Welcome to the Hochberg Lower School Admissions Office
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 Posnack School East Campus
Thank you for your interest in Posnack School East. 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 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 (305) 933-6946, ext.7832 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Director of Admissions, Posnack East
Applications are accepted all year long, but we do suggest that you start the process in November for the following school year. Posnack East 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 (305) 933-6946, ext. 7832.
Your Child’s Journey to Success Starts at Posnack East
At Posnack School’s 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 (305) 933-6946, Ext. 7832 to arrange a visit.
The Posnack School 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, 2020. Applications submitted after January 15, 2020 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
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.
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-transferrable re-enrollment fee to reserve a seat for the next school year. For the 2020-2021 school year, this fee is due by January 15, 2020.
Posnack Plus Tuition
Grades 1-5: $31,700
Learning Resource Fee
Lower School: $4,550
English Language Program (ELP) Fee
Lower School: $5,550
Posnack School Campus Fee
Each student is responsible for a $1,075 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 Posnack School’s advancement program and plays a critical role in helping Posnack School maintain its high level of academic excellence.
Two or more children enrolled – younger siblings receive a $500 discount per additional child.
For the 2020-2021 school year, if payment in full is received by April 3, 2020, there is a 3% tuition discount.
Tuition includes daily lunch
- Payment in full by April 3, 2020 receives a 3% tuition discount
- Two (2)equal payments due June 1, 2020 and December 3, 2020
- 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.
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.
Download Tuition & Fee Information
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 assistance application. A processing fee of $50 will be paid directly to Posnack School. Once your application is complete, Posnack School’s Financial Assistance Committee will review the family financial information provided by you and then determine a financial assistance award. Posnack School provides financial assistance 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.
How to Apply for Financial Assistance
Applications can be made using the 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 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR IS JANUARY 15, 2020.
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. The deadline for new families to apply for financial assistance for the 2020-2021 school year is one week from the date the student is registered.
All families will be notified after the school reviews their completed application.
Families applying for financial assistance must apply to Step Up for Students, a State of Florida scholarship program created to help families whose educational choices are limited by household income, and/or the AAA Scholarship. Families who qualify for Step Up for Students and/or AAA Scholarship must apply to those scholarships in addition to Posnack School financial assistance. Click here to learn more about the step up for student scholarship program’s household income qualifications.
PLEASE PRINT OUT THIS PAGE FOR USEFUL INFORMATION BEFORE STARTING YOUR APPLICATION.
FAMILIES WITH STUDENTS ENROLLED IN BOTH THE POSNACK MAIN AND EAST CAMPUSES SHOULD SUBMIT ONLY ONE FA APPLICATION TO POSNACK MAIN CAMPUS.
- 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. Please be sure to complete all pages
- 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 the page 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.)
- Read and agree to terms and conditions of the Financial Assistance policies and procedures.
- When you have completed the ENTIRE application, please print out the application by selecting “File”, “Print” and then “Entire Notebook.”
- Only hard copies will be accepted. No emailed or scan documents will be accepted.
- The completed application and ALL supporting documents must be submitted to the business office no later than January 15, 2020. (Returning families). Only completed applications are considered.
- Financial assistance paperwork will not be accepted or processed until academic acceptance to Posnack School is completed and the Enrollment and Tuition Agreement has been signed.
- If you have questions regarding our financial assistance program, please contact Donna Diehl at 305-933-6946, ext. 7867 or email her at email@example.com.