We are committed to enrolling students who want to experience a Gross Schechter Day School education regardless of a family’s financial status. We strive to provide tuition assistance and other financial programs to all who are eligible in our aim to make a Gross Schechter education affordable for as many families as possible. We have several programs below. Programs cannot be combined.
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 2020-2021 school year, scholarships of up to $10,300 for K all the way up to $13,200 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, 2021, 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
Newly enrolling families may apply for tuition assistance at the time of their application for admission.
More information on the FACTS process can be found here.
If you have any questions regarding the process or need any additional information, please contact DeAnna Martin (firstname.lastname@example.org or 216.763.1400 x407).
Ed Choice Scholarships (K-8)
There are two scholarships being offered by the Ohio Department of Education: EdChoice Expansion Program (for low-income families with children entering our program Kindergarten through Grade 7) or EdChoice (for students who live in school districts with under-performing schools Kindergarten through Grade 8). For more information about eligibility and applying for EdChoice, please contact DeAnna Martin at email@example.com.
Below is a short list of some local schools in nearby districts that qualified for the EdChoice Program in 2020-2021 (the list for 2021-2022 will be released later in the year):
Cleveland Heights/University Heights