Tuition and Financial Aid

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We are committed to maintaining an affordable tuition schedule. However, like most independent schools, tuition and fees do not cover the full cost of educating each child, and therefore we close this gap with annual contributions from friends and outside foundations. Please do not hesitate to apply if affordability is your biggest concern. Hannah Senesh provides financial aid to about 45% of our students.

Tuition Schedule (2016-2017)

Tuition for Kindergarten through 8th grade is $30,880 (School Year 2016-2017)

Additional fees:

  • Materials and trip fee of $400 per student (this includes the cost of books, field trips and classroom material).
  • Scholarship Fund Gift of $1000 per student. This is acknowledged as a charitable donation to the school.
  • There is an additional cost for overnight trips (which take place in the Middle School), for after school, and for the lunch program.

Tuition Payment Options:

Plan A- A nonrefundable tuition deposit is returned to the school with the contract. The remaining balance is paid on May 1st.

Plan B- A nonrefundable tuition deposit is returned to the school with the contract. 50% of what is owed after the deposit payment is due on May 1st, the remaining 50% is due on November 1st. The remaining payments are done through Smart Tuition.

Plan C- A nonrefundable tuition deposit is returned to the school with the contract. 10 equal payments which are each 10% of what is owed after the deposit is made are made through Smart Tuition from May 1st through February 1st.

Payment plans are available. Further information will be provided to you during the enrollment process.

Financial Aid

Financial Aid is available for students from Kindergarten through the 8th grade, and is granted on the basis of need and the availability of funds. Admissions decisions and financial aid decisions are made independently. Due to limited funds, an acceptance by the Admissions Office does not guarantee a financial aid award even if need is demonstrated.

The School utilizes the services of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) School and Student Service (SSS) to process Financial Aid. If you are applying for financial aid for the 2017-18 school year, applications will be available starting November 1st, 2016 and will be due by December 15th, 2016

Financial aid awards are determined by the Financial Aid Committee and are based on demonstrated financial need. All financial aid information is kept confidential by the Financial Aid Committee. We will notify you of any financial aid determinations in the school contract.

The Hannah Senesh Community Day School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, or sexual orientation in administration of its educational, admissions, and financial aid policies or any other school-administered activities and programs.