we foster an environment where children feel safe, loved and challenged. Our faculty works hard to instill feelings of joy and self-confidence in each child. In Middle School (grades 6-8) and High School (grades 9-12), rigorous study in the classroom is infused with creativity and relevance, while activities outside the classroom are characterized by hands-on engagement. Our program culminates with the journey of a lifetime, the 13-week Senior Trip to Eastern Europe and Israel. Graduates then depart for college equipped with memorable experiences and abundant knowledge to help them succeed in college and beyond.

For more information, visit http://www.cesjds.org.

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