* School Type: Co-ed, Pluralistic Jewish Day School
* Founded: 1982
*Grade Levels: Preschool - Grade 8
* Number of Students: 112
* Average Class Size: 11
* Mission: Gesher JDS prepares students to live meaningful lives. In partnership with committed parents, we provide an outstanding education anchored in Jewish values that enables our children to grow into adults engaged in healthy relationships, creative work, ethical leadership, and communal involvement.
*Campus Features: Situated on 28 beautiful wooded acres our campus includes a garden, state-of-the-art Bermuda grass soccer field, expansive recreation and play space, gaga pit, labyrinth and more.
*Gesher Green: Gesher’s educational model incorporates a unique, hands-on, ecology-based model for Jewish learning that we call “Gesher Green.” Gesher Green extends learning beyond the confines our our building, focusing on the natural habitats found on our campus, including
-Wetlands and vernal pond
-Native meadow, with a focus on insects or plants
Woods and trees and
-A bird sanctuary
* Gesher Travel: Gesher students experience life and learning in Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, TEVA at Pearlstone Retreat Center, Israel and more. Learn More.
* Technology: Gesher’s technology program is designed to prepare students to use technology skillfully and safely. Our objective is to develop student skills in word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, research, keyboarding, and 21st century skills, such as multimedia, video production, coding, web design, and digital platforms. 1:1 Device Program in 4th-8th Grades. Learn More.
* World Languages: Hebrew for all students in Preschool through 8th grade, Spanish beginning in 6th grade.
* Athletics: Middle School soccer, softball, and basketball teams practice after school and compete with other independent schools in the local area through the ABC League. We have expanded our sports offerings to include a weekly fencing class.
* Transportation: Cluster Bus Stops Available in Arlington, Alexandria, Fairfax, Herndon, Sterling and Vienna.
* Extra Care: Before and after school care available from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., in addition to after school enrichment activities. Learn More.