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TUITION MADE AFFORDABLE. EDUCATION THAT'S PRICELESS.

At Sinai Akiba Academy, we believe children deserve innovative instruction, opportunities for growth and a living link to traditions stretching back thousands of years. Through generous tuition assistance, we put it all within reach, partnering with over 30 percent of families to turn state-of-the-art, soulful learning into a reality. We understand the challenges of paying for private education, but we also know the benefits that Sinai Akiba can bring. Because we value Jewish learning, we make it an exceptional value – designing tuition that’s affordable for an education that’s priceless.
 
We encourage you to review our tuition assistance program, designed to help make it possible for qualified families to attend our incredible school. 



Making a Sinai Akiba Education Accessible

• $2.4 Million Tuition Assistance Budget
 
• 23.4% of Students Receive Tuition Assistance



2021-2022 Tuition & Fees

Kindergarten - Grade 8

List of 2 items.

  • $32,350

    Kindergarten - 5th Grade
    (additional fees may apply, dependent upon payment plan)
  • $36,450

    6th - 8th Grade 
    (additional fees may apply, dependent upon payment plan)

Aftercare

We offer an Aftercare program for our kindergarten - 5th graders. It is available from 3-5:30p.m. at $15 per day, per child.


New Student Fee

A $1,500 fee is applicable to all new students entering our programs

ECC

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  • $15,850

    Two-Year-Old through Pre-K
    (additional fees may apply, dependent upon payment plan)
  • Afternoon Program

    5 Day - $6,620
    3 Day - $4,120
    Daily Rate - $55

Parenting Center

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  • $5,720

    Toddler Two-Day Program
  • $8,000

    Toddler Three-Day Program
  • $13,750

    Toddler Five-Day Program

Temple Membership

Sinai Temple membership is required for all families enrolling in the ECC through 8th Grade.

How to Apply for Tuition Assistance

2022 - 2023 Application

Through our Tuition Assistance program, Sinai Akiba Academy is able to welcome and support a diverse group of qualified students, including those who would not otherwise be able to attend our School. The availability of our Tuition Assistance program is largely dependent on our annual budget and the generosity of donors in our community.

Below is all the information you need to complete your Tuition Assistance application:
  • Click here to create your SSS account and complete the Parents' Financial Statement (PFS) online 
  • The Sinai Akiba Academy School Code is 2182 
  • The following tax documents must be submitted to SSS: 
    • 2020 1040 Complete with all schedules and attachments 
    • 2020 W2’s 
    • 2020 Business Tax Returns (if applicable) 
Tuition Assistance cannot be guaranteed unless all information is received on or before the stated deadlines. Late applications will be accepted but may result in limited available funds. We strongly encourage you to apply by the deadlines.  Please note that we limit the amount of aid we grant in the ECC and we do not offer aid in the toddler and 2-year-old programs at this time. 



Important Dates

September 1, 2021
Application available


November 30, 2021

Application deadline for current families


February 7, 2022

Application deadline for new families

Questions?

If you have questions regarding your application or about submitting your forms to SSS, you can visit the SSS resources page or contact them directly at 800-344-8328.

Frequently Asked Questions

List of 7 frequently asked questions.

  • Q. When will I be notified of my Tuition Assistance grant?

    Families will be notified of their Tuition Assistance grant at the time of re-enrollment for our existing families and our new families will be notified at the time of admissions offers are delivered.
  • Q. Should I apply for Tuition Assistance?

    As you consider the cost of an SAA education, there are a number of factors to think about. Temple membership is required in addition to overnight trips (grades 4-8), optional after-school programs and activities, and financial support of the School (Sinai Akiba Fund). Many families also reach out to grandparents and other family members for additional assistance when appropriate.
  • Q. How is Tuition Assistance determined?

    We use School and Student Services (SSS) to help determine what a family can contribute toward tuition. Families complete the SSS application form online. The application form is then reviewed by SSS and provides the school with a general recommendation on a family’s ability to pay for education. The Tuition Assistance Committee uses the assessment as a guide in allocating grants. Other factors are also used when determining the financial need of a family such as the number of children in tuition-charging schools, all sources of income, savings, investments, assets, and debts.
  • Q. How are Tuition Assistance applications handled in separated, divorced, remarried, or cohabitants households?

    We consider all available sources of financial support when making Tuition Assistance decisions. Both the custodial and non-custodial parents are required to complete their own application in SSS. The grant process cannot be completed without full information from both parents. If you are remarried or cohabitating, we do require both adults in each household to complete the application with their spouse or partner.
  • Q. Is there a maximum income level that would disqualify me from receiving Tuition Assistance?

    No.  Sinai Akiba Academy does not have an income limit for Tuition Assistance since every family’s situation is different. We evaluate the need of each family based on their application and make our decisions accordingly. Because we have a limited budget for Tuition Assistance, we request that you apply only if you truly feel you cannot cover the cost of the program. 
  • Q. Will my Tuition Assistance automatically renew each year?

    Families must reapply for Tuition Assistance each year. Tuition Assistance is based upon a family’s particular circumstance in each calendar year, but the school makes every effort to maintain appropriate and consistent awards for continuing students.
  • Q. What are the application deadlines?

    Current families application deadline is November 30, 2021 
    New families application deadline is February 7, 2022

Generous Partners

The funds for tuition assistance come from a variety of sources, including our operating budget and endowment. The school also receives additional funding for tuition assistance from generous donors and the Jewish Federation of Los Angeles and the BJE (Builders of Jewish Education). 

  

Tuition Assistance Office

Contact the Tuition Assistance Office
Alisa Evans
Tuition Assistance Manager
10400 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064
(310) 481-3276
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About Sinai Akiba Academy

Sinai Akiba Academy is a private Jewish day school in Los Angeles, serving students in Early Childhood through Grade 8. We also offer a variety of parenting classes and programs for children through our Parenting Center. A Sinai Temple school.

Notice of Non-Discriminatory Policy As to Students

Sinai Akiba Academy admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.