Admissions

Applications for admission are available online or from the school office. Applications must be completed, signed, and returned to the school office.  The application process includes a meeting with the Head and Assistant Head of School. The applications for grades 1-8 must include a complete transcript of prior academic records and the results of previous standardized testing.

Admissions Policy

Preschool-First Grade

Students entering preschool through first grade must turn the required age by August 1st. Tenoki students must have turned two (2) by August 1st, Nursery students must have turned three (3) by August 1st, Pre-Kindergarten students must have turned four (4) by August 1st, Kindergarten students must have turned five (5) by August 1st, and First Grade students must have turned six (6) by August 1st. These guidelines were written in careful consideration of the impact that age and developmental readiness have on academic, social, and emotional success at each grade level.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Epstein Hebrew Academy admits students of any race, color, gender and national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, and national and ethnic origin in the administration of their programs or athletic and other school administered programs.

Tuition & Fees

Tuition

Tuition is for the full academic year and is not refundable due to absence, but may be prorated for withdrawal or dismissal.  Parents may elect from a variety of payment options including: In full with a discount, quarterly, and monthly. Tuition assistance may be requested from the business office. Forms are available at registration time and are processed by a confidential committee of the Board of Directors.

Registration Fee

The registration fee serves as a non-refundable enrollment deposit for new students and re-enrolling students. This fee is credited towards tuition.

Milk Fee

This fee provides milk at a price subsidized by the government. Forms for this program are available in the office. This service is optional.

Scrip Deposit

The school scrip program requires each family to purchase or sell enough capital scrip to generate $350 of revenue.  Each family is required to deposit $350 by the first day of school.  The deposit is returned at the end of the school year when the scrip obligation is met.

Minyan

Minyan (prayer service) is for boys in grades 6,7 and 8.  Breakfast follows minyan.  The school provides milk, bowls, and spoons.  Students are to bring their own cereal.  There is a fee for the breakfast supplies.

Enrichment

This program extends the school day from 12:00 p.m. until 3:40 p.m. for students in Preschool. The afternoon enrichment program includes a daily activity, snack, and a short nap time. There is a fee for this program.

Late Care

This supervisory day care service is provided from 3:40-4:30 p.m.  This program is available for nursery through fourth grade.  Parents must register for this service at the beginning of the school year.  There is a fee for this program. On Fridays, shortened school days, and Jewish holiday eves there is no late care available.