Participating Schools

The Montreal area is home to ten elementary/middle Jewish day schools and four Jewish high schools, spanning a full spectrum of Jewish diversity. We invite you to explore what each day school offers to see if one is right for you. The Generations Fund for Educational Excellence is specifically designed to address the needs of seven specific partner schools that are listed below.

Akiva School                                       

Akiva School is a Jewish elementary school dedicated to using cutting edge practices, along with a strong partnership between home and school, to instill in our students a passion for learning, a keen sense of self and a commitment to Judaism. For more information visit:

École Maïmonide

Elementary / High School
École Maïmonide offers a general, inclusive and modern education with a special emphasis on Sephardic Jewish traditions and identity, entirely geared toward excellence. For more information visit:

Hebrew Academy

Elementary / High School
Hebrew Academy provides children of Torah-observant families with a rigorous educational curriculum focused on a combined program of Judaic and secular studies. For over 40 years, Hebrew Academy has remained true to its mission to help all students to reach their full academic and religious potential. For more information visit:

Hebrew Foundation School

Hebrew Foundation School offers an enriched curriculum in three languages to a broad spectrum of learners, complemented by meaningful Jewish experiences that provide our children with a strong foundation for academic and developmental success. The educational philosophy of Hebrew Foundation School is predicated upon three main pillars: Forward Thinking, Student Centered and Jewish Living. For more information visit:

Jewish People's and Peretz Schools (JPPS) / Bialik High School

Elementary /High School
JPPS-Bialik is a Jewish school, founded and based on a pluralistic vision of Jewish continuity. JPPS-Bialik is committed to academic excellence. Our school aims to create a model learning environment where individuals can gain confidence to become productive people within the Quebec, Canadian and global communities. For more information visit:

Solomon Schechter Academy

Solomon Schechter Academy is a dynamic Conservative Jewish day school that is dedicated to the sacred task of educating students to become committed Jews and responsible citizens. Our focus is on the needs and growth of the students in order to foster a lifelong love for and commitment to learning. The Solomon Schechter Academy education process is a vibrant partnership between students, parents and educators. For more information visit:

Azrieli Schools Talmud Torah / Herzliah

Elementary /High School
As Montreal's first Jewish day school system, established in 1894, we take great pride in our solid reputation for offering students an outstanding trilingual education taught in a warm, inspiring and dynamic learning environment. Our mission is to embrace diversity and unity, to inspire excellence, and to nurture Jewish identity in a school that feels like home. For more information visit:

Why Jewish Day School?

Federation CJA is committed to strengthening Jewish day schools and to making them more competitive in the broader marketplace. After all, it is the Jewish education that our children receive today that will ensure a thriving Jewish community for tomorrow.

Jewish day schools have long been a source of pride, as well as a defining characteristic of the Montreal Jewish community. Montreal’s Jewish Day Schools strive to deliver an education that is excellent, sustainable, affordable and accessible to our community and one which meets the twin challenges of providing students with a pathway to Jewish life and the foundation to thrive in Quebec and modern society. Collectively, our schools reflect the unique Montreal Jewish mosaic with its full range of philosophies, beliefs, and practices and welcome students from across the spectrum.

The curricular and pedagogical framework is in conformity with the norms and requirements of the Quebec Ministry of Education, while providing many opportunities for expanded and enriched programming and activities. The successful graduate of a Montreal Jewish Day School is excited about being Jewish, is committed to Israel, has internalized Jewish values, has the language skills to live and work in Quebec, has acquired a sound knowledge base in all academic areas, and has developed critical thinking and sound decision making skills to take his or her place in the world by translating ethical knowledge into ethical behavior.

To learn about upcoming events for preschoolers, open houses and details about each school’s individual admission financial assistance processes, please visit their respective websites.