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The school day at Paul Penna DJDS begins promptly at 8:45 am and runs until 3:45 pm. In the winter months, we dismiss at 2:30 pm on Fridays.


We offer a limited Beforecare program, beginning at 8:00 am. Families interested in this program should contact the school office at or 416-928-3537. For the 2021-22 school year, we will not be offering Beforecare.


The MNjcc, where we are housed, runs an Aftercare program, as well as a School’s Out program, which provides care for Paul Penna DJDS students on early dismissal days, and on days when there are no classes. 

The program is operated by the Early Childhood Department of the Miles Nadal JCC.  The MNjcc After School Program runs every weekday, Monday – Friday for the academic school year. We are licensed but the Ministry of  Education.  At this time, the MNJcc After School program is only open for students at Paul Penna Downtown Jewish Day School in grades SK through 6.  The program provides a fun, safe, age-appropriate program. The specially trained staff are all CPR/First Aid trained and have had Vulnerable Screening done.

Normally, participants will be offered a variety of interesting opportunities including art, yoga, drama, basketball, swimming, soccer and more; however, The MNcc is working on determining what they will be able to offer based on the current Toronto Public Health Covid-19 guidelines.

To get pricing information please go to:  There is an option for 5 days per week as well as specific days if you do not need the full week.

For more information on Aftercare or School’s Out, please contact Anna Somers at or 416-924-6211.


Paul Penna Downtown
Jewish Day School
750 Spadina Avenue
Toronto, Ontario, M5S 2J2
(Located in the Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre)


(416) 928-3537