Welcome
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The Hebrew word תחיה (tehiyah) means renewal, a name which reflects the crucial role education plays in renewing our children’s connection to our heritage, and in renewing each generation’s commitment to tikkun olam - repair of the world we face today.
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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 more than 250 students in Bridge-Kindergarten through eighth grade.

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Our Board

The Board of Trustees is committed to helping Tehiyah continue to grow and flourish and be successful over the long term. As stated by the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), “The board is the guardian of the school’s mission. It is the board’s responsibility to ensure that the mission is relevant and vital to the community it serves and to monitor the success of the school in fulfilling its mission.” The Board of Trustees is comprised of individuals with a deep connection to Tehiyah whose skills, experience and ruach help the Board engage in responsible financial management, thoughtful planning, and sound decision-making. During the school year, the Board usually meets once per month. The Board’s key responsibilities include approving the school’s annual budget, hiring and evaluating the Head of School, and developing and implementing long-range plans.

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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.