Schechter Boston now makes it easier than ever to realize the affordability of a Jewish day school education through its new Tuition Calculator at In just a few minutes, families can estimate their expected Schechter tuition anonymously by answering six basic questions. No personally identifiable information is shared in order to generate the estimate.


The Tuition Calculator, built by CJP, is intended as a mechanism to make apparent the generous financial aid our day schools offer to incoming families. “Collectively our day schools extend over $10M in financial aid every year which dramatically defrays the cost of attendance for many of our families,” said Ari Sussman, CJP’s day school consultant.

“This tool was built to create more transparency sooner in the school recruitment process. Although Schechter is the first day school to roll this out, we intend to extend this tool to as many of our 14 Jewish day schools as possible in the coming months and years.”

Schechter Boston awards more than $3M annually to about 60% of enrolled families. The average award per family is approximately $18,000. 

The tuition calculator incorporates three different Schechter Boston financial aid programs to estimate the optimal aid option for each family. 

Schechter’s aid programs are:

Presenting SchechterEligible families who are new to Jewish day schools have the opportunity to qualify for $10,000 off of tuition for kindergarten through grade 2. Families can access this grant for one, two or three years, depending on the starting grade.

iCapHelps families anticipate their annual tuition obligation based on a fixed amount of their adjusted gross income. Families are subject to additional asset eligibility requirements.

Traditional Financial Aid: Based primarily on the family’s prior year income and overall financial situation. Financial aid is granted one year at a time.

For any additional questions or to learn more about Schechter, visit us online or email Stephanie Maroun at We look forward to connecting with you soon!

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