WALTHAM—Gann Academy, a pluralistic, Jewish high school in Waltham committed to academic excellence and a meaningful Jewish education announced today that it is expanding its tuition assistance programs to include a new Pioneer Fellows Program in addition to the Minimum Award Program that Gann piloted last year.
The new Pioneer Program is for students matriculating from public schools and offers a 20% discount off of tuition each year to a limited number of students. Any Gann applicant who attended public school since at least 6th grade may apply for this program.
“The Gann community is enriched by the active engagement of students new or returning to Jewish day school education —we want to welcome these families with this targeted tuition assistance program,” said Head of School, Rabbi Marc Baker.
The Minimum Award Program offers at least $5,000 for every family who qualifies for financial aid. Gann piloted this program for the 2013-14 school year to ensure that all financial aid recipients receive a meaningful minimum award. Eligibility for this award is based on the financial aid application and review process.
Last year, Gann Academy granted financial aid awards totaling $2.5 million, funding over 96% of all applications.
“Gann Academy is committed to making Jewish day school accessible to all admitted students, regardless of financial need. We believe that our pluralistic community is further enhanced by the socioeconomic diversity of our student body, and in support of this goal, we have created these unique programs to ensure that enrollment is available for the greatest number of mission-appropriate students,” said Chief Financial and Administrative Officer, Christine Miller.