“I never teach my pupils. I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.” – Albert Einstein

Welcome to PJJDS

Phyllis Jowell School is the pre-eminent Torah Primary School in Cape Town.

Torah im Derech Eretz is our foundational philosophy that is interwoven into the fabric of our school and ensures a holistic educational offering which nurtures the mind, body and Neshama of each child.

Our four pillars of student development:


Scholastic excellence combined with a love of learning and curiosity


Who, what and where are we and how do we fit into the world around us


South Africa our residence and country; Israel our heritage, our homeland, our birthright


Development of mind, body and Neshama are equally valued and pursued

We provide an inclusive and individualised programme that:

  • Is multi-faceted and dynamic
  • Integrates secular and Kodesh syllabi
  • Incorporates recognised programmes with tailor made ones; and
  • provides a curriculum that combines Creativity, S.T.E.M., Physical Wellbeing, Personal Growth and Midot

We seek to equip our students with the vital skills that will enable them to flourish throughout their lives:

  • Leadership
  • Responsibility
  • critical thinking
  • collaboration
  • generosity
  • faith

What our community says about us

Phyllis Jowell Jewish Day School Testimonials

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