Affording Ezra

 

Ezra Academy is committed to making our outstanding Jewish, independent day school education accessible to as many potential students as possible.  Because we believe that no one should have to forgo a Jewish education due to financial constraints, we work with every committed family to enable their children to attend Ezra Academy.  About half of our families receive some sort of financial assistance in order to make an Ezra education affordable.

Tuition

 

Ezra Academy offers an education like no other.  We focus on developing students’ character while inspiring a love of learning and a sense of wonder about the world.  

 

The 2018-19 Tuition* Schedule:

K-1: $19,585

2-5: $20,685

6-8: $22,025**

 

*Additional commitments and fees include activity fees ($300 per child) and building fund ($500 per family). Each family also commits to raising funds for Ezra Academy’s Scholarship Ad Book.

**6th, 7th and 8th grade families incur additional fees for trips to Teva (Jewish outdoor education trip focusing on ecosystems and sustainability), Alabama, Washington, D.C. and Israel, respectively.

Payment Options

 

We recognize that tuition is a challenge for some families. While everyone is expected to contribute what they can financially, Ezra Academy also pledges to assist each family to the greatest extent possible.   In addition to need-based tuition assistance, we offer monthly payment plans.

Ezra’s Generous Tuition Assistance Program

 

Our robust tuition assistance program makes an Ezra Academy education possible for families who might not otherwise be able to afford it. Grants are awarded on the basis of demonstrated financial need and are available for Kindergarten through 8th grade. Tuition assistance decisions are determined based on financial data submitted confidentially to FACTS Grant and Aid Assessment, an independent, third party leader in its field. Families’ financial information, as well as the names of families receiving tuition assistance, is kept strictly confidential. A family’s need for tuition assistance has no bearing on the admissions process.

 

While aid is awarded on a yearly basis, we recognize that tuition assistance is a long-term commitment. Therefore, families can anticipate that assistance will continue as long as financial need is demonstrated.

 

Please contact Admissions Director Jessica Khazak with any questions about the affordability of an Ezra Academy education at (203) 389-5500 or jkhazak@ezraacademyct.org.

 

       “I didn’t think a private school education was something we could consider until I met with Laura (for financial aid) at Ezra. She explained the process and we applied. They understood our situation and made things work for us. We are so happy.” - Ezra parent

Help Send a Child to Ezra — Support Our Ad Book

 

Ezra Academy’s annual Scholarship Ad Book helps uphold our commitment to educating children without regard to financial circumstances.  All families are responsible for raising $1800 for the Ad Book each year, whether by soliciting advertisements from family, friends, and vendors; or by paying via SMART Tuition, with or without submitting ads.  Alumni parents and staff help new families by connecting them with vendors who have supported Ad Book in the past and by helping them through this process.