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For the 2020-2021 school year, Wornick alumni Jonah, Julia, Leah, Tobey, and Zoe were selected to serve on the Jewish Teen Foundation Board. This year this group of Bay Area teens met virtually to address issues in the community. This year, the group decided that the focus would be supporting organizations and initiatives that provide service and preventative measures to help those affected by domestic violence. We are proud of you and the work you’re doing to better our community!  

What are Wornick alumni saying about their experience at Wornick?
I never thought a Jewish education would help me in a secular school, but I was beyond wrong. The analytical skills I developed through studying Torah and Jewish Studies translated perfectly to in-depth literary analysis skills which I used in various classes for the rest of my academic career.

The small class sizes and one-on-one guidance I received from teachers at Wornick helped to develop my communication and interpersonal skills. In high school and college, I was never afraid or hesitant to ask my teachers for clarification or extra help (to my surprise, my classmates were). That was the key to my academic success, hands down. Lauren N., class of 2010, Menlo High School, Loyola Marymount University Graduate, M-School Institute of Marketing
Being a student at Wornick has shaped who I am today. Having a supportive and inclusive environment at such a young age molded my character and prioritized the development of my character. Being immersed in a community that has strong roots in Jewish values and ethics, instilled positive behaviors that I still act upon today, such as my inseparable connection to Israel, Jewish life, and a desire to be a leader.

The small environment allowed me to grow my confidence and communication skills with teachers which set me apart from my peers in high school and college. I also have the honor of saying that I am still close friends with many of my peers from Wornick whom I first met in kindergarten.

Academically, Wornick taught me how to think critically, which was evident in the way my teachers approached learning in a wide array of fields. Critical thinking is the most valuable skills that one can have going into high school, college, and the work force.Phillip Y., class of 2012, Kehillah Jewish High School, Wake Forest University SENIOR
My Wornick education began in fourth grade as a transfer student. From that point, I was given several opportunities for growth in areas that would have otherwise been untouched at a larger school. Areas such as critical thinking, participation in varsity athletics, and public speaking, all of which have been essential to my high school, college, and work experiences. Ian U., class of 2011, Jewish Community High School of the Bay, Bard College GRAduate, Air Force reserves
The Wornick education has shown me the importance of creating community in the academic space. The ability to connect with teachers, collaborate with students, and learn outside of the classroom (especially during the 8th grade Israel trip) is because of my Wornick experience. Sophie R., class of 2011, Aragon High School, Chapman UNIVERSITY GRADUATE
My Wornick education allowed me to grow in the safety of a community that valued each individual, empowering me to pursue my goals in high school and college with confidence, and more importantly, with good values and morals that I developed in my 9 years at Wornick Dalia J., class of 2011, Sequoia High School, IB Program, Northwestern University GRADUATE, School of Journalism
How can Wornick alumni keep in touch with Wornick?

There are lots of ways to stay connected! Follow Wornick on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for all the latest news. #ConnectWithWornick! You are also welcome to visit any time, or email info@wornickjds.org with any questions.

We also want to hear from you! Fill out this Google Form to let us know what is happening in your life -- high school, college, work, moves, anything you want to share with your Wornick family!

Click here to read the latest Alumni Newsletter.

Where do Wornick alumni go for high school and college?

Recent Wornick alumni have attended the following high schools:

Aragon High School Burlingame High School Capuchino High School
Carlmont High School Castilleja High School Crystal Springs Upland
Design Tech High School Everest High School Fusion Academy
Gunn High School Hillsdale High School Interlochen Arts Academy
Jewish Community High School Kehillah Jewish High School Lick-Wilmerding High School
Lowell High School Menlo School Mercy High School
Middle College Millbrook School Notre Dame High School
Nueva High School Pinewood High School Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts
St. Francis High School San Mateo High School Sequoia High School
Serra High School Summit High School Summit Shasta High School

Recent Wornick alumni have attended the following colleges and universities for undergraduate and graduate degrees:

Bard College Boston University Brandeis University
Cal Poly CSU Chico Caltech
Case Western Chapman University College of San Mateo
Columbia University Cornell University Dartmouth
Elon University Emerson College Emory University
Harvard University Harvey Mudd College Hebrew Union College
Indiana University Johns Hopkins University London School of Economics
McGill University MIT New York University
Northeastern University Northern Arizona University Northwestern University
Occidental College Oregon State University Pitzer College
Pratt Institute Princeton University Purdue University
Reed College Rhode Island School of Design Santa Barbara City College
Scripps College Seattle University Stanford University
Syracuse University Technion Tel Aviv University
Tulane University University of Arizona University of California
University of Chicago University of Colorado, Boulder University of Denver
University of Maryland University of Massachusetts University of Michigan
University of North Carolina University of Oklahoma University of Oregon
University of the Pacific University of Pennsylvania University of San Diego
University of San Francisco University of Southern California University of Utah
University of Washington University of Wisconsin-Madison Vanderbilt University
Wake Forest University Washington University St. Louis Wesleyan University
Western Michigan State Yale University  
Support Wornick

We hope that the values of service and giving continue with you through high school, college and beyond. To ensure that others have the same opportunity to experience a Wornick education, we invite you to get involved or make a donation. Every contribution in all forms can make an impact. For more information, please email development@wornickjds.org.

Mission Statement

Ronald C. Wornick Jewish Day School develops students who are socially and academically prepared to meet their full potential as engaged leaders committed to a life steeped in Jewish ethics and values.

About Wornick

Enrollment: 200
Grades: TK-8
Average Class Size: 14
Accreditation: 
California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Membership: 
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)