As a community Jewish day school, Heschel is committed to providing flexible payment plans and financial assistance to families who could not otherwise attend our School. We understand that families’ first priority is to their children’s education and that this is an important investment decision.
Financial assistance enables Abraham Joshua Heschel Day School to enroll qualified students who might not otherwise have access to an independent school education and to assist current Heschel students whose families have had a change or reversal in financial circumstances. We have long been committed to a diverse student body reflecting a broad economic mix. Financial assistance is based on financial need. This need is established through analysis of the Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS) of the School and Student Services for Financial Aid (SSS).
Philosophically, Heschel is opposed to any practice which publicly identifies recipients of aid or distinguishes them from others. Financial information submitted by parent or guardian is treated with strict confidence by those whose responsibilities require them to have financial assistance information.
A financial assistance award is granted for one year. A family is required to furnish information regarding their current financial situation each year so that the Financial Assistance Committee can conduct a review and make whatever adjustment in financial assistance is necessitated by the changes in those circumstances and the available funds. Every attempt is made to meet the demonstrated needs for financial assistance of returning students from year to year.
As a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), Heschel strongly believes that the primary financial responsibility for a child’s education rests with the parents. Assistance is based on a family’s ability to meet educational expenses, not willingness or unwillingness to pay. For more information regarding our Financial Assistance program, please contact Amy Jamieson in our Business Office at (818) 368-5781 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Heschel Day School gratefully acknowledges the generous support from the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles.