Lowered Kindergarten Tuition at Maimonides
Maimonides School, New England’s oldest and largest K-12 Jewish day school, has reduced tuition for kindergarten students enrolling for Fall 2011. The tuition decrease has been instituted as part of Maimonides School’s ongoing efforts to make a Jewish day school education more affordable to young families. Kindergarten tuition for the 2011-2012 school year has been reduced to $9,900, a decrease of over 30 percent.
“Our kindergarten program lays the foundation for the school’s dual curriculum of Limudei Kodesh (Judaic Studies) and General Studies,” said Nathan Katz, Executive Director. “We want to make a Maimonides education more accessible to families who have children just beginning their school years.”
The kindergarten at Maimonides School consists of two “homeroom” classes with three teachers and a part-time aide, resulting in 8:1 student-teacher ratio. This format allows teachers to differentiate instruction to meet a wide range of needs with flexibility for grouping students across the grade for reading, math and Hebrew instruction and also maximizes socialization opportunities for the students.
The kindergarten teaching team consists of Limudei Kodesh teachers, experts in Judaic instruction, and General Studies teachers, leaders in literacy and math. The entire team participated in professional development classes so that they are qualified to lead or assist in science, social studies, math and literacy. Kindergarten students also enjoy specialized art, music and physical education classes on a weekly basis.
Maimonides encourages all interested families to schedule a visit during the school day to observe classes and speak with its principals and teachers. For more information about the school, or to schedule a visit, contact the school’s Director of Admissions, Ariella Brunwasser (email@example.com), 617-232-4452 x409.
Families considering kindergarten enrollment at Maimonides may also be able to access additional funding through CJP’s Discover Day School Grant . This innovative program, designed to aid middle income families, provides a check for 25 percent of first year tuition to qualifying families with a child entering kindergarten who is the first in their family to attend Jewish day school. In addition, the Discover Day School Grant also provides 25 percent of tuition for a child’s first and second grade years.
Maimonides School, New England’s oldest and largest Jewish day school, was founded in 1937 by the late Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik. Maimonides educates more than 550 students in kindergarten through grade 12 with a comprehensive dual curriculum of Judaic and General Studies.