Thank you for exploring The Toronto Heschel School for your child(ren).
We are dedicated to the education of the whole child and committed to delivering academic excellence above expectation and within the framework of the Heschel value system.
To achieve our educational objectives, we must maintain the quality of the school’s vital elements: outstanding teachers and staff, continuous training, curriculum development, and a physical environment that is conducive to learning. A large percentage of tuition revenue is allocated toward these costs. To determine the tuition fee for the 2022-23 school year, we considered the projected enrollment and overall operating costs. The school continuously monitors costs, to ensure that the tuition fee for the upcoming school year is kept to a reasonable amount.
The Board of Directors has approved the following tuition fees for 2022-23:
As a newly licensed child care provider, Heschel has opted into the Canada-wide Early Learning and Child Care (CWELCC) system. The government is slated to refund tuition fees paid in our Early Years program (Preschool, JK and SK), subject to being approved. This is expected to reduce fees by an average of 25% for September through December 2022, and by an average of 50% in 2023.
A charitable receipt for tuition payments will be issued for the maximum permissible amount per regulations of Canada Revenue Agency. For the past few years, this amount has averaged between 85% and 100% of the tuition payments (based on full fee payments), which brings the after-tax cost of tuition down significantly (please see example on the back of this page). Charitable receipts only apply for JK through Grade 8. Child care receipts can be issued for the Preschool. Charitable receipts for JK and SK will be based upon the net amount paid after any refund from the CWELCC program.
A one-time activity fee for the academic year is charged annually for each student in JK through Grade 8 to cover the costs of all class trips (transportation, admission, and special materials), special programs and workshops, student agendas, kissuyyim, and photocopying / printing, and assist to offset the cost of the yearbook. This fee excludes the Grades 6 – 8 year-end trips that are priced closer to the event.
Students in SK to Grade 8 are required to wear a gym uniform; the cost of a gym t-shirt, sweatshirt, sweatpants, shorts, and hat is approximately $75. Students in JK are required to purchase a Heschel baseball cap.
Each family,from JK onward,pays a $1,100.00 building administration fee per year.
Charitable Tax Receipts for Tuition
When considering the cost of tuition, remember that, based on the past few years’ information, a high portion of the fees paid to The Toronto Heschel School qualify for a charitable tax receipt. The example below is for a full paying family and may vary depending on individual circumstances.
Example: Calculation of After-Tax Cost of Tuition (based on 2022-23 Gr 1-8 fees)
Net amount for donation receipt (based on average over past few years):
Approximate tax liability savings when applying tuition receipt (may vary according to individuals’ circumstances):
After-tax cost of tuition:
After-tax cost of tuition as percentage of tuition paid:
(Applicable for JK – Grade 8, in conjunction with UJA)
We recognize that for some families our tuition may be difficult to manage, and as such, we continue to offer a tuition scholarship program which ensures that the maximum amount of financial support possible is offered to those families who require it. This tuition scholarship program considers adjusted family income in determining the tuition fee payable. Please visit dayschoolscholarships.ca to learn more and use the Scholarship Calculator to see if you qualify.
For further information on our tuition scholarship program, please contact Mark Abramsohn, Director of Business Operations at firstname.lastname@example.org. All inquiries are held in the strictest of confidence. Thank you for your interest in our school. Should you have any further questions or concerns regarding enrollment or the admission process, please do not hesitate to contact Bailey Daniels in our Admissions Office at email@example.com