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Our straightforward admissions process lets prospective students and their families concentrate on things that are more important than forms. The Posnack School accepts admission applications for Kindergarten through the 10th grade.

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Tuition & Fees

The David Posnack Jewish Day School offers our students a unique and challenging educational experience that combines an intensive, focused general education with an innovative, exciting Jewish curriculum.

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Financial Assistance

David Posnack Jewish Day School is committed to educating Jewish children regardless of a family’s ability to pay the full cost of tuition.

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Posnack Virtual School

We are proud to introduce our newest initiative, Posnack Virtual School for students in the 9th and 10th grades.

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Summer Semester

Registration is now closed for the Posnack School’s summer semester. Please check back in spring.

A Great Education Starts at the Posnack School

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Thank you for your interest in the David Posnack Jewish Day School. At the Posnack School, our students learn critical thinking and problem solving skills in an exciting and nurturing environment. Our students are always being challenged both intellectually and spiritually to discover their passion that will help with their academic growth and commitment to Jewish values. This is accomplished through our integrated curriculum where students are motivated to be active learners and participants in our school community. While our student body comes from a wide range of Jewish backgrounds, when they come together at the Posnack School, everyone feels at home. Incoming students, whether they are beginning Kindergarten or joining us in their middle or high school years are embraced by the warmth of our teachers, administration, and fellow students. I encourage you to take the next step forward in creating an excellent education for your child by visiting our campus for a personal tour or by attending one of our upcoming open houses-it is the best way to get to know us! Please contact me at 954-583-6100 x641 or email sjackowitz@posnackschool.org.

Sincerely,

Susie Jackowitz
Director of Admissions

Application Information

Applications are accepted all year long, but we do suggest that you start the process in October for the following school year. The Posnack School requires all applicants to take an admission test administered at our school. Students applying to the Middle School or to Fischer High School will be contacted to schedule a personal interview. For more information, or to arrange a campus tour and meeting with our Director of Admissions, please fill out our contact form or call (954) 583-6100, ext. 641.

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Your Child’s Journey to Success Starts Here

At the David Posnack Jewish Day School, we want all our students’ experiences to be positive ones. Our straightforward admissions process lets prospective students and their families concentrate on things that are more important than forms. Application is separated by grade level. Each application kit includes a checklist to walk applicants through the process. The Posnack School accepts applications for students in Kindergarten through 10th grade.

Application Schedule

The Posnack School accepts admission applications for Kindergarten through the 10th grade. Applications are accepted all year long, but we do suggest that you start the process in October for the following school year. The Admissions Committee meets to review each applicant’s file once we have received all required information. Parents will receive a letter of acceptance followed by an enrollment & tuition agreement. Applicants have two weeks to return the executed agreement along with their deposit.

Testing and Interviews

Posnack requires all applicants to take an admission test administered at our school. Students applying to Middle School and Fischer High School will be contacted to schedule a personal interview. For more information, or to meet with our Director of Admissions, please fill out our contact form or call (954) 583-6100, ext. 641.

Kindergarten-1st Grade
Download the forms below to start the application process for your kindergarten through 1st grade child.
2nd-5th Grades
Download the forms below to start the application process for your 2nd through 5th grade child.

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Tuition & Fees

Posnack School–The Best Investment You’ll Ever Make

The David Posnack Jewish Day School offers our students a unique, challenging, educational experience, by combining an intensive, focused general education with an innovative, exciting Jewish curriculum. At the Posnack School we are concerned not only with our students’ academic accomplishments, but also with their social and character development. We believe that this can be achieved most successfully when parents and school staff work together in a nurturing environment in order to ensure our children’s well-being.

Administrative Fee

All applications require a non-refundable administration and testing fee of $250.

Returning students pay a $500 non-refundable re-enrollment fee by January 19, 2017.

New students pay a $500 non-refundable enrollment fee within two weeks of acceptance. The non-refundable fee will reserve a place for the next school year, subject to satisfactory completion of the current year’s academic work, good behavior and family’s support of the school’s mission and philosophy.

New students pay a one-time matriculation fee of $1,250, which is included in the tuition agreement.

Campus Fee

Each family is responsible for an annual fee of $1,350. This fee helps to offset maintenance costs of the grounds and common areas, security guards, campus upgrades, PTO membership, etc.

Facilities Fee

Each family is responsible for an annual fee of $500 per student. This fee helps to offset building maintenance and upkeep, technological infrastructure, security equipment, etc.

Laptop Computer

Students in the Middle School and Fischer High School are required to purchase a laptop for use in classes. Laptops must be purchased from the school specified vendor and configured for use with school systems. Contact the Admissions Department for more information on laptop options.

Additional Costs

  • Student uniforms
  • Overnight and/or long-distance trips
  • 6th-12th grade books and lab fees
  • Senior dues
  • School lunches (optional)
  • Transportation (optional)

Sibling Discounts

  • 2 or more children enrolled – younger siblings receive a 5% discount calculated on the base tuition

Annual Fund

It is expected that all families will contribute to the Annual Fund at their level of financial ability. The Annual Fund is the cornerstone of the Posnack School’s advancement program and plays a critical role in helping the Posnack School maintain its high level of academic excellence. The expense of operating a state-of-the-art academic institution committed to meeting the needs of students at various levels requires enormous capital. Supplemental funds raised through voluntary contributions to the Annual Fund are essential if the Posnack School is to maintain a comprehensive, well-rounded educational program which offers challenging academics and a wide variety of extra-curricular activities.

Gifts from parents, grandparents, friends, faculty, staff and alumni enable the Posnack School to enhance the education environment of the school by attracting and retaining top teachers and coaches, providing and sustaining cutting edge technology, expanding the fine arts and enhancing professional development. Please contact our Director of Development, Jessica Ben Nun, at 954-583-6100 ext 247.

2017-2018 Tuition

Kindergarten & 1st Grade $16,750
Grades 2-4 $18,300
Grades 5-7 $19,300
Grades 8 $19,800
Grades 9 $20,350
Grades 10-12 $21,100
Posnack Virtual School $15,000–$3000 discount for the inaugural year
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Payment Options

  • Payment in full by April 7, 2017 receives a 3% tuition discount
  • Two (2) equal payments due June 2, 2017 and December 1, 2017
  • Ten (10) automatic credit card payments via the FACTS Program
  • Ten (10) automatic bank payments (ACH) debit via the FACTS Program*

*Please consult the FACTS Automatic Tuition Payment Agreement for details and fees.

Financial Assistance

Request for financial assistance will be addressed on a case-by-case basis and as funds are available. All requests are kept confidential. Your financial assistance paperwork will not be processed until acceptance to the Posnack School is completed. Applications for financial assistance are available here.

Financial Assistance–Help When You Need It

We recognize that paying for a day school education can be challenging and we want to help families meet that challenge. David Posnack Jewish Day School is committed to educating Jewish children regardless of a family’s ability to pay the full cost of tuition. The application details the required information you should gather and have available as you enter information into the financial aid application. A processing fee of $50 will be paid directly to Posnack. Once your application is complete, David Posnack Jewish Day School’s Financial Aid Committee will review the family financial information provided by you and then determine a financial aid award. David Posnack Jewish Day School provides financial aid on the basis of demonstrated financial need and availability of funds without regard to race, ethnic origin, or disability. All application forms, tax information, and other related paperwork is held in the strictest confidence. We feel that the success of our financial aid program depends on the confidentiality of financial information. We also expect that families will keep their financial award confidential as well. Awards may be withdrawn for failure to comply with this request. To begin the Financial Assistance process please follow the instructions below.

How to Apply for Financial Assistance

Applications can be made using an electronic spreadsheet.

To apply, download the financial assistance spreadsheet. When prompted, select “SAVE.” This will allow you to save your information as you go. Selecting “OPEN” will not allow you to save your information. When finished, print the completed spreadsheet and return to school along with all supporting documents by the due date.

THE DEADLINE FOR CURRENT SCHOOL FAMILIES TO APPLY FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR THE 2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR IS JANUARY 19, 2017.

NEW FAMILIES TO THE SCHOOL ARE WELCOME TO SUBMIT A FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE REQUEST AS SOON AS STUDENTS HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED AND THEIR ENROLLMENT AGREEMENT HAS BEEN SIGNED. ALL FAMILIES WILL BE NOTIFIED AFTER THE SCHOOL REVIEWS THEIR COMPLETED APPLICATION.

ALL FAMILIES APPLYING FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE MUST FIRST DETERMINE WHETHER THEIR HOUSEHOLD INCOME QUALIFIES THEM FOR STEP UP FOR STUDENTS, A SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM CREATED TO HELP FAMILIES WHOSE EDUCATIONAL CHOICES ARE LIMITED BY HOUSEHOLD INCOME. FAMILIES WHO QUALIFY FOR STEP UP FOR STUDENTS, MUST APPLY FOR A STEP UP FOR STUDENTS SCHOLARSHIP IN ADDITION TO FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE STEP UP FOR STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM’S HOUSEHOLD INCOME QUALIFICATIONS.

TAX RETURN INFORMATION FROM 2016 SHOULD BE USED IN THE COMPLETION OF THIS APPLICATION. 2016 TAX RETURNS WILL BE REQUIRED ON APRIL 18, 2017.

Application Instructions

PLEASE PRINT OUT THIS PAGE FOR USEFUL INFORMATION BEFORE STARTING YOUR APPLICATION.

IF YOU HAVE STUDENTS ENROLLED IN POSNACK MAIN AND EAST CAMPUS’ SUBMIT ONLY ONE FA APPLICATION TO POSNACK MAIN CAMPUS.

The application is ten pages. Please be sure to complete all ten pages.

  • Each of these pages are under separate tabs located at the bottom of each sheet. You need to click on each tab to get to a new page.
  • If your on-line answers are longer than the allotted space the information will not print properly. Please be cautious to avoid this from happening. If you need additional space, please enter information on page 11 titled “Add. Info.”
  • Please use the mouse to move from question to question instead of the Enter or Tab keys.
  • Remember to save your work every so often to avoid losing information you have already entered (i.e. power outage, etc.)
  • When you have completed the application, please print out the application by selecting “File”, “Print” and then “Entire Notebook.”
  • The completed application and supporting documents must be submitted to the business office no later than Thursday, January 19, 2017. (Returning families).

Financial assistance paperwork will not be accepted or processed until academic acceptance to David Posnack Jewish Day School is completed and the Enrollment and Tuition Agreement has been signed. If you have questions regarding our financial assistance program, please contact Karen Kleiman at 954-583-6100, ext. 235 or email her at kkleiman@posnackschool.org.