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 2023-24 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 tuition fees for 2023-24 are as follows:
Tuition after 52.75% CWELCC rebate*
Approximate Tax Refund (45%)
Approximate Out-of-Pocket Tuition Cost (tuition minus tax refund)
N/A; See note
N/A; See note
Grades 1 to 8
* As a licensed child care provider, Heschel has opted into the Canada-Wide Early Learning and Child Care (CWELCC) system. The government is refunding tuition fees paid in our Early Years program (Preschool, JK and SK) by 52.75% in 2023. The Early Years fees listed are unchanged from the 2022-23 school year, as they are now governed by the Ministry of Education and are subject to change any time as per their guidelines. The CWELCC refund may also be adjusted in the 2024 calendar year.
Charitable Tax Receipts for Tuition
A charitable receipt for tuition payments for JK through Grade 8 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.
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 2023-24 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:
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.
Other School Fees
Activity and Materials Fee:
A one-time Activity and Materials 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, kisuim, 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.
Activity Fees for 2023-24 will be levied on September 1, 2023, as follows:
JK, SK, Gr 1
Grades 2 to 5
Grades 6 to 8
Building Administration Fee:
Each family,from Grade 1 onward,pays a $1,100 building administration fee per year. The payment schedule for this fee is selected in the Continuous Enrollment Agreement and carried forward for subsequent school years.
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 $90. Costs will vary based on the pieces which are selected and can be seen here.
Students in JK are required to purchase a Heschel baseball cap to be worn during school trips.
(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 email@example.com. 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, Director of Admissions & Marketing, at firstname.lastname@example.org