Perelman Jewish Day School was founded in 1956 in a small room in the basement of Har Zion Temple in Philadelphia, with just 39 students enrolled. Today, we are known as Raymond and Ruth Perelman Jewish Day School. Over the last 6 decades, we have expanded to serve approximately 300 students in two centers located on beautiful campuses in Wynnewood and Melrose Park. Our school serves students from all types of families and socio-economic backgrounds. We are a diverse and caring community, where every student has a special place.
At Perelman, we approach students with the belief that each one is capable of tremendous growth and learning. Teachers utilize a variety of modes to engage students, acting as facilitators to guide their developing independence, curiosity, and inquiry. Through Responsive Classroom and character development, we strive to build a strong kehillah (community) grounded in mutual respect and caring among all community members.
We invite you to join our dynamic Perelman community.