Milton Gottesman Jewish Day School of the Nation’s Capital

The Milton Gottesman Jewish Day School is a Pre-K through 8th grade, pluralistic Jewish Day School located in Washington, DC. Grade 7 will be added in 2018 and grade 8 in 2019. MILTON provides collaborative and experiential learning with an enriched Hebrew, Judaic, and General Studies curriculum.

Learning is active, challenging, meaningful, and collaborative. Our students, working as young scientists and historians, investigate real problems and collaborate with their classmates to develop creative solutions. Through direct instruction, small group work, individualized efforts, and project-based learning, students apply their skills and knowledge to real life situations. Our program is well-rounded including offerings in the visual and performing arts, physical education and athletics, and the sciences and technology.

Our Hebrew teachers use the proficiency approach to guide students in mastering the Hebrew language in engaging and meaningful ways. Learning is achieved through conversation, authentic Israeli literature, songs, games, newspapers, and other Hebrew materials from Israel. Our Judaic Studies program brings Jewish texts, prayers, holidays, connections to Israel, Shabbat, and life cycle events alive through the rich study of text and commentaries, interpretations, thoughtful class discussions and projects. Our program fosters advanced critical-thinking skills.

We focus on the intellectual, spiritual, emotional, social, and physical development of each child. We are committed to our students’ moral and intellectual development in the context of Jewish and communal values.


Grades: Pre-kindergarten through grade 8
Enrollment: 395
Head of School: Naomi Reem

Kay and Robert Schattner Center
6045 16th Street NW
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Phone: (202) 291-5737