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Welcome to BYDS

Head of School Message

Thank you for your interest in BYDS. Watch to see what our Head of School shares as his top three “first impressions” to look for during your prospective family tour.

Join our Audience

Our Kindergarten through 5th grade students perform two programs each year – a Thanksgiving play and a Spring Showcase. Enjoy a glimpse of one of our Spring Showcases.

Play-based through Pre-K

Children learn through play-based experiences. Teachers follow curriculum standards that support language, number sense, social-emotional skills, and motor development.

SHARE YOUR INTEREST
Complete an online inquiry form to learn more about BYDS.
VISIT OUR CAMPUS
We will contact you to schedule a tour of our school campus.
BEGIN THE APPLICATION
Log in or create a profile on our portal to complete an application.
DECISION & ENROLLMENT
We will assess your child on a visitation day to assist in a decision.

Let’s Ask Lauren

Meet our Admissions Director: A native Texan, Lauren grew up in Dallas graduating from The Hockaday School and then earned her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a minor in History. Lauren has experience in public relations, event planning, healthcare marketing and community relations. She also spent eight years on TV as a broadcast. Outside of work, Lauren is actively involved in the community through the Houston Food Bank and Hermann Park Conservancy. She was recently named to the Board of Directors for the Junior League of Houston. Lauren enjoys traveling, exercising, and spending time with her family. Her passion for our school stems from both her time spent here in the Admissions office and her husband Gregg, a BYDS alumnus. They have one current BYDS student and one future BYDS student.
Why choose BYDS?

We love this question so much we created a page dedicated to answering it. Read more here.

When should I come for a tour and interview?

The admissions committee meets on a rolling basis and considers an applicant once the appropriate documentation, fees, and evaluation are complete.

Where is the Admissions Office located?

Please enter Gate 1 off of Frankway Drive and park in the parking lot. You will need to stop at the guard booth and give the officer your name. Park in our lot and enter the school building to the left of the circle drive and check in at reception. You will need a valid driver’s license to receive a visitor’s security badge.

Can prospective students spend a day at the school?

Yes. We invite prospective students to spend the day with us and their peers and be screened to determine his/her Day School readiness. If you have not, please fill out our inquiry form to tour our campus.

Is after school care available?

Yes. BYDS recognizes that school life includes more than classroom instruction. We seek to provide every opportunity for students to continue to develop confidence, challenge their creativity, and discover their Jewish identities. Visit the before and after school on our website.

Does BYDS require any testing for new students?

Yes. Once we receive your application, the applicant will be scheduled for a classroom visitation day for Pre-Kindergarten and Elementary School (K-5th). The educational diagnostician will perform an assessment during the classroom visitation. Early Childhood applicants do not participate in a visitation day or evaluation but are invited to visit with their parents. Check out our How to Apply page for details.

How do I afford the tuition at a private school?

Private education is not cheap, but it doesn’t have to break your bank account. Try to plan ahead as much as possible so that you can keep the cost within reach. A common option is a monthly payment plan. This plan allows families to spread out their tuition payments over 8-10 months. Remember we are here to help you navigate the process.

The payment plans are helpful. What kind of additional aid is available?

BYDS wants to be accessible to all qualified students. We award financial aid based on need. Click here to learn more about our financial aid program. Please contact our Admissions and Business departments if you need help with the application process.

Why should I choose a private school for my child?

Each private school was founded by an individual or group with a clear and distinct approach to education—a mission. As a result, you can choose the school whose mission matches your child’s needs. Small class sizes, individualized attention, values, manners, and discipline are the most important factors describing differences between public and independent schools.

How do I decide which school is the right choice for my child?

As a parent, you know that all children are not alike. Each child has his or her own special talents, interests, developmental patterns, and emotional needs. A school that is right for one may not be the best choice for another. When you are visiting schools, ask yourself questions such as these:

  • Is the curriculum appropriate for my child’s talents and goals?
  • Will the school challenge without overwhelming?
  • Will my child be comfortable in the school’s environment? Will I?
  • Are there opportunities for my child to pursue special interests?
  • Will my child learn the values that are important to our family?
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Schedule a tour online to see how we START learning HERE.
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Beth Yeshurun not only provided me with an excellent early education, but I was also exposed to teachers who taught...
2017-03-13T11:54:16+00:00
Beth Yeshurun not only provided me with an excellent early education, but I was also exposed to teachers who taught and reinforced fundamental Jewish values...
Throughout my education at BYDS, I was surrounded by a warm and nurturing environment that fostered a love of learning...
2018-07-03T03:12:44+00:00
Throughout my education at BYDS, I was surrounded by a warm and nurturing environment that fostered a love of learning in a wide variety of Jewish and secular areas.
My favorite subject is Judaic Studies. Look – I’ve got friends at every school around this area, but the way...
2018-07-03T03:17:50+00:00
My favorite subject is Judaic Studies. Look – I’ve got friends at every school around this area, but the way we do Judaics makes Beth Yeshurun perfect for me.
The teachers I’ve had have all made learning fun…They simplify the more complicated concepts and make them easier to understand.
2018-07-03T03:19:20+00:00
The teachers I’ve had have all made learning fun…They simplify the more complicated concepts and make them easier to understand.
BYDS more than educated me, it helped shape my character. Jewish day school’s influence reaches far beyond the years we...
2018-07-03T03:20:29+00:00
BYDS more than educated me, it helped shape my character. Jewish day school’s influence reaches far beyond the years we spend at school.