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Guiding Principles

Wornick Jewish Day School is the educational home (TK-8) for the Jewish community in the North Peninsula. We are an open, welcoming, and diverse school community whose mission is to develop 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. 

Our core principles guide how we bring our mission to life in the areas of:

  1. Educational Philosophy פילוסופיה חינוכית (Philosophia Hinuchit)
  2. The Jewish Experience חוויה יהודית (Chavaya Yehudit)
  3. Inclusion קבלת הכלל  (Kabbalat Haklal)
  4. Community קהילה  (Kehillah)
Educational Philosophy

At Wornick, we celebrate the Jewish value of Bina בינה (wisdom). We spark excitement for and teach students to find meaning in learning. We inspire students to be curious lifelong learners. Every child is seen and heard as they tackle complex academics and interpersonal learning that prepares them for their future endeavors.

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Community

As a Jewish Community Day School, Wornick’s approach to community is deeply rooted in the values of Arevut ערבות and Achrayut אחריות (community-mindedness and social responsibility). We believe that Wornick is more than a school and its impact is felt beyond our walls and our students. Students, families, and our professional staff thrive within the fabric of an engaged school community grounded in connection, belonging, and shared experiences.

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Inclusion

At Wornick, we believe diverse voices and experiences enhance our school community. Our approach to inclusion is rooted in the Jewish values of Derech Eretz דרך ארץ (honor and respect) and B'tzelem Elohim בצלם ה׳ (all people are created in the image of G-d). We embrace and welcome a rich mosaic of Jewish practice, learning styles, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, life experience, socioeconomic status, and world perspectives.

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Jewish Experience

Jewish learning at Wornick is a joyful tapestry of immersive study and experiences, personal reflections, and communal celebration. We believe that Judaism teaches us to find meaning in everything and to be responsible for ourselves, our communities, and beyond.

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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

Average 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)