AlephBaeck is Leo Baeck's answer to middle income families who want to send their kids to Jewish day school, but struggle to afford the high tuition fees.
For years, Jewish communities across North America have been grappling with the question of how to make a Jewish education affordable for middle income families. For some, the prohibitive cost means children end up missing out on the opportunity to develop meaningful lifelong Jewish identities through a Jewish day school education.
This innovative program – the first of its kind in Ontario – was introduced in 2013 to help make it easier for qualifying families to give their children a world-class education at Leo Baeck.
Students of first time families entering the school's North Campus in Vaughan in September 2017 in JK, SK, Grades 1 and 2, will be eligible to receive up to $10,800 against tuition fees.*
Siblings of current students entering the school's North Campus in Vaughan in September 2017 in Nursery, JK, SK, Grades 1 and 2 will be eligible to receive up to $5,000 against tuition fees.**
*$10,800 is the maximum amount that may be granted for each new student of a first time Leo Baeck family. These funds will be paid out as follows: $5,400 in Year One, $3,600 in Year Two and $1,800 in Year Three.
**$5,000 is the maximum amount that may be granted for each new student of a current Leo Baeck family. Families that take the incentive in their child's third year at Leo Baeck will receive a $5,000 tuition subsidy. Families that take the incentive in the second year will receive $4,000. Those that take it in the first year will receive $3,000.
Applications for admission of new students continue to be governed by our admission process.