Flexible Tuition

The Jewish Day School is committed to providing a rich and vibrant education for all interested families. With the support of the Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley and our community, we are able to offer an outstanding academic experience, with the lowest student:teacher ratio in the area, at an affordable cost.


We appreciate the long-term investment and the significant sacrifices that parents make when giving their children the gift of a private school education. We recognize that each family is doing everything possible to make a meaningful contribution towards tuition.


To ease the financial strain that is felt by our families the school has implemented a FLEXIBLE TUITION PROGRAM.  This financial model takes a different approach to financial aid.  Rather than focusing on a tuition grant/scholarship, the focus is on what level of tuition my family can afford to pay. We invite all families to participate in our FLEXIBLE TUITION PROGRAM. Flexible tuition is offered according to the school resources available, on condition that applying families make appropriate financial disclosures, and on the assumption that all families “will allocate tuition as an appropriate priority in the family budget.”


Families opting to participate in this program should submit financial material through FACTS to have a tuition assessment completed. To apply please see our JDS online FACTS application. Families who do not wish to participate in this program can opt out of the assessment and pay the standard tuition rate as listed in the enrollment contract.


If you have questions or concerns regarding the impartial and anonymous application process, please contact Sara Schonbach, Director of Admissions at 610-437-0721 or via email at sschonbach@jdslv.org.