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 $9,750 for K all the way up to $12,650 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 January 31, 2020, 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:
  • January 31: Deadline for applying via FACTS: https://online.factsmgt.com/aid
  • February 15: Deadline for uploading all necessary forms for FACTS to review
  • March 10: Awards and payment plans provided to families
  • March 20: 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 Jennifer Kercher (jkercher@grossschechter.org or 216.763.1400 x409).  

Ed Choice Scholarships (K-8)

There are two scholarships being offered by the Ohio Department of Education: Ed Choice Expansion Program (for low-income families with children entering our program Kindergarten through Grade 7) or Ed Choice (for students who live in school districts with under-performing schools Kindergarten through Grade 8). For more information about eligibility and applying for Ed Choice, please contact Molly Rosenberg at mrosenberg@grossschechter.org. Below is a short list of some local schools in nearby districts that will qualify for the EdChoice Program in 2020-2021:
Cleveland Heights/University Heights
  • Monticello
  • Roxboro
Mayfield Heights
  • Mayfield Center
Richmond Heights
  • RH Elementary
  • RH Middle
Shaker Heights
  • Mercer
  • Onaway
  • Woodbury
Solon
  • Parkside
South Euclid/Lyndhurst
  • Greenview
  • Rowland
A full list of Ohio schools qualifying for EdChoice in 2020-2021 can be found here.

Jewish Communal Professional (JCP) Tuition Credit (ECC-8)

Gross Schechter is offering all Jewish communal employees up to 35% off tuition (Early Childhood through Grade 8). Please note: this does not apply to ECC enrichment or other fees. In general, eligibility applies to families with Early Childhood through Grade 8 children with a parent who works at: Agencies affiliated with the Jewish Federation of Cleveland Other approved Jewish community organizations Synagogues Please click here to download the  Jewish Communal Professionals’ Tuition Credit Program Verification Form. Print the form and provide the requested information. Ask your employer to complete the form on your behalf. Sign, date and please return the completed form to Gross Schechter so we can continue your eligibility process.