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Tehiyah is not affiliated with any denomination or movement, and welcomes the diversity of Jewish experience and tradition. We also welcome children of all cultural, religious, and economic backgrounds. The active participation of parents, many of whom bring an international flavor to the school, strengthens and enriches our community. Our facility, located on a three-acre site in a quiet El Cerrito Hills neighborhood, is accessible by car, public transportation, and school bus from all over the East Bay. Tehiyah is committed to providing a Jewish education for all families who seek one for their child(ren). We are thankful for the generous support of local Jewish organizations.


Our Mission

The mission of Tehiyah Day School is to inspire curiosity, a strong sense of community, and a vibrant connection to Judaism.  At Tehiyah, we live the curriculum!

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Our History

Tehiyah was founded in 1979 by a small group of parents who wanted to provide a superb education for their children in a pluralistic Jewish community—a mission we continue to honor.  From its original 15 students, our student body has grown over the years to a current enrollment of 259 students from Bridge-Kindergarten through eighth grade.

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School Calendar

Tehiyah brings to life our rich Jewish traditions through events and holiday celebrations. Click here to view a calendar of some of the experiences that make our school distinct.


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Tehiyah Day School named a 2012 National Blue Ribbon School

On Friday, September 7, 2012, U.S. Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, recognized Tehiyah Day School in El Cerrito as an “Exemplary High Performing School” and a recipient of the 2012 National Blue Ribbon School Award on academic excellence.  It is one of only two private schools in California to have received this highly prestigious honor, and is the only Jewish school from among 50 private schools honored nationwide.