Tuition and Affordability


2023-2024 Tuition and Fees

Parent/Child: 1 - 3 year olds 

  • 2 mornings a week, Thursdays and Fridays, 9:30-10:30am            
  • Every Thursday and Friday except holidays. 
  • Akiba-Schechter early childhood classroom and Harold Washington Park (as appropriate)
  • Session 1: September 28 - January 26
  • Session 2: March 29 - May 31 
  • Each individual session is $850, with a discounted rate of $1500 for both sessions.

  • Parent/child families are exempt from additional annual fees. 

Preschool: 2 - 4 year olds 

  • 5 mornings (8:15am - 12pm)         $14,150
  • 5 full days (M-Th 8:15am-3:30pm, F 8:15am - 2:30pm)        $19,550
  • Fees include security, school supplies, field trips, technology, classroom celebrations, and snacks.

Additional options:

Late Pickup Monday – Thursday 3:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. (No late pick-up on Fridays) $3,000 

Kindergarten - 8th Grade

  • Kindergarten - 4th grade            $24,730
  • 5th - 7th grade                              $26,040
  • 8th grade                                       $26,190
  • Fees include security, school supplies, field trips (exclusive of overnight trips), technology, classroom celebrations and snacks.

Additional Annual Fees:

  • Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) Dues: $75 per student ($125 family cap)
  • Give or Get Donation: $650 per family with a student in K-8
  • Bus Fee (if applicable): To be determined based upon participants. 

We are here to help you through this process! There are many options for affording Akiba-Schechter.  If you have questions or if we can help in any way, please contact us at

JUF RIGHT START: Did you know that Preschool students may be be eligible to receive up to $2,000 in tuition assistance through JUF's Right Start Program? Click here to learn more.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Financial assistance from Akiba-Schechter is available starting in Kindergarten. For more information and questions, please contact the Finance Office at

You can apply for financial assistance any time after submitting an application for enrollment. Akiba-Schechter uses FACTS Grant and Aid Assessment to aid us in the process. Apply online at This is the first step in helping us best determine how to help you through the financial aid process.

HEEREY SCHOLARSHIP: The Heerey Foundation Grant Program at Akiba-Schechter provides full scholarships for qualifying 7th and 8th grade students. We are grateful to the Bernard Heerey Family Foundation for providing generous tuition assistance to eligible Akiba-Schechter families. If you are interested in learning more about this program and seeing if your family might qualify, please contact