History

The Chaim Weizmann Community Day School was founded as a K-6 school in 1983 by a small group of local families who sought to provide an outstanding secular elementary education within a Judaic context. Our founders incorporated the school as a not-for-profit, independent elementary school. In 2009 we were re-accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and the Builders of Jewish Education to include seventh and eighth grades.

The school bears the name of Chaim Weizmann, the first president of the modern State of Israel who was renowned as an acclaimed scientist and scholar of both Jewish and secular learning, as well as for his belief that one could be both faithful to one’s Jewish heritage and a full participant in modern life. In 1998, the school name was changed to Weizmann Day School (WDS). Weizmann Day School remains the only Jewish day school in the San Gabriel Valley and neighboring Pomona Valley.