Tuition and Affordability Programs

Our mission is to help each family find an accessible path to Jewish education. In this new chapter of Gann‘s history, accessibility is a top priority. We are proud to announce our lowest tuition increase ever, less than 1%, for the 2021-2022 school year.  
 
Gann Academy’s tuition is indexed to family income. Tuition for the 2021-2022 school year will range from $10,000- $49,950. We have multiple tuition support programs available to families including our traditional financial aid program, our Partners program for Jewish professionals, our Pioneer program for families new to Jewish Day School, and our innovative Within Reach pricing model to support middle-income families.

We are grateful that generous philanthropic support makes it possible for us to offer tuition assistance in many different forms and anticipate that over 50% of our families will avail themselves of our generous and robust tuition support programs. We encourage you to apply even if you have not considered it in past years. 

Families are welcome to apply for multiple programs (detailed below), and Gann will assess the tuition that is best for each family.

Traditional Financial Aid

This need-based program provides tuition subsidies based on detailed income and asset information provided by families. A committee evaluates all applications submitted through SSS (School and Student Services) to determine a family’s tuition assessment. Gann guarantees that all families who qualify for traditional need-based financial aid will receive a minimum award of $5,000.

Visit the Traditional Financial Aid page to learn more about the program and download the application.
 
 

Within Reach

Within Reach offers predictable tuition for four years, scaled to family income, for families who might not qualify for traditional need-based programs. This program is offered to families with adjusted gross incomes between $175,000 and $500,000 and net assets under $500,000 (excluding primary residence and retirement accounts).  It recognizes the commitment families make to Jewish day school and college education, adjusting tuition assessments according to the number of students in qualifying schools.
 
Visit the Within Reach page to learn more about the program, view your family's personal tuition scale, and download the Within Reach application.
 
 

Pioneer Program

The Pioneer Program is for students who are joining us from public schools. The program offers an annual 20% tuition discount to a limited number of students who enroll at Gann for the ninth or tenth grade from public middle schools. Any Gann applicant to the ninth or tenth grade who attended public school since at least sixth grade and who does not have a sibling who has attended Gann may apply for the program. For 2021-2022, students in the Pioneer Program will pay tuition of $39,960.
 

Professional Partner Program

The Gann community is enriched by the active engagement of our communal leaders and their families, therefore the Professional Partner Program is for students with the primary-income parent who is a full-time Jewish communal professional. Recipients receive a tuition discount of $10,000 per child per year. This program is available to both ninth grade and transfer applicants. For 2021-2022, students in the Professional Partner Program pay tuition of $39,950.

Frequently Asked Questions

List of 8 frequently asked questions.

Application Deadline

Applications for Affordability and Tuition Assistance applications are due February 15, 2022. Late applications will be considered as funds are available. Financial aid decision letters will accompany Gann Academy acceptance letters.  

Fees & Payment Plans

Gann’s tuition includes the all-school retreat, athletic uniforms, and Shabbatonim. For students traveling to Israel, there is an additional assessment which is highly subsidized and linked to family income. Tuition may be paid annually, semi-annually, or in ten monthly payments.

Affordability Programs Contact

Amy Chandler-Nelson
Director of Business Operations
781.642.6800, ext. 113


Morton E. Ruderman Inclusion Scholarship Fund


Gann's affordability programs are made possible in part by a generous grant from the Morton E. Ruderman Inclusion Scholarship Fund.
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