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CLCJES (Jewish Elementary School): Grades K- 6

The CLC Jewish Elementary School offers an individualized, private Jewish education that is open to everyone. What began in our preschool program as an educational philosophy centered on learning through play now transitions to a curriculum based on creativity, and success for every student. Keeping with our commitment to low student/teacher ratios, CLCJES currently offers ratios as low as 4:1.  The caring and exclusive classroom environment we are able to offer our Elementary school students allows the children to grow both personally and academically.

It is the goal of CLCJES to connect each child to his/her education the most comprehensive way possible. We recognize and applaud learning differences and have designed an Elementary school program that is easily tailored to the unique needs of our students.   CLCJES curriculum meets every objective of the MCPS curriculum, but with the enhancement of a developmentally appropriate hands-on math program, a whole language, literature-based reading and language arts curriculum with a phonics component and a curriculum that emphasizes creative writing skills.

Judaic Component

Our Judaic staff instills in each child a knowledge of, and a love for the Hebrew  language and the culture of Jewish Heritage.  CLCJES students enjoy a weekly Shabbat with their fellow school mates and, in addition, produce amazing art work to celebrate Judaica and their knowledge of the Jewish holidays.


In every classroom you will find several computers, multiple learning centers, a full time Jewish Learning/Hebrew teacher, and a full time state accredited teacher. In addition, the curriculum is supported by outstanding resource classes such as Library, Music, Physical Education, and Science.


Our Kindergarten program is one of the most respected programs of its kind in Montgomery County. This year, we are proud to announce station based learning, a realization several years of planning and a true Kindergarten dream for CLC. We have dedicated an enormous space (1800 sq. ft!) to a whole new kind of Kindergarten classroom designed around modernized hands-on learning stations. In this exciting new environment, our students enjoy making personal connections to their curriculum through tactile explorations of educational materials at their own pace. To read more about the Kindergarten program at CLC, download our kindergarten preschool brochure!

Preview the elementary school classroom here. You may need to download QuickTime to view.

Begin your child’s enrollment process for elementary school or contact the Admissions Director; Dottie Harris (dottieclc@clcmd.org).