Welcome to Bernard Zell!

We have challenged ourselves to embrace the disruptive energy of change and harness it to empower our future.

Begin exploring academics, the latest updates on student wellness and health and safety guidelines, the next steps in scheduling a tour or beginning the application process at Bernard Zell by clicking below.

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Bernard Zell Academics

Our classrooms are complex, challenging and exciting. Just like the real world.  

An education at Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School is one that integrates critical and creative thinking, independent learning, and a thorough knowledge and embrace of Jewish practices, beliefs and values.

From play-based Early Childhood learning, to the fundamentals and self-discovery of the Lower School, to the social, emotional and academic growth of Middle School , each year’s curriculum at Bernard Zell builds on the previous year’s learning, allowing students an opportunity to grow in their education and to apply what they learn in their everyday lives.


Bernard Zell Student Wellness

Covid-19 Dashboard, Health Guidelines and FAQs

Since the coronavirus pandemic’s impact was first felt within our community, Bernard Zell families have shown strength, resilience and support for one another. This widespread demonstration of care for friends and neighbors will continue to serve us well now that students and teachers have returned to in-person learning.

Explore detailed plans for how we’ve continued to maintain health and safety at Bernard Zell in the 2020-2021 school year while still offering a high-quality Jewish and general studies education.

Student Wellness

Experience Community Life at Bernard Zell!

A second family. A second home.

There are many events and holidays throughout the year for prospective and current families to connect as well as events specifically geared toward our alumni, but there are also certain times of year that are held special within our community that have become annual traditions.  

Community Life

A Message from Katie Rich, Director of External Relations

The best way to understand what makes Bernard Zell unique is to see us in action during a virtual or socially-distanced in-person tour. You’ll learn firsthand how Jewish life and study infuses our classrooms and activities and you’ll hear directly from students and alumni how Bernard Zell has enriched their lives. This year, we will be offering virtual tours and socially-distanced opportunities to see the school when classes are not in session. 
Our admissions committee seeks student applicants who we believe will have the best likelihood for a successful and satisfying school experience. Family is an integral part of a Bernard Zell education, and we seek families who take a strong interest in their children’s development and who will partner with us to support their children’s education. We give priority to applicants whose siblings are current Bernard Zell students, and encourage applications from alumni families.
Depending on your child’s grade level, we may evaluate your application using grades or test results from previous schools or through play groups and interviews with both parents and children. Affiliation and practice within a particular movement is not considered in the admissions process. Our community represents the wide spectrum of Jewish life, and tuition assistance is available for those in need.
I hope you enjoy learning more about our school and I look forward to receiving your inquiry form. Please feel free to call or email me directly to schedule your visit. It would be my pleasure to introduce your family to the family of Bernard Zell.
Katie Rich
Director of External Relations

krich@bernardzell.org or 773.572.1236