Admissions Procedure

The decision about the educational program a family provides for their children clearly merits thought and deliberation. At Bet Shraga Hebrew Academy, we welcome inquiries from families who wish to provide their children with the best the Capital District has to offer in secular and Judaic studies, set in a nurturing environment infused with Jewish values. Jewish families from all affiliations are welcome at the Bet Shraga Hebrew Academy. Our common denominator is an interest in a high quality education as well as a strong grounding in the richness of Jewish life.

All applicable admissions forms are available for download.

Applying

Please complete and submit an application form. Completed applications may be mailed, hand-delivered, or scanned and sent via email hidden; JavaScript is required. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Upon receipt of a completed application, we will contact you to schedule a school tour and meeting with the Principal.

Following the tour and meeting, we will work with you to schedule a time for your child(ren) to spend some time at our school. Entering Kindergartners meet with teachers and peers for approximately one hour. Entering First through Eighth graders spend several hours in their present grade with their peers.

Admission decisions are made by a committee consisting of the Principal and appropriate faculty. Accepted students will be offered an Enrollment Contract.

Tuition and Fees

2017-2018 Annual Tuition: $11,450.00 per student

Building Fund: $500.00 per family
The Building Fund is a one-time obligation payable at the beginning of the second year of enrollment at HACD. For most families, this is at the beginning of 1st grade.

Middle School Trips: $975.00 per student
Middle School students participate in several trips each year, including a 4-day nature studies trip in the fall, a local Shabbaton in the winter, and a bus excursion in the spring.

Financing

Providing a Jewish day school education to as many families as possible, regardless of ability to pay, has always been a core value of Bet Shraga Hebrew Academy of the Capital District. It is the intent of the school to make tuition assistance available as broadly and fairly as possible. We offer financial assistance based on demonstrated financial need and available financial funds. All requests for assistance and financial information are kept strictly confidential. It is possible that financial assistance will not be available if the application is received after the deadline of April 3, 2017.

Graduated Tuition Plan

Our Graduated Tuition Plan allows families new to Hebrew Academy to experience Hebrew Academy’s dual curriculum, dedicated teachers, and student-focused learning while at the same time taking advantage of greatly reduced tuition rates for K-5th grade. Over the course of 2-4 years, each family’s investment in their children’s education increases in manageable increments. Please download the Graduated Tuition Plan Information Sheet above for more details about this plan.

All families participating in the Graduated Tuition Plan are also eligible for additional aid through our need-based Tuition Assistance Program.

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