The Hebrew Academy - A Yeshiva Day School serving Toddler through Eighth Grade

Admissions

Admissions

All documentation must be mailed to directly to FAST.

MAIL TO: FAST Processing  1316 North Union Street    Wilmington DE 19806-2594

FAST will NOT accept documentation that is sent via fax or email.

Please do not fold, bend, or staple any documentation mailed to FAST

Please put “The Hebrew Academy” on front of the envelope under your return address

The checklist below is the complete list of documents required by both FAST and The Hebrew Academy

Barcode page provided by FAST at the end of the online application process.

Copy of filed 2019 IRS Federal Form 1040, 1040A or 1040-EZ U.S. Individual Income Tax Return for both husband and wife(if filing separately) To be signed by both tax preparer and both parents.

Copies of all 2019 W-2 Wage and Tax Statements for both you and your spouse.

Copies of all 2019 1099s for both you and your spouse showing miscellaneous income or unemployment benefits.

Copies of supporting tax schedules if applicable:

Schedule A - itemized deductions

Schedule B - interest income or ordinary dividends

Schedule D – capital gains

Schedule E – supplemental income or loss (including rental income)

Copies of supporting tax schedules if you have income from:

Business – Attach Schedule C or C-EZ (Form 1040) & Form 4562 Depreciation & Amortization

Rental Property – Attach Schedule E (Form 1040)

S-Corporation – Attach Schedule E (Form 1040), Form 1120S, Schedule K-1 and Form 8825

Partnership – Attach Schedule E (Form 1040), Form 1065, Schedule K-1 and Form 8825

Farm – Attach Schedule F (Form 1040) and Form 4562 Depreciation and Amortization

Estates and Trusts – Attach Schedule E (Form 1040), Schedule K-1

Copy of filed 2019 State Tax Return.

Completed and signed IRS Form 4506 Request for Copy of Tax Return, lines 1 – 4 only. Do not send in the fee requested on this form. [click here for pdf]

Copy of your most recent Real Estate Property Tax Bill showing 2019 assesses value of your home.

Copy of your 2019 year-end Mortgage Statement or rent receipt for all properties you own including for your primary residence,  secondary residence, time-share or business property.

Two current pay stubs for each working spouse (last two months).

If divorced or separated, a copy of your divorce decree and a complete copy of any property/marital settlements entered into between you and the other parent, verifying the party responsible for payment of tuition. If there is any pending litigation regarding child support, Support Enforcement or child custody, provide a copy of all such documents.

Copy of current year’s tuition bills and scholarship decisions from other school’s your children attend.

Copy of current year’s camp bills.

The Hebrew Academy uses an online service provider, the Independent School Management's FAST™ (Financial Aid for School Tuition) program, to process financial aid applications. Please note that The Hebrew Academy will only grant financial aid to applicants who have followed the financial aid process detailed below.

Parents are asked to access the  FAST Program website (link provided below) specifically for The Hebrew Academy applicants. Once there, Click the Get Started button at the bottom of the first page. All your financial information should be entered directly through the secure server. Space is also provided to fill out additional information that may be pertinent to your application. 

  1. You may choose to download and print the Application Worksheet and/or Parent User Guide before starting work on the application.

  2. A fee of $43 is required to process this application, to be paid directly to FAST by credit or debit card at the end of the online application process.
  3. Once completed, and all requested supporting documentation is provided, your application will be available immediately for review by FAST and The Hebrew Academy Tuition Committee. You may be contacted by the School Office if additional information is needed.

  4. Allow three weeks from the time the above is completed for the Tuition Committe to make a grant determination. Please note that financial aid funds are limited, and will be accessed on a first come basis.
  • May 1, 2020Preferred deadline for filing a financial aid application online.

  • May 31, 2020 - Deadline for submitting  requested supporting documentation.

  • June 5 - 16, 2020 - Review of applications by FAST and The Hebrew Academy Tuition Committee.

  • June 22, 2020 -Decision letters are mailed with enrollment packets for accepted students 2020-21.

      5. A late fee of $150 will charged for applications submitted after June 15, 2020

The PDF (Portable Document Format) files below require the free Adobe Reader software (click here to download). Right-click or CTRL-click on the links below to open the files in a new window or save them to your computer.

 

 

 

We know the financial aid process can be a stressful one, and we strive to make it as accessible and user-friendly as possible. Please contact Shternie Perline, Director of Admissions at 845-634-0951 x 109 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at any time with your questions regarding the financial aid process.

The process for applying for financial aid for the 2020-21 school year consists of completing an online application and submitting the required documentation, including copies of your filed 2018 federal and state tax returns. The Hebrew Academy uses the Independent School Management's FAST™ (Financial Aid for School Tuition) program to process financial aid applications.

Financial Aid Timeline for New Families, 2020-21

  • May 15, 2020 - Preferred deadline for filing a financial aid application online.
  • May 31, 2020 - Deadline for submitting  requested supporting documentation.
  • June 5-16, 2020 - Review of applications by FAST and The Hebrew Academy Tuition Committee.
  • June 22, 2020 -Decision letters are mailed with enrollment packets for accepted students 2020-21.

Financial Aid Application Materials

The PDF (Portable Document Format) files below require the free Adobe Reader software (click here to download). Right-click or CTRL-click on the links below to open the files in a new window or save them to your computer.

 

 

 CLICK HERE FOR LINK TO 2020-21 ONLINE FINANCIAL APPLICATION.

 

 For Further Assistance

We know the financial aid process can be a stressful one, and we strive to make it as accessible and user-friendly as possible. Please contact Mindy Mandel-Werner, Director of Admissions at 845-634-0951 x 109 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at any time with your questions regarding the financial aid process.

NOTE: New Families applying to The Hebrew Academy may qualify for Discover The Hebrew Academy Grant.  Click here to find out more about our Tuition Affordability Programs.

For Current (Re-Enrolling) Families | For New (Applicant) Families

The Hebrew Academy is committed to making its Financial Aid Program available to all families who seek a Jewish education for their children. This has been one of the core values of our institution since its founding, and it remains a priority today. To that goal, we encourage any family to apply for financial aid who feels cost is a significant barrier to their child’s being able to attend our school.

The Financial Aid Program is overseen by Our School’s Tuition Committee. All applications and financial information are handled confidentially. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, or national or ethnic origin in administration of its financial aid program.

Our School’s admissions decisions are need-blind and are not influenced by a family’s financial situation.

Financial aid is granted on an annual basis, for the coming academic year only. All families wishing to be considered for financial aid must complete a new application each year so that our Tuition Committee may evaluate their financial aid award(s) on the basis of their most current financial picture. 

Please see the links above for instructions and deadlines specific to new (applicant) families or current (re-enrolling) families.

For Further Assistance

We know the financial aid process can be a stressful one, and we strive to make it as accessible and user-friendly as possible. Please contact Ms. Cynthia Whitten, Director of Admissions, at 845-634-0951 x 109 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at any time with your questions regarding the financial aid process.

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Prospective families are encouraged to explore the The Hebrew Academy difference by visiting our unequaled campus. You are welcome to schedule an individual tour with a member of our admission team or attend an informative Open House with other prospective families. Experiencing our innovative and unforgettable program is an invaluable way to get to know us.

Meet our Principal, administrators, teachers and educational specialists, along with our parent ambassadors. Ask questions and interact with other visiting parents; then enjoy a complete tour of our school, as you see our wonderful students in action.

To schedule a private tour, please contact our Director of Admissions This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at 845-634-0951 x 109

At The Hebrew Academy, we teach our kids to think differently. We encourage them to interpret, to reason and see the world in every aspect of their learning. We offer unmatched academics for grades Toddler - 8th, supported by cutting edge technology, engaging activities – and exceptional teachers who nurture and challenge every child.

That’s The Hebrew Academy difference. A superior Jewish day school education, infused with academics, warmth and life, Midot Tovot and values.

 


Toddlers giving tzedakah

 

The Hebrew Academy is committed to making Jewish education accessible to families regardless of their economic situation. In these unique financial times we appreciate the sacrifices parents are making in choosing to give their children a Jewish day school education.

To make the one-of-kind Hebrew Academy experience more affordable and within reach of families at all levels of financial ability, we offer two personalized tuition affordability programs to help parents give their children the best Jewish day school education.

The Hebrew Academy’s Tuition Affordability Programs:

Discover Hebrew Academy Grant is for families new to our school with children entering any grade PreK - 6. This grant is for $1,000 for new families, for the first year of enrollment.  A limited number of grants are available on a first come, first serve basis. Families applying for Traditional Financial Aid are not eligible for this grant. To download the Discover Hebrew Academy Grant application form Discover The Hebrew Academy.

Traditional Financial Aid is for families, new and current, who cannot meet the full tuition obligation and who need the maximum possible reduction.

Decisions to provide assistance are strictly based on the family's financial need. Need is defined as the difference between the family's resources and the student's educational expenses. Financial aid awards are granted for tuition only and do not cover other mandatory school fees. Financial Aid decisions are made independently of admission decisions, and does not affect in any way an applicant's chance for admission.

Any family who feel they need funding to afford the cost of Jewish Day School education is encouraged to apply to the Traditional Financial Aid program.

Please note that financial assistance is not available for Toddler or Nursery, and only a few limited grants are available for Pre-K.


 

To learn more about applying for Financial Aid, click here.

For further information on our three Affordability Programs please contact our Director of Admissions, Cynthia Whitten at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 845-634-0951 x 109.

Toddler at Alef Bais on wall

 

Admission Forms

Click on the appropriate form below. The form will open in your default PDF reader (usually Adobe Reader); after you print the form, close the document and you will return to this menu. Repeat the process for each form you need (see Applying) you can then print it out and mail the completed form. Click here for a free Adobe Reader download.

 

Preschool at Shabbos party in Library

 

2020-2021 School Year

Tuition | Financial Aid

Application/Student Evaluation Fee

Student Evaluation Fee $100.00 (new students only: Toddler-8th grade)

Applications for Admission must be accompanied with a $100 non-refundable check per student, made out to The Hebrew Academy. New students entering Preschool through 8th grade must first be evaluated by the Admission Committee.

Enrollment Deposit $500.00

Upon the recommendation of the Admissions Committee for acceptance, a non-refundable deposit of $500.00 should be submitted with a signed Enrollment Contract. The deposit is deducted from the tuition fees listed below.

Tuition/Payment Plans

Tuition Fees are assessed as per the table below, and are to be paid in accordance with the terms dictated on the Enrollment Contract. Ancillary fees such as Security fee ($316 per family), PTA membership ($60 per family), trips and nit-checking are not included.

 To receive an Early Bird Discount of $200 per child, enroll your child(ren) and pay the Enrollment Deposit of $500 per child by Feb 28, 2020. Deposits received Mar. 1-10 will qualify for only $100 off.

Hours9:30 am-1:00 pm 9:30 am- 3:30 pm8:45 am- 4:40pm 
TuitionEarlyRegular  EarlyRegularEarlyRegular  
Pre-Toddler/Toddler (Mon.-Fri.) $5,900 $6,100     $7,800 $8,000        
Nursery (Mon.-Fri.)        
$6,200

$6,400
       
Pre-Kindergarten (Mon.-Fri.)         $8,800 $9,000        
                     
Kindergarten             $11,800 $12,000    
1st – 4th Grade             $12,800 $13,000    
5th – 8th Grade              $14,100  $14,300    

 

Early Care  Rates (M-F) -  $60 monthly per half-hour    After Care Rates (M-TH) - $50 monthly per half-hour

The Hebrew Academy offers the following payment plans to meet the needs of our parents.

  1. Payment in Full – Pay full tuition by July 1, 2020 and receive a 2% discount off the tuition fee OR by Aug. 1, 2020 and receive a 1.5% discount (does not apply with any other discount or to the Enrollment Deposit). Direct payment can be made to The Hebrew Academy via check or credit card. When a credit card is used to pay The Hebrew Academy directly, a 2.75% additional charge will be applied to the payment amount.
  2. Auto Payments: Credit Card Payments –10 installments of the total tuition due (minus the enrollment deposit) Sept. 2020 – May 2021 will be processed by Edminify on either 1st and 15th of the month. You will be charged a 2.75% surcharge. American Express, Discover, MasterCard, or Visa credit cards are accepted.


 

Financial Aid and Tuition Credits/Grants

Any family who feels they need funding to afford the cost of a Jewish Day School education is encouraged to apply apply to the Financial Aid Program. Special grants are now available for new families, regardless of financial ability. Please visit Affording The Hebrew Academy for more info.

Jump to: Student Applications - All Grades | Student Application - Pre-K - 1st Grade | Student Application - 2nd - 5th Grades | Student Application - Middle School | Screening | School Visit | Admission Decision | Financial Aid


Children clapping Shabbos party

 

Applications for incoming Preschool and Grades K-8 transfer students are accepted throughout the year. Below is a summary of The Hebrew Academy’s new student application process.

Follow These Six Simple Steps from Admissions to Enrollment

  1. Campus Visit

    Schedule a tour of The Hebrew Academy by calling, emailing or completing an online form.

    Contact our Director of Admissions, Ms. Cynthia Whitten at 845-634-0951 ext. 109 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Tours of The Hebrew Academy are available on select days and by appointment throughout the year.

  2. Student Application

    Complete the Application for Admission and submit to The Hebrew Academy with a non-refundable $100 fee.

    A completed application includes:

    All Grades:

    Entering Pre-K – First Grade:

      • 2 Confidential Recommendation Forms - 1 from a General Studies teacher and 1 from a Judaic Studies.

        Teachers should mail the Recommendation Forms directly to The Hebrew Academy in the enclosed envelopes.

      • Official transcript records from any school attended this year and within the past two years – First grade only (Release of Records Form).
      • Results of standardized achievement and/or aptitude test.
      • Academic assessments in General and Judaic studies at The Hebrew Academy.

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    Entering Second – Fourth Grade:

      • 3 Confidential Recommendation Forms (2 from General Studies’ teachers and 1 from a Judaic Studies teacher.)

        Teachers should mail the Recommendation Forms directly to The Hebrew Academy in the enclosed envelopes.

        Official transcript records from any school attended this year and within the past two years. (Release of Records Form).

      • Results of standardized achievement and/or aptitude test.
      • Academic assessments in General and Judaic studies at The Hebrew Academy.
      • Two-day student visit to The Hebrew Academy.

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    Entering Middle School (5th – 8th Grades)

      • Student Questionnaire
      • 3 Confidential Recommendation Forms (2 from General Studies’ teachers and 1 from a Judaic Studies teacher.)

        Teachers should mail the Recommendation Forms directly to The Hebrew Academy in the enclosed envelopes.

      • Official transcript records from any school attended this year and within the past two years (Release of Records Form).
      • Results of standardized achievement and/or aptitude test.
      • Academic assessments in General and Judaic studies at The Hebrew Academy.
      • Two-day student visit to The Hebrew Academy.
      • Interview with the Principal of The Hebrew Academy.

    Jump to next section (screening)

  3. Screening

    Students entering Preschool are scheduled to visit a preschool classroom with other applicants. The in-house screening lasts an hour and a half and gives the school and students the opportunity to begin to get to know one another. While children visit in Preschool, parents are invited to meet informally with administrators, teachers and current parents.  Children may be assessed academically by the preschool director.

  4. Required Student Visit

    Preschool In-house Screening (See Screening).

     

    Grades 1 - 8: Students entering grades one through eight are required to spend two consecutive days visiting in a classroom.

    During their visit, students participate in all classroom activities.

    Contact our Director of Admissions, Ms. Cynthia Whitten at 845-634-0951 ext. 109 to arrange a visit.

  5. Admission Decisions

    Upon completion of all steps in the application process, the Admission Committee meets to determine the admission decision for each applicant.

    A signed enrollment form and deposit are required after admission.

  6. Financial Aid and Grants

    Families may apply for Financial Aid after the student application is submitted to the school. Enrollment deposits are only refundable in the event that Financial Aid arrangements cannot be concluded successfully.

    New families may qualify for Discover Hebrew Academy Grants. Please refer to the Financial Aid and Tuition Affordability Programs for additional information.

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