Finances are never to be a barrier to a Schechter Manhattan education.
The individuality of each child and family, and the power of a community that honors differences and believes that all children and families should have equal access to a Schechter Manhattan education, are foundational principles of our school.
At Schechter Manhattan, we understand that each family’s financial situation is different. Our Sliding Scale tuition model helps to ensure that all students and their families can experience our child-centered, progressive approach to learning, as well as our values-driven, small by design, diverse and caring community. Schechter Manhattan is committed to each child’s social, emotional, and intellectual development and academic excellence. More than 70% of our families pay tuition set on the sliding scale.
The Torah states that when building the Mishkan/Tabernacle, “they came, both men and women alike, and brought gold and silver, the wisdom of their hearts, and the work of their hands” (Shemot/Exodus. 35:21, 22). Our Schechter community is rooted in these deeply held values that each person contributes according to their capacities.
Sliding Scale Tuition Model
To participate in the Sliding Scale Tuition Model, our families complete a Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS) on TADS. After completing the PFS, you will be prompted to pay a $55 non-refundable application fee. After paying the application fee and submitting your PFS, the next step is to upload the required documents as listed in TADS, by January 14, 2022, into TADS. Once all of your documents are submitted, TADS provides Schechter Manhattan a recommendation of what a family could reasonably contribute toward tuition based on their individual income level and household type.
The sliding scale process is confidential and protects the anonymity of each family’s financial situation.
Each application is reviewed by our Sliding Scale Committee, and a tuition amount is determined and communicated to the family.
Steps to apply for Sliding Scale Tuition:
- Create a Family Portal Account on TADS and complete the Parent Financial Statement.
- Pay the $55 non-refundable application fee.
- Upload all required documents to TADS by the document deadlines.
If the Sliding Scale Committee requires additional information or clarification, Chris Aguero, Head of School, will reach out. If families have questions or concerns regarding the process, please email Chris at [email protected].
Schechter Manhattan’s Tuition Calculator is designed to enable families to know their tuition payment in advance of choosing the tuition model that is optimal for their family. The tuition calculator is designed to enable families to receive a maximum tuition grant of 18% per child. The documentation needed for the tuition calculator is a copy of the first two pages of your most recent federal tax return (Form 1099).
Tuition Calculator Procedure:
- Please complete the Tuition Calculator form.
- Accept the tuition amount offered before January 14, 2022.
- Print and sign the Tuition Calculator award form and email it with the first two pages of your most recent federal tax return (Form 1040) to our secure email address: [email protected]
If you choose to accept the Tuition Calculator award for your child and submit the necessary documents, only then will Schechter Manhattan know your identity. If you choose not to accept the tuition calculator amount, please use the Sliding Scale Tuition model and submit all necessary documentation by January 14, 2022.
If you prefer the Sliding Scale Tuition model, please submit all necessary documentation by January 14, 2022.
Please click here for the maximum tuition for your child’s grade level. No additional financial documents are necessary.