A group of visionary community leaders, educators and parents in southern Connecticut gathered in 2006 to explore the possibility of building a pluralistic Jewish high school that would serve Southern Connecticut Jewish families.
By 2007, the Board of Trustees - eighteen distinguished community leaders representing religious and geographic diversity of the southern Connecticut Jewish community - established the Jewish High School of Connecticut.
JHSC opened its doors in the 2010-2011 academic year to our inaugural class of student chalutzim (pioneers). Senator Joseph Lieberman welcomed the students to their first momentous day of school, reminding each student of their own responsibility to the community and world at large.
JHSC is the beneficiary of a leadership gift from Michael Steinhardt. JHSC also receives funding from the United Jewish Federation of Greater Stamford, New Canaan & Darien, Upper Fairfield, Federation for Jewish Philanthropy of Upper Fairfield County and Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven.
JHSC is accredited by the New England Association of Independent Schools and a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), a member of Prizmah and the National Association for College Admissions Counseling (NACAC).