Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fees are set annually.

For more information, contact Michelle Newman-Lomasky at mnewman-lomasky@gesher-jds.org

Tuition

2018-2019*

Jr. Kindergarten: $1,150 per month paid over 10 months $11,500 per child

K-8: $2,047 per month paid over 10 months $20,470 per child

Sibling Subsidies
10% discount per additional child (3 or more students)

Capital Repairs & Replacement Fund
$900 per family, waived for Jr. K students

New Student Application Fee
$100 per child. Non-refundable, not applicable to tuition

New Student Enrollment Deposit
$500 per child. Non-refundable, applicable to final tuition payment if paid within 2 weeks of acceptance.

Continuing Student Re-Registration Deposit
$500 per child. Non-refundable, applicable to final tuition payment if paid by deadline.

*Tuition rates for 2019-2020 will be published by January 2, 2019.

Financial Assistance

Confidential and based on need through the Business Office for K-8.

FACTS Financial Aid forms due February 15, 2019.

Financial Assistance Application will be live online as of January 31, 2019.

Affording a Gesher Education

Families often ask, “Will I qualify for aid?”

Many are surprised at the depth of our program and the number of families we are able to assist.

Please refer to the table below as a general guide.

Number of Children Enrolled
Income bracket 1 2 3+
< $75,000 Very Likely Very Likely Very Likely
$75,000-$125,000 Very Likely Very Likely Very Likely
$125,000-$175,000 Very Likely Very Likely Very Likely
$175,000-$225,000 Possible Very Likely Very Likely
$225,000-$275,000 Possible Possible Very Likely
$275,000-$325,000 Unlikely Possible Possible
>$325,000 Unlikely Unlikely Possible
  • Tuition assistance is not available for Junior Kindergarten
  • Ask about our Jewish Communal Professionals discount

We welcome conversations with current and prospective parents about their unique financial situations. Please contact Michelle Newman-Lomasky, Director of Finance, mnewman-lomasky@gesher-jds.org, to schedule a phone call or personal meeting.

Additional Fees

Middle School Class Trips

  • Sixth Grade- Teva Nature Center (four days)
  • Seventh Grade- Philadelphia (two days)
  • Eighth Grade Israel Experience (two weeks)

Mispachat Gesher PTO Membership
PTO membership is required for Jr K – 8th grade families. Annual dues are $50 per family plus $15 for each additional sibling enrolled at Gesher after the first.

Optional

Transportation (Bus/Van Service): Fees and routes to be determined annually. Round-trip and One-way available

Before-After School Childcare:  Fees determined annually.

Melnick After School Program: Fees determined annually.

This year the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington provided a total of $1,351,951 to six area Jewish day schools, or the equivalent of a $469 tuition reduction per child.