Welcome to the Hochberg Lower School Admissions Office
Campus Virtual Tour
Take a virtual tour of the Hochberg Lower School campus in Hallandale Beach. Our brand new East Campus building opened in early 2020. These amazing state-of-the-art facilities offer unparalleled learning opportunities for our students.
Our straightforward admissions process lets prospective students and their families concentrate on things that are more important than forms. Hochberg Lower School accepts admission applications for Kindergarten through the 5th Grade.
Tuition & Fees
Hochberg Lower School offers our students a unique and challenging educational experience that combines an intensive, focused general education with an innovative, exciting Jewish curriculum. Learn more about tuition and fees >>>
David Posnack Jewish Day School is committed to educating Jewish children regardless of a family’s ability to pay the full cost of tuition.
A Great Education Starts at Hochberg Lower School
Thank you for your interest in Hochberg Lower School (East Campus). At Posnack Jewish Day 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, everyone feels at home. Incoming students 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!
To schedule a tour today Please call me at 954-299-3600 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Director of Admissions, Hochberg Lower School (East Campus)
Applications are accepted all year long, but we do suggest that you start the process in November for the following school year. Hochberg Lower School requires all applicants to take an admission test administered at our school. For more information, or to arrange a campus tour and meeting with our Director of Admissions, please fill out our contact form or call 954-299-3600.
Your Child’s Journey to Success Starts Here
At Hochberg Lower School (East Campus), 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 and can be found in the sidebar on the right. Each new student must submit an Application for Admission together with a $250 non-refundable application fee and a copy of his/her birth certificate.
A tour of our campus is the best way to learn about all that our school has to offer your child. Please call our Director of Admissions, Merav Tal at 954-299-3600 to arrange a visit.
Hochberg Lower School (East Campus) accepts admission applications for Kindergarten through the 5th grade all year long, but we do suggest that you start the process in November 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.
After submission of the application, and appropriate fees you will receive notification informing you that an evaluation should be scheduled with the school. The required evaluation will assess the student’s school readiness and style of learning, emphasizing areas of strength and weakness. This evaluation and several other factors/criteria will be used to reach an admission decision.
Teacher & HOS Recommendations
Parents must sign the school release form and give the signed release, the teacher recommendation, and Head of School forms to your child’s current teacher. The current school will then return the forms directly to Posnack East. Please note, our school cannot accept forms that have been hand-delivered to us. All forms must be sent directly from your child’s current school.
Prospective students must plan to spend one day in their age appropriate classroom. Students must arrive at 8:00 am and will be dismissed at 2:00 pm. During this visit, students participate in all classroom activities. The applicants will be tested during the day of the visit. Our admissions office will arrange the time directly with the classroom teachers.
Families may apply for Financial Assistance after the student has been accepted and the application and enrollment fees are submitted to the School. Financial assistance is available on a first come first served basis. See information below
All applications should be received by January 15, 2021. Applications submitted after January 15, 2021 will be accepted as space is available. Applicants will be placed on a waiting list if the grade to which they are applying reaches its capacity.
The Admissions Committee will meet to determine an admissions decision for each applicant within two (2) weeks of completion of all steps in the application process. Families will then be notified of the admission decision. If the student is accepted, a signed Enrollment Contract and a $500 non-refundable registration fee are required within ten (10) days to secure the accepted student’s spot.
Posnack School East Tuition & Fees
Hochberg Lower School–The Best Investment You’ll Ever Make
The 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.
Application & Testing
All admission applications require a non-refundable application fee of $250.
New students: There is a $500 non-refundable/non-transferrable enrollment fee within two weeks of acceptance for new students. The non-refundable fee reserves a seat for the next school year, subject to satisfactory completion of the current year’s academic work, a student’s good standing, and family’s support of the school’s mission and philosophy. Additionally, each new student is responsible for paying a one-time matriculation fee of $1,250, which is included in the tuition agreement.
Returning students: There is a $500 non-refundable/non-transferable re-enrollment fee due by January 29, 2021. The non-refundable fee reserves a seat for the next school year, subject to satisfactory completion of the current year’s academic work, a student’s good standing, and family’s support of the school’s mission and philosophy.
Posnack Plus Tuition
Grades 1-5: $32,950
Learning Resource (LR) Fee
Lower School: $4,550
English Language Program (ELP) Fee
Lower School: $5,550
Posnack School Campus Fee
Each student is responsible for a $1,095 facility fee. This fee includes PTO membership and helps to offset facility costs, technological infrastructure and security costs including but not limited to cyber structural, access control, and safeguard exterior. The fee is included in the family’s tuition agreement.
Credit Card Fee
There is a 3% convenience fee for all credit card transactions.
- Athletic uniforms
- Student uniforms
- Overnight and/or long-distance trips
It is expected that all families will contribute to the Annual Campaign at their level of financial ability. The Annual Campaign is the cornerstone of Hochberg Lower School (East Campus)’s advancement program and plays a critical role in helping our school maintain its high level of academic excellence.
Two or more children enrolled – younger siblings receive a $500 discount per additional child.
For the 2021-2022 school year, if payment in full is received by April 15, 2020, there is a 3% tuition discount.
Tuition includes daily lunch
- Payment in full by April 15, 2021 receives a 3% tuition discount
- Two (2) equal payments due June 1, 2021 and December 1, 2021
- 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.
Requests for financial assistance will be addressed on a case-by-case basis and as funds are available. All requests are kept strictly confidential. Applications for financial assistance for the 2021-2022 school year are available below.
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. Hochberg Lower School is committed to educating Jewish children regardless of a family’s ability to pay the full cost of tuition.
Financial need is determined by the ability to meet educational expenses, not on a willingness to pay. Awards are annual, contingent upon continuing eligibility and availability of funds. The financial assistance (FA) process is strictly confidential.
Financial Assistance (FA) documents will not be accepted or processed until the Enrollment & Tuition Agreement has been signed and all monies due to Hochberg Lower School are paid and up to date.
FA applications for existing Posnack School families are due no later than January 29, 2021.
For new families, the FA application is due one week from submitting the signed Enrollment and Tuition Agreement.
All financial assistance applications submitted after the deadline will be reviewed on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Adhering to the deadline and responding to missing information is critical.
Please click here to download the FA Application and instructions.