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Tuition & Financial Aid

A Rashi education is the most important investment you can make in your child’s future.
It is during the Kindergarten through Grade 8 years that children develop the foundational academic preparation, critical thinking skills, social-emotional intelligence, intrinsic values, and relationship with Judaism that will determine their success not only in their next schools but as individuals and members of society. Choosing Rashi now means a lifetime of benefits.

We understand that private school is a significant expense. Since our founding in 1986, we have committed to ensuring that a Rashi education is accessible to families from a wide range of socioeconomic backgrounds. This is demonstrated by the fact that 35% of students receive financial aid, totalling more than $2 million annually. Families pay a minimum of 10% of tuition up to full annual tuition, depending on circumstance.

You may be thinking, “we aren’t the right fit for financial aid” or “I think I make too much to qualify.” The fact is, your family may be eligible for assistance through our Traditional Financial Aid process, Discover Rashi grant, or Clergy Incentive. Rashi Director of Finance & Operations Barbara Burnim Day (bburnimday@rashi.org) would be pleased to speak with you about affordability options.

Financial Aid Options

The Rashi School has one of the most generous financial aid programs in the country. Cost of living, temple membership, Jewish summer camp, and family expenses during the b’nei mitzvah year are just a few of the factors that are taken into consideration when calculating your aid package.

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  • Discover Rashi Grant

    The Rashi School launched a new affordability program for the 2020-2021 school year. For families with an Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) of less than $500,000, our new Discover Rashi program provides a $10,000 annual grant for two consecutive years to each student who is new to The Rashi School and new to Jewish day school and enrolls for the 2020-2021 school year.

    The 2020-2021 application is open, and there are spaces in select grades. Please click on the link above or contact Barbara Burnim Day at bburnimday@rashi.org to get started.

    Application Deadline
    • New Families: February 8, 2021
  • Traditional Financial Aid

    Rashi offers a traditional need-based financial aid program through School and Student Services (SSS), a third-party service. Families awarded Traditional Financial Aid may receive up to 50% in additional aid for After School, transportation, Middle School trip fees, and certain other incidentals. Details will be included in your award.

    The application for 2021-2022 will open on Monday, November 3, 2020. Please use our online financial aid application at https://www.solutionsbysss.com/parents. If you need assistance with the traditional financial aid application process, please review our step-by-step instructions. Please contact Barbara Burnim Day at bburnimday@rashi.org with any questions.

    Application Deadline
    • New Families: Monday, February 8, 2021
    • Returning Families: Friday, December 4, 2020
  • Clergy Incentive Program

    Recognizing the enormous contribution of our clergy to Jewish life in Boston, Rashi extends a professional courtesy of $6,000 per student each year for the duration of the child's time at Rashi. Please contact Barbara Burnim Day at bburnimday@rashi.org for more information.

    Application Deadline

    • New Families: February 8, 2021

Ways to Pay Tuition

Rashi uses a third-party service called FACTS to collect tuition payments. We offer payment plans and also accept payment from 529 Plans.

Payment Plan Options

  • One single payment due July 1
  • Two payments: 60% due July 1, 40% due December 1
  • Nine equal payments: June through February (requires a $51 fee per account)
  • Twelve equal payments: June through May (requires a $51 fee per account)
  • FACTS charges a 2.85% service fee on each credit card transaction

2020-2021 Tuition

Tuition is set annually by Rashi’s Board of Trustees in January for the upcoming year. Tuition for the 2020-2021 school year is as follows:

Kindergarten:
$29,900
Grade 1: $32,250
Grade 2: $34,825
Grade 3: $35,800
Grade 4: $37,000
Grade 5: $38,000
Grade 6: $40,750
Grade 7: $41,950
Grade 8: $41,950

Additional fees for Middle School:
Grade 6: $510 for a two-night class trip to Nature’s Classroom; $410 for a Chromebook
Grade 7: $1,650 for a three-night class trip to Washington, D.C.
Grade 8: $4,600 for a two-week class trip to Israel

Transportation

Morning Bus Route: $1,720
Afternoon Bus Route (3:00 PM): $960
Ride Packets: $155

After School Program

After School prices vary depending on your child's age and frequency of attendance. Learn more about per semester fees here.