Why Wornick?

Wornick is more than just a school. We are a vibrant, connected community that inspires critical thinking, complex problem solving, ethical decision-making, and persuasive speaking. By combining outstanding academics with timeless Jewish values, we’re shaping and preparing the next generation to lead with not only intelligence and confidence, but respect and compassion.

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  • School Hours for TK-5: 8:20-3:30 (Monday through Thursday); 8:20-3:00pm (Friday)
  • School Hours for Grades 6-8: 8:15-3:30  (Monday through Thursday); 8:15-3:00pm (Friday)
  • Early morning extended care begins at 7:30 am at no cost
  • After school extended care available on a contract basis full-time or hourly until 6:00pm
  • After school enrichment classes available
  • Technology devices integrated all grade levels
  • Physical education program twice a week; middle school after school sports program
  • Middle school electives may include: Spanish, Art, Peleh Lab, Coding, 3D Printing, Videomaking, Robotics, Drama, Improv, Yearbook, Cooking, Garage Band
  • Public speaking and performance skills emphasized in all grade levels
  • Accredited by CAIS and WASC, Member of NAIS
Wornick has delivered a first class education for our girls where they receive individualized attention in each subject, making sure they are challenged and learning to the best of their ability…and, most importantly, that they continue to love learning! This community has a family atmosphere that you just don't find in other schools, and that is evident at all the various events like the Shabbat dinner, WornickFest, and at each Tefillah and Kabbalat Shabbat. Adam K., Wornick alumni and parent
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
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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

Enrollment: 175
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)