Money from anonymous donor will provide families with up to $5,000 each
TORONTO, Feb. 5, 2013 /CNW/ - The Leo Baeck Day School is making a
Jewish education more affordable for middle-income families with
today's launch of a subsidy of up to $5,000 for eligible new students.
The first program of its kind offered by a Jewish day school in the
province, the incentive seeks to lessen the financial barrier that
makes private Jewish school unaffordable for some families.
Supported by start-up capital from a generous anonymous donor, the
"AlephBaeck" tuition incentive is for eligible new students entering
the school's Thornhill campus in September 2013.
"Not only will this program increase enrolment, but more tuition fees
allow us to minimize tuition increases for all parents. Everyone wins,"
said Head of School Eric Petersiel, adding Leo Baeck's solid financial
track record is a result of using tuition fees to cover all expenses.
While the school has two campuses - one in Thornhill and one in the City
of Toronto - the program is being piloted at the Thornhill campus only
for the 2013/2014 school year.
"Given changing demographics in York Region, piloting this program at
our North Campus makes sense," said Petersiel, who oversees both
The program is for new students entering Leo Baeck's Thornhill campus in
nursery, JK, SK, Grade 1 or Grade 2. Petersiel said the school hopes to
eventually expand the program.
More information can be found at www.alephbaeck.ca
About The Leo Baeck Day School
Leo Baeck, a Reform Jewish day school, is committed to providing
academic excellence in a nurturing community. It is the only Reform
Jewish day school in Canada and the largest in North America. The
school is aligned with the Reform Jewish movement, which maintains that
Jewish observance and traditions should be modern, egalitarian and
compatible with participation in the world at large. Leo Baeck is also
the only Jewish school in Canada designated as an International
Baccalaureate (IB) World School, which reflects its pluralistic
philosophy. The school focuses on a child-centered approach to
education that nurtures each child's individual learning style.
SOURCE: Leo Baeck Day School
For further information:
Eric Petersiel, Head of School
The Leo Baeck Day School
(416) 787-9899 x350