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ALUMNI19th Annual Matters of Taste - March 18, 2018


Gavi Elkind
Director of Admissions
Ph: 617-972-1733
Email: GaviE@jcdsboston.org



TUITION & FINANCIAL AID

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TUITION

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Tuition enables JCDS to provide and nurture the highest quality program for our students. It allows us to sustain our smaller, individualized approach; to invest in extensive curricular resources, dynamic teachers and intensive language instruction; and to commit to the professional development and technology that generate effective and meaningful learning experiences.

We recognize and appreciate that choosing to send a child to private or day school reflects an enormous commitment for every family in our community. During a child's formative K-8 years, this investment generates core lifetime results, offering a nurturing and challenging environment in which your child can thrive now, while laying the foundation for a meaningful and successful future.

Our families know they can measure the value of a JCDS education in each graduate's skills, knowledge, curiosity and humble confidence, built on a strong character and moral compass. A JCDS education can be affordable. We are deeply committed to financial aid. JCDS currently provides Flexible Tuition funds to cover a portion of JCDS tuition to more than half its students – more than any other local day school, with an aid budget that is equal to or higher than that at most local day schools and comparable independent schools.

JCDS offers an array of financial aid programs, together called Flexible Tuition, to award reduced tuition to families who qualify. Available Flex Tuition funds have increased nearly 60% since 2009, and we are committed to spreading our annual Flex allocation among as many families as possible. Each year we must secure the dollars to cover the actual costs of Flexible Tuition; we do so with the help of donations and grants.

Grade(s) Tuition (2017-2018)
Kindergarten $28,300
Grades 1-4 $30,250
Grades 5-8 $32,070

FLEXIBLE TUITION

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Your Flexible Tuition Program Options
The JCDS Flexible Tuition program brings a rich diversity of families to JCDS and makes Jewish education possible for more families. It is also absolutely essential to the financial sustainability of our school: we rely on the tuition paid by each and every family, including those receiving some portion of Flexible Tuition, to meet our annual budget.

We offer three programs, making grants according to eligibility and need.

Please click on the dropdown options below for application materials and information.

CJP Discover Day School >>>

If your family is new to Jewish day school, you may be eligible for a CJP Discover Day School Check for $6,000 annually, for up to three years towards your child's JCDS education. Discover Day School Checks are available to families in lieu of Flexible Tuition, but families are encouraged to apply for both.

To learn more, apply, and for deadlines, visit www.discoverdayschool.org.

Access JCDS >>>

JCDS provides this program with minimal paperwork and documentation. Families who submit the short form may be eligible to receive a $4,000 per student flexible tuition grant.

Application deadline is February 14, 2018.

Click here for the Access JCDS Application.

JCDS Flexible Tuition >>>

Flexible tuition amounts are determined by the Flexible Tuition Committee using FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment. Facts works with schools by assisting them to create a custom application and collect financial data so schools can make accurate award decisions based on financial need. This program is for all families for whom a JCDS education is not possible without more significant financial support.

Application deadline: February 2, 2018
Documents deadline: February 14, 2018.

Click here for the Flexible Tuition Application.

Criteria for Determining Flexible Tuition Qualification
Our Flexible Tuition Committee works within parameters established by the JCDS Board of Trustees and follows best practices defined by FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment, which processes our Flexible Tuition applications. JCDS grants are determined based on each family's unique circumstances, with many variables taken into account. These include but are not limited to: employment and other sources of income, savings, investments, home equity over $500,000, and the number of children at JCDS and other tuition charging schools. The methodology also makes an adjustment for single parent and dual income households, which acknowledges their extra costs. Families who do not submit full financial information for review by the Flexible Tuition Committee, or whose financial profiles do not qualify them for tuition adjustments, pay full tuition.

If you have any questions about these options, contact Robert Laverdure, Director of Finance & Operations, liaison to the Flexible Tuition Committee, at 857-228-2989, or via e-mail at RobL@jcdsboston.org.

Confidentiality
The process is highly confidential and respectful. None of the Committee's members are current or past JCDS parents; only one serves on the Board of Trustees. Neither the Head of School, the Admissions Director, nor any other members of the Board of Trustees, including its President, have access to any family's financial particulars.

The only JCDS staff person with any knowledge of families' private data is Robert Laverdure, our Director of Finance and Operations. Every family is welcome to contact Rob for a confidential conversation about their circumstances. You can reach him at robL@jcdsboston.org or by calling 857-228-2989.

Morton E. Ruderman Inclusion Scholarship Fund
For more information, please click the link here.