Affordability and Financial Assistance

At Gottesman RTW Academy, we believe that every Jewish child should have the gift of a day school education. In today’s world, critical thinking and creativity are the building blocks of academic success. GRTWA gives students the tools to challenge themselves and learn in a way that is personal and individualized and puts them on a path to achievement. To foster a child’s academic success, the social and emotional well-being of the child must be at the forefront of our educational program. All GRTWA teachers are fully invested in discovering who their students are as learners and how to personalize the learning process for each student so he or she can achieve optimal growth in the classroom and beyond. We aim to teach the whole child in a nurturing and secure environment by constructing an individualized program that is guided by the students’ academic indicators and their social and emotional needs. Jewish life is embraced and celebrated every day and is the moral and ethical fabric of our school.

We want every Jewish family to be able to give their child(ren) a Gottesman Academy education.

How do we accomplish that?

GRTWA is the fortunate recipient of a new and significant multi-year grant (3G) specifically aimed at improving, sustaining, and expanding our affordability programs. In addition, we have instituted a new tuition structure that is designed to be simple and affordable for your family.

Tuition Schedule

Our newly-structured tuition fee schedule now includes the following:

  • A simplified approach to tuition that eliminates all fees and discounts (i.e. registration, security, building fund, and sibling discounts)
  • A $3,000 Gottesman Grant (3G) for each full-time, full-paying student.
  • New lower tuitions for Kindergarten and First Grade.
  • Lillie Brandt Early Childhood Center $8995 tuition for full- time students in the 2’s, 3’s and JK programs (inclusive of the $3,000 Gottesman grant).

TuitionMAX

We are instituting a new K-8 TuitionMAX financial assistance program that places a cap on a family’s obligation at no more than 10% of the family’s adjusted gross income (AGI), no matter the number of children enrolled. This includes ECC siblings of K-8 students. Click here to view the chart of the TuitionMax schedule. Families on existing financial assistance programs can stay with their current program or move to the new TuitionMAX program if it is more beneficial to them.

Tuition Assistance

The school also offers a generous assistance program for lower-income families with children in K-8. Applications are strictly confidential and handled with great dignity and compassion. The Tuition Assistance Program is supported through the school’s annual fundraising, including the Shomrei Torah Annual Campaign, the Gala dinner, the Auction and the school’s Memorial Tree.

  • To qualify for tuition assistance, parents are required to enroll or register their children and provide financial information before the Tuition Assistance Committee will consider their request.
  • Assistance is based upon need and available funds.
  • ​​Early Childhood Center families who need financial assistance can apply for partial scholarships through several small funds.

 

We believe all Jewish families should benefit from a GRTWA education, and it is our goal to overcome all barriers to enrollment.

  • For questions on registration, please contact Director of Operations, Donna Pradith at 973-584-5530 ext 3014 or at dpradith@grtwacademy.org.
  • For questions on affordability, please contact Director of Finance, Sue Och at 973-584-5530 ext 3010 or soch@grtwacademy.org.

As always, we will continue to work with you in a compassionate, respectful, and confidential manner. All financial disclosure information provided for either assistance program is held in confidence.

GRTWA subscribes to the principles of fair Practice for the Administration of Financial Aid as outlined by NAIS (National Association of Independent Schools.