AMOS & CELIA HEILICHER MINNEAPOLIS JEWISH DAY SCHOOL

Affordability

Heilicher is committed to making our high-quality educational experience accessible to as many families in the community as possible. Tuition levels are set by the Board of Trustees to reflect this value of inclusivity balanced with the school’s operational needs. No family pays 100% of the cost of a Heilicher education. The Heilicher Annual Fund and other fundraising efforts subsidize every student’s education to help cover the gap between tuition and actual costs.

Important Note: No family pays 100% of the cost of a Heilicher education. Full tuition covers approximately 75% of the actual cost per student. The Annual Fund and other fundraising efforts subsidize every student’s education each year.

For Middle School (grades 6-8) only: Tuition includes fees for multi-day overnight trips/retreats. Historically, these trips have included the Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center in Finland, Minnesota, in grade 6; an on-campus retreat in grade 7; and Washington, D.C. in grade 8. 

Tuition also includes supplies and technology fees. This covers “back-to-school” items that most schools ask families to purchase and helps support the school’s technology infrastructure, including student use of Chromebooks and iPads.

Additional charges not included in tuition may include: meals, school-sponsored aftercare, co-curricular programming and athletics, and replacement of lost school-provided materials.

Tuition can be paid in full prior to the start of the school year or monthly by automatic withdrawal from your checking or savings account. Families prepaying full tuition will receive a $250 credit on their account for the 2022-2023 school year.


Financial Assistance

We are committed to being a socioeconomically diverse school community. Families are granted financial assistance based on demonstrated need and availability of scholarship funds. Financial assistance awards are grants from Heilicher that are not expected to be repaid.

Likelihood of Receiving Financial Assistance
The following chart shows the general likelihood of receiving financial assistance based on annual household income and number of students in the family enrolled. Actual awards are based on income, number of students enrolled, assets, and resources. Every family’s situation is unique, and the school gives careful attention to each family’s application individually.

Likelihood of Receiving Financial Assistance Grid. Call 952.381.3500 for details.

We encourage all families to carefully evaluate their ability to pay tuition, and we expect families to contribute to the educational cost at the highest possible level given their economic situation. Currently, about two-thirds of Heilicher families receive some degree of financial assistance. Over the last three years, Heilicher has given out approximately $1.25 million in financial aid per year.

How to Request Financial Assistance
Families apply online annually through a third-party service called Tuition Aid Data Services (TADS). All personal information is held in strictest confidence. An application for tuition assistance will not prejudice an application for admission. If you are interested in receiving information regarding financial aid, please request this information when filling out an admissions application.

Families are encouraged to complete the TADS worksheet before completing the financial aid application. The worksheet will allow you to gather all necessary paperwork before filling out the online application.

Click here to apply at tads.com

Click here to apply at tads.com

Tuition Grants

Heilicher is now offering the following tuition grants:

  • A tuition grant for children of employees of synagogues and Jewish nonprofits in the Twin Cities. Learn more.
  • A tuition grant for Heilicher students whose parents or guardians volunteer in the Jewish community. Learn more.

If you have further questions, please contact the finance office at finance@hmjds.org or 952.381.3525, or Admissions Director Allie Greenstein at 952.381.3523. We are available to speak with you confidentially and provide you with tools to estimate your family’s expected tuition contribution.