What we stand for
The London Community Hebrew Day School (LCHDS) has been providing excellence in Secular and Jewish education to London’s Jewish community since 1966. LCHDS staff are committed to delivering curriculum in the most effective ways possible to foster students’ imagination and creativity. Our professional and experienced staff members work to create a supportive, productive and enjoyable class environment where students develop their academic and social skills.
We Are Providing an Environment for Our Students to Grow & Excel
Our students are encouraged daily to explore, create, collaborate and share in the most creative ways possible, guided by our exceptional teaching staff. Our students consistently achieve well above grade level in all areas of the Ontario Curriculum based on the Ontario Standardized Testing (CAT4), which is administered annually from Grades 3 to 8.
Teaching the Professionals of tomorrow
Our trilingual curriculum (English, French and Hebrew) and high academic standards ensure that LCHDS graduates are able to effectively transition into High School and become productive members in society and future community leaders. Our students benefit from a comprehensive French program beginning in Grade One, and enjoy weekly Music classes that are part of the Judaic Studies curriculum. Music is an integral part of our Judaic studies, promoting and incorporating song and dance into our Shabbat and holiday celebrations.
The Judaic Studies curriculum places special emphasis on Jewish literacy, values and history. Our students develop a fluency in Hebrew and an awareness and understanding of the diverse range of contemporary cultural and religious practices. Our rich history fosters a love for our traditions, heritage, culture and connection to Israel.
Whether you are a fully observant or an interfaith family, your child will be welcomed and accepted by everyone at LCHDS. This is what we are all about! As a community school, we embrace and reflect the full range of Jewish views, traditions and practices. Our students and teachers appreciate and respect this diversity.
Class sizes range from 5 to 12 students, allowing our teachers to create an enriched learning environment that challenges students to achieve their very best. Teachers become familiar with individual learning styles and work with individual students to deliver the curriculum in the most effective way possible for the best outcome. Where applicable, IEP’s, or Individual Educational Plans, have been established with the support of educational professionals (psychologists, occupational therapists), to ensure success for those students requiring additional support.
What our community is saying
“What do our children receive from the Day School? An excellent secular education, a strong Jewish identity, knowledge of our history and traditions, a good grasp of Hebrew, and a strong measure of self-confidence. All of this is achieved in a warm, safe and nurturing environment.”
Martin and Esther Marcus
“To live as a Jew in London, Ontario, a child depends on a strong identity. The Day School gave my classmates and me exactly this sense of self, coupled with a secular education that put us ahead of our peers in public schools. Not only were we ready for new academic challenges…but we graduated with a core of Jewish selfhood that made all the difference.”
LCHDS alumni, Ya’el Santopinto
“LCHDS provided me with a fantastic academic start from which I continued my studies at Central Secondary, Northwestern University and ultimately, a lifelong pursuit of learning.”
LCHDS alumni, Joshua Golden