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Tuition Information

TUITION FOR FULL YEAR 2020-2021 (5781)

Jewish Enrichment Center tuition remains competitive with most other local afterschools, and significantly lower than Jewish afterschool programs around the country. We are pleased to announce that tuition will remain the same this year.

Tuition support is available, and we’d like to spend every dollar of our tuition support fund, every year. To receive tuition support, please contact Rabbi Larry Edwards for a confidential conversation (LLE49@comcast.net). He will gladly meet privately with you and make appropriate arrangements. Your privacy will be respected.

Registration Fee

For 2020-2021 school year:

  • $50/child: Pre-enrollment for Current Families (May 26 – May 31)
  • $50/child: Enrollment Opens for All Families (June 1)
  • $100/child: Rolling Enrollment (After July 24)

Shalom Chaverim

Includes 26 Sundays, dedicated early childhood educator, and all family programs. No registration fee required.

For 2020 – 2021 school year: $350 per year, or $150 per quarter.

Sunday/Afterschool Tuition

Includes entire school year of regular Sunday and weekday sessions, project materials, family and community programs, electronic resources for working on Hebrew at home and for singing Enrichment Center music, and planned Saturday sessions for older children. See below for tuition for Special Days (full days of Jewish enrichment) and Jewish Enrichment Camp. Sunday/afterschool tuition may be paid in full by August 15, 2020, or in two equal installments, by August 15, 2020 and by January 15, 2021.

For 2020 – 2021 school year*:

  • 1 day/week: $1300 (available only for nursery children)
  • 2 days/week: $2450
  • 3 days/week: $3350
  • 4 days/week: $4500

*Congregation Rodfei Zedek subsidizes its member families’ participation. Contact the Jewish Enrichment Center for more information.

Arazim (“Cedars”) Tuition

The cost of the Arazim program is $2450 for the duration of the school year. Arazim (“Cedars”) kids have a weekly session plus field trips, social events, holiday celebrations, and occasional Sunday evening sessions for guest speakers and projects (5-7 PM). Although our preteen and early teens are only scheduled to be onsite once/week, over the course of the school year, the program’s contact hours approximate a two day/week program. Trips and events are scheduled when all enrolled children are out of school, regardless of the school they attend.

Transportation

From the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools:

The Jewish Enrichment Center will arrange transportation from the Lab Schools to the Jewish Enrichment Center. The entire cost of this transportation, plus a nominal administrative surcharge, is passed to families enrolled at Lab. Families will pay, per child, for transportation according to the number of days they use the service. The cost of transportation will be announced in August.

From Akiba-Schechter Jewish Day School:

The yearly cost to families for walking children from Akiba-Schechter is $100/year, per family.

Special Days/Jewish Enrichment Camp

Special Days and Jewish Enrichment Camp run 8:30 – 3:30. Late Afternoon runs from 3:30 – 5:45, and on Fridays until 5:15. Tuition for Special Days is due 48 hours before the Special Day, and tuition for Jewish Enrichment Camp is due two weeks before Camp.

Special Day Regular Tuition (registered more than 48 hours before a Special Day):

  • $65/day first child
  • $55/day second or third child
  • Early Arrival and Late Afternoon: $30/day per child
  • Early Arrival only: $10/day per child, with cap of $20 per family
  • Late Afternoon only: $25/day per child

Special Day Last-Minute Tuition (registered within 48 hours of a Special Day):

  • $75/day first child
  • $65/day second or third child
  • Early Arrival and Late Afternoon: $30/day per child
  • Early Arrival only: $10/day per child, with cap of $20 per family
  • Late Afternoon only: $25/day per child

Full week of Jewish Enrichment Camp Regular Tuition (registered more than two weeks before Camp):

  • $325/week first child
  • $275/week second or third child
  • Late Afternoon: $25/day per child

Full week of Jewish Enrichment Camp Last-Minute Tuition (registered within two weeks of Camp):

  • $375/week first child
  • $325/week second or third child
  • Late Afternoon: $25/day per child

Financial Support

The Jewish Enrichment Center offers financial support to families. Confidential conversations are held with Rabbi Larry Edwards (LLE49@comcast.net). Neither the Director nor the Board plays a role in determining financial support for families.

Financial support is available for up to 50% of a family’s tuition, including registration fees.

Financial support is available for up to 50% of Special Days and Camp tuition.

Withdrawals and Refunds

By submitting the enrollment form, your family confirms your commitment to pay tuition and fees to the Jewish Enrichment Center for the full academic year. The $50 registration fee is not refundable, and no tuition is due until August 15th. If you enroll today and your situation changes prior to August 15th, there will no be no additional (beyond the $50 registration fee) financial obligation. Please read more regarding our response to the COVID-19 pandemic at www.jewishenrichment.org/covid19.

View the full 2020-2021 Enrollment Packet

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