Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School

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Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School
3751 North Broadway Street
Chicago, Illinois, 60613
United States
Coordinates 41°57′04″N 87°38′53″W / 41.9511433°N 87.6481106°W / 41.9511433; -87.6481106[1]Coordinates: 41°57′04″N 87°38′53″W / 41.9511433°N 87.6481106°W / 41.9511433; -87.6481106[1]
School type Private, Jewish day school
Established 1946 (1946)
Grades Nursery through 8
Enrollment 524
Color(s) Red, blue, gray
Mascot Eagle

The Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School (BZAEDS) is a private primary Jewish day school located in the community of Lake View, in Chicago, Illinois. It educates from nursery school through eighth grade. The school is accredited by the National Association of Independent Schools and the Independent Schools Association of the Central States.[2] It is a Blue Ribbon School, the highest award an American school can receive.[3][4]


In 1940, Rabbi Solomon Goldman of Anshe Emet Synagogue envisioned a progressive independent Jewish day school. Anshe Emet Day School opened on September 16, 1946,[5] with 31 students and a curriculum combining general education with Jewish values and culture, as well as Hebrew language. The school was renamed Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School in 1988.


"You Shall Teach Them Diligently" - ושננתם לבניך

The Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School is an independent Jewish day school committed to academic excellence by providing each student with a comprehensive general and Jewish education.


The school became a Blue Ribbon School in 1987–88.[6] Unusually, the school starts foreign language studies for students at age of 3.[7]

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  1. ^ "Anshe Emet Day School". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ "About The Day School", Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School, retrieved May 10, 2008
  3. ^ CIBA cited as one of the best by Education Department, Journal Inquirer, November 16, 2006. "The Blue Ribbon award is given only to schools that reach the top 10 percent of their state's testing scores over several years or show significant gains in student achievement. It is considered the highest honor a school can achieve."
  4. ^ "Folger McKinsey Wins Blue Ribbon", The Washington Post, September 29, 2005, retrieved July 5, 2010, "For their accomplishments, all three schools this month earned the status of Blue Ribbon School, the highest honor the U.S. Education Department can bestow upon a school."
  5. ^ "Anshe Emet Day School Will Be Opened Sept. 16", Chicago Tribune, September 8, 1946
  6. ^ "Blue Ribbon Schools Program – Schools Recognized – 1982–1983 Through 1999–2002", U.S. Department of Education
  7. ^ "U.S. honors 17 area schools", Chicago Sun-Times, May 19, 1988

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