JCHS Registration information

Registration will be open soon!

There are several steps to our registration process.

1. First, parents complete an online application for our weekly and monthly offerings (coming soon).
2. The applicatons give you options on how you can pay your bill. Once this information is submitted, the Business Office will send you a preliminary bill, which includes the registration fee. This statement will be sent to you both electronically and by regular mail within one week. Your statement will be adjusted if you are subsequently awarded financial aid or if your child subsequently selects a class in the Gratz Advance Program.
3.  If you would like to apply for financial aid for the weekly classes, click here. There is also a link on the application.

Tuition and fee information will be available soon.

Here are Frequently Asked Questions relating to Registration:  If you still have questions, please contact Luba Pridachin


I have heard that there will be lots of changes to JCHS next year. What does this mean in terms of the Sunday and Tuesday programs?

The existing Sunday and Tuesday programs on campus are fundamentally the same – just enhanced!

  • Jewish Studies classes that are for high school credit will now be semester-long instead of a year-long. This will allow teens to have more options over the course of the year and keep everything as fresh and engaging as possible.
  • Our classes will reflect a wonderful blend of experiential and academic classes.
  • We’ve been able to rehire our most popular, engaging and skilled faculty members! Unlike in many programs, these individuals are highly credentialed and knowledgeable in terms of both pedagogy and Jewish content.
  • Through our new Gratz Advance Program, certain classes on campus and through JOLT will be for college credit. In Gratz Advance, JCHS students will take actual Gratz College classes that are being offered during JCHS hours. This will make the “college credit” classes more challenging, but also more valuable for college applications! There is no other teen program in the Greater Philadelphia area that is able to offer college credit!
  • We’ve stream-lined the requirements for the Isaac Mayer Wise Teaching Certificate Program. IMW teens will no longer need to take a class in Reform Prayerbook Hebrew. In addition, instead of taking aclass solely on Reform Judaism, they will be able to take Perspectives in American Judaism with teens of different Jewish backgrounds.

I love learning Hebrew. What are my JCHS options?

  1. On campus, there will be five double-period Hebrew classes each Sunday morning. These are yearlong classes. We will help you determine which class is best for you.
  2. Through JOLT (Jewish Online Learning for Teens), teens from 8th-12th grade can earn high school credit by taking a class that meets for 1 hour per week, plus about one hour per week of practice and homework.
  3. To earn college credit, 11th and 12th graders are welcome to enroll in our Gratz Advance Program and take BA level Hebrew online through Gratz College. We’ll help you find the best level for you! BA level Hebrew meets twice a week for 1.5 hours, plus about three additional hours of practice and homework.

Who is the Tuesday night option for?

The Tuesday night program is specifically for 11th and 12th graders. Tenth graders who can comfortably participate in a class geared to 11th graders are also more than welcome to enroll.

I have been matriculating at a JCHS branch that is closing. I was working towards a specific certificate. Is there any way for me to still earn it?

YES! As long as you continue to matriculate at JCHS in one of the ways listed above, you can continue to accrue credits. 
For instance, if you enroll in your synagogue’s high school program and take one JOLT class or join the monthly Lunch-and-Learn program or Food for Thought class, you can transfer in credits from your synagogue high school program up to the number of credits you need in order to earn your certificate.

My synagogue is now going to offer its own high school program. Is there some way I can earn college credits through their program?

Unfortunately not. To earn college credit, you need to enroll in a Gratz Advance class on the Mandell Education campus or through JOLT.

Will additional program options still be added?

Yes, we look forward to debuting a Social Entrepreneurship Program in coming months! The Social Entrepreneurship Program will offer teens – whether they are enrolled in one of our weekly or monthly programs or not – an opportunity to earn high school credits for participating in communal service projects!


Any other questions? Please contact Luba Pridachin