Respecting Campus Heritage

Chicago Jewish Day School, New Campus, Chicago, IL

Chicago Jewish Day School (CJDS), a multi-denominational school, educates more than 200 students from junior kindergarten through eighth grade. CJDS acquired a 2.6-acre campus that will be transformed and embodying 21st-century learning while embracing the school’s existing heritage. The campus renovation includes updates and additions to three aging campus buildings, an exterior pick up/drop off drive and an outdoor play space. The campus will cultivate the community for students by creating spaces for gathering within and across grade level clusters. Project highlights include the design of flexible learning spaces, science and art laboratories, an on-site gymnasium, a library, media center and a dedicated Beit Midrash, or “House of Learning.”