2016-2017 Tuition Rates
Tuition for the 2016-2017 school year is as follows:
- Pre-Kindergarten Half Day (8:15am – 11:30am): $5,400
- Pre-Kindergarten Full Day (8:15am – 3:15pm): $9,000
- Kindergarten: $19,000
- Grades 1 – 4: $21,000
- Grades 5 – 8: $22,000
Tuition Affordability Programs
At MetroWest Jewish Day School, we realize that the cost of a private Jewish day school education can seem out of reach to middle class families. However, MWJDS is committed to making a Jewish day school education affordable to the families of Greater Boston. We are happy to speak with parents about our affordability programs and help them navigate the tuition assistance process. We are proud to offer a variety of tuition affordability programs to help our families. Current programs are described below. Please contact our Admissions Office by phone (508-620-5554) or email (email@example.com) if you have any questions or would like to learn more about our affordability programs.
CJP Discover Day School Grant Program
CJP has a tuition assistance program targeting middle income families, CJP Discover Day School. Your family may be eligible for three CJP checks, each covering 25% (up to $6,000) toward your child’s K-8 Jewish day school tuition — for a total of up to $18,000 savings!
- For students entering in 2016 who are first in their families to attend a day school
- Cannot be used in combination with school financial assistance
- Applicable for your child’s 2016-17 tuition and his/her next two years tuition at the Greater Boston day school of your choice
MWJDS Tuition Assistance Program
Through generous donor support, MWJDS provides tuition assistance to most who request it, and we encourage families to apply. The tuition assistance program is administered by a small committee of the school in concert with School and Student Service for Financial Aid (SSS) in Princeton, NJ. MWJDS is committed to helping families who are ready to contribute toward the cost of a Jewish day school education but are unable to afford full tuition. We consider the unique financial circumstances of each family and we evaluate each financial assistance application using a fair and confidential process. For more assistance with the online Financial Aid forms, please see this SSS by NAIS page or contact the Admissions office.
PROFET Tuition Affordability Program for Jewish Professionals
There’s a Hebrew expression that claims one can’t be a prophet in one’s own city (Ein Navi B’iro). We disagree. If you are a Jewish professional, you can be a prophet with the Jewish PROFET (Professional Employee Tuition) Program. At MWJDS, we are proud to offer a 50% tuition discount to all those who work full-time for the Jewish community as clergy, Jewish communal professionals or educators. To learn more about this exciting program including full details and qualifications, please contact Beth Null, Director of Admissions and Community Outreach, at 508-620-5554.
Morton E. Ruderman Inclusion Scholarship Fund
The Morton E. Ruderman Inclusion Scholarship Fund has been designed to attract new families for whom affordability is a barrier to sending a child with disabilities or special needs to a Boston-area Jewish day school. These funds can also be used to support existing families by enhancing and sustaining current financial aid awards.
The Ruderman Family Foundation has established this Fund to test the impact of increased support for financial aid on the enrollment and retention of children with disabilities and special needs. The demonstrated impact of the Fund will be assessed annually, and will be used to determine the continuation of the funds moving forward.
In addition to school-based scholarships, this program also provides funding for ancillary services (occupational therapy, special therapy, behavioral programming support, etc.) provided by Gateways: Access to Jewish Education. Financial aid for these services will be covered at up to 100% for families who qualify for assistance, subject to available funds. This assistance is designed to support new families and to retain current day school families who are struggling to pay for both tuition and therapeutic services. This aspect of the scholarship fund is managed by Gateways.