What Difference Does Day School Mean?*
“The Impact of Jewish Day School: A Comparative Analysis of Jewish College Students”
ACCEPTANCE TO FIRST-CHOICE COLLEGE: The majority (67%) of all Jewish college students surveyed are attending their first-choice college.
JUST SAYING NO: Former Jewish day school students are more resistant to social pressures that lead to binge drinking and other risky behaviors than their public and private school peers.
BURSTING THE SOCIAL BUBBLE: Jewish high school alumni develop diverse social networks that extend well beyond their day school connections. Only a small minority (11%) indicated that most of their friends continue to be those they met in high school.
SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE: Students who attended Jewish day school for at least six years are more likely to become involved in socially responsible activities, such as community volunteerism and advocacy, than their public and private school peers.
ASSUMING LEADERSHIP: More than one-third (36%) of former Jewish day school students assume leadership positions in college, similar to proportions of private and public school alumni.
STRONG ALUMNI CONNECTIONS: Jewish day school alumni feel a greater connection to their former schools and classmates than students who attended public or private schools.
BROAD CAREER POSSIBILITIES: Former Jewish day school students select major fields of study across a broad spectrum.
*2007 Study by Partnership for Jewish Education
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