David Posnack Hebrew Day School (Lower School)

  • Grades: KG-12
  • Student Enrollment: 531
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  • Address
  • 5810 South Pine Island Rd.
  • Davie, FL 33328
  • Phone
  • (954) 583-6100
  • Other Details
  • Principal or Admin: Linda Gutheit
  • Fax: (954) 252-0950
  • Website: www.dphds.org

School Description

The David Posnack Hebrew Day School (DPHDS) offers a unique challenging educational experience combining an intensive focused secular education with an innovative exciting Jewish curriculum. At the DPHDS, we are concerned not only with our students' academic accomplishments, but also with their social and character development. We believe that this can be achieved most successfully when parents and school staff work together in a nurturing environment in order to ensure our children's well being.


The David Posnack Hebrew Day School has two locations; the Lower School (K-5) is located at: 5810 South Pine Island Rd. Davie, FL 33328; the Upper School (6-12) is located at: 6701 West Sunrise Boulevard Plantation, FL 33313.


The DPHDS objective is to provide an outstanding, comprehensive general studies program that meets high academic expectations as we prepare our students in a college prep and college prep honors program.  Underlying the philosophy of the school is a Judaic studies program that provides students with an understanding of Jewish history, Hebrew language, and Jewish values that emphasize responibility to others, and a need to contribute to the betterment of the world.


David Posnack Hebrew Day School also provides many Leadership Opportunities such as:



  • AIPAC High School Summit and National Conference

  • HASBARA Advocacy Program, Jewish Federation of Broward County

  • AKIBA Leadership, Jewish Federation of Broward County

  • B'nai Brith, Anti-Defamation League Programs

  • March of the Living

  • Alexander Muss Institute for Israel Education

  • Community and Business Internships

  • Jewish Life Pathing Mentorship

  • Future Point Leadership Training

  • Community Outreach

  • Panim El Panim Civic Program

  • Volunteer Programs with Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital

  • Local Synagogues

  • Community Blood Bank

  • Day Care Center

  • W.E.C.A.R.E. Food Closet

  • Jewish Federation of Broward County

  • Israeli Consulate

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Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 531
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 80.0
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 6.6
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For David Posnack Hebrew Day School (Lower School)
  Number Percent
Kindergarten478.9%
1st Grade346.4%
2nd Grade336.2%
3rd Grade5610.5%
4th Grade346.4%
5th Grade366.8%
6th Grade489.0%
7th Grade397.3%
8th Grade448.3%
9th Grade427.9%
10th Grade468.7%
11th Grade458.5%
12th Grade275.1%
Source: FL Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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