Our aim is to make an outstanding Gross Schechter Day School Education as accessible to as many families as possible. We strive to provide tuition assistance scholarships and other financial programs to all who are eligible.
NEW! Affordability Initiative (Available for families with at least one child enrolled in Kindergarten through 8th grade)
The Affordability Initiative is a new collaboration with community partners with the goal of increasing the affordability of Jewish Day School, especially Gross Schechter Jewish Day School for middle income families (those whose AGI falls between $150,000-$250,000 annually). Middle income families who have multiple children enrolled will likely especially benefit from this program. For families that meet the eligibility criteria, tuition at Gross Schechter Day School will be capped at 12% of the families adjusted gross income (AGI). To apply, please complete this form: https://forms.gle/nXEFK7vUjfdEeZhu5. Families that apply for the Affordability Initiative should prepare to share their recent W2s and the first pages of their 1040 tax returns. If you have specific questions, please contact Jennifer Kercher at email@example.com or 216-763-1400 x409.
Need-Based Scholarships (K-8 only)
Gross Schechter Day School provides over $500,000 in need-based scholarships every school year to families with students in grades K-8. These awards are available thanks to generous donors and our endowment funds. For the 2022-23 school year, scholarships of up to $10,650 for K all the way up to $13,600 for Middle School, are available for families who have demonstrated need. We encourage all families who think they might qualify for aid to apply no later than February 1, 2022, to maximize their potential award.
This is a completely confidential process; our tuition assistance committee is made up of community members who are passionate about Jewish education and Gross Schechter. Every case is presented with no mention of name or any other identifying factors. The Director of Finance reviews all information submitted to FACTS along with any additional information provided by families regarding details that may not be so clear by just reviewing the financials. The information is summarized and presented to the committee in an effort to be as fair as possible in analysis of the situation and providing the appropriate award.
We encourage you to begin the process by applying for financial aid through the online FACTS system as soon as possible. The application can be found here.
Timeline for Tuition Assistance for Re-Enrolling Families is as follows:
February 1: Deadline for applying via FACTS: https://online.factsmgt.com/aid
February 25: Deadline for uploading all necessary forms for FACTS to review
March 20: Awards and payment plans provided to families
March 31: Deadline to sign & return award letters to the Business Office
April 1: Last day a family can notify the Admissions Office in writing to withdraw without being financially obligated for the upcoming school year