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Wornick Alumni

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 Newman, class of 2009, Menlo High School, Loyola Marymount University senior, 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 Yurchenko, class of 2011, Kehillah Jewish High School, Wake Forest University sophomore

“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 Ullmann, class of 2010, Jewish Community High School of the Bay, Bard College junior, 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 Rubin, class of 2010, Aragon High School, Chapman College junior

“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 Jude, class of 2010, Sequoia High School, IB Program, Northwestern University junior, 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 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!

Where do Wornick alumni go for high school and college?

Recent Wornick alumni have attended the following high schools:

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

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

Bard College Rhode Island School of Design
Boston University Scripps College
Brandeis University Seattle University
Cal Poly Stanford University
Caltech Syracuse University
Chapman College Technion
Columbia University Tel Aviv University
Cornell University Tulane University
Dartmouth University of Arizona
Elon University University of California
Emory University University of Colorado Boulder
Harvard University University of Chicago
Harvey Mudd College University of Denver
Hebrew Union College University of Judaism
Indiana University University of Michigan
Johns Hopkins University University of North Carolina
London School of Economics University of Oregon
McGill University University of the Pacific
MIT University of Pennsylvania
New York University University of San Diego
North Eastern University of Southern California
Northern Arizona University University of Wisconsin-Madison
Northwestern Vanderbilt University
Occidental College Wake Forest University
Oregon State University Washington University St. Louis
Pitzer College Wesleyan University
Pratt Institue Western Michigan State
Princeton University Yale University
Reed 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

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: 188
Grades: TK-8
Average Class Size: 12
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800 Foster City Boulevard, Foster City, CA 94404
(650) 378-2600
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