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Karen Siegel
Director of Admissions
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TuitionTuition Assistance Program


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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 Tuition Assistance 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 to award reduced tuition to families who qualify. Available Tuition Assistance funds have increased nearly 184% since 2020, and by 122% since 2023 and we are committed to spreading our annual aid allocation among as many families as possible. Each year we must secure the dollars to cover the actual costs of Tuition Assistance; we do so with the help of donations and grants.

Grade(s) Tuition (2024-2025)
Kindergarten $35,700
Grades 1-4 $38,300
Grades 5-8 $40,600


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Your Tuition Assistance Program Options
The JCDS Tuition Assistance 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 aid, 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.

The first 10 new families who apply by February 1, 2024 with a child entering Kindergarten, first, or second grade are eligible for tuition* set at:

Kindergarten1st Grade2nd Grade
$22,000 $24,000 $26,000
*Not to be combined with other Tuition Assistance Programs. Available to one child per family.

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JCDS provides this program with minimal paperwork and documentation. Families who submit the short form may be eligible to receive a $5,000 per student tuition assistance grant.

Application deadline for the 2024-2025 school year is March 1, 2024.

Click here for the Access JCDS Application.

JCDS Flexible Tuition >>>

Flexible Tuition amounts are determined by the Tuition Assistance 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 for the 2024-2025 school year is February 1, 2024.
Documents deadline for the 2024-2025 school year is February 22, 2024.

Click here for the Flexible Tuition Application.

Criteria for Determining Flexible Tuition Qualification
Our Tuition Assistance 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 Tuition Assistance Committee, or whose financial profiles do not qualify them for tuition adjustments, pay full tuition.

If you have any questions about these options, contact Edward J. Black, Director of Finance, liaison to the Tuition Assistance Committee, at 857-228-2989, or via e-mail at

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 Edward J. Black, our Director of Finance. Every family is welcome to contact Ed for a confidential conversation about their circumstances. You can reach him at or by calling 857-228-2989.

Morton E. Ruderman Inclusion Scholarship Fund
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