2018-2019 Tuition Rates
Tuition rates are set annually by the MWJDS Board of Directors. There is typically a 3% tuition increase each year to keep our tuition revenue even with inflation. Tuition for the 2018-2019 school year is as follows:
- Pre-Kindergarten Half Day (8:15am – 11:30am): $5,730
- Pre-Kindergarten Full Day (8:15am – 3:15pm): $9,550
- Kindergarten: $20,160
- Grades 1 – 4: $22,280
- Grades 5 – 8: $23,340
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 MetroWest.
We offer several affordability programs geared toward middle income families. Information about our current affordability programs is included below. We are happy to speak with parents and help navigate the tuition assistance process. Please contact our Admissions Office by phone (508-620-5554) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions or would like to learn more about making an MWJDS education affordable for your family.
Through generous support from our donors, MWJDS provides tuition assistance to most who request it. The financial aid program is administered by a small committee of the school in concert with School and Student Service for Financial Aid (SSS) in Princeton, NJ to assess each family’s level of need. MWJDS is committed to helping families afford a Jewish day school education. Click here to learn more about MWJDS’s traditional financial aid program.
The Annual Capped Tuition Program (ACT) offers fixed tuition for four years, scaled to your family income. Families with Adjusted Gross Income between $100,000 and $300,000 and net assets under $300,000 (excluding primary residence and retirement savings) may apply for this program. ACT offers fixed annual tuition based on family income and the number of students enrolled at MWJDS. Click here to learn more about the ACT Program.
The Professional Employee Tuition Program (PROFET) is for families in which one or both parents work full-time as a Jewish community professional. For these families, we offer a 50% tuition discount. Click here to learn more about the PROFET Program.
CJP’s Discover Day School Grants Program is targeted to middle income families. Families may be eligible for grants of up to $6,000 per year towards tuition. DDS Grants are for students who are the first in their family to attend day school. DDS Grants cannot be used in combination with school financial assistance programs and are applied toward three consecutive years of tuition at the Greater Boston Jewish day school of the family’s choice.
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.