Continuous Enrollment


A process that automatically re-enrolls your child every year at Mandel JDS until he or she graduates, or until you tell us otherwise.

Up until this point, re-enrollment has been an “opt-in” program. We annually ask every family, “Are you coming back?” Given that more than 92% of our families return each year, annual re-enrollment has been an unnecessarily time-consuming process. Rather than an OPT-IN annual re-enrollment process, Mandel JDS’s annual re-enrollment will become an OPT-OUT process. In other words, if you’re coming back, after signing your Continuous Enrollment Contract, you’ll never have to worry about completing an enrollment contract again. We are flipping the script - so instead of asking you “Are you coming back?”, you will just tell us if you are not.

Once you are part of the “Continuous Enrollment Program,” the typical re-enrollment season (January - March) will simply be a communication reminder informing our families that their re-enrollment deposit will be withdrawn on February 1st, and if you are thinking about leaving to notify us prior to that date. If last year is any indication, this means that 92% of Mandel JDS families will have the convenience of ignoring this message and doing absolutely nothing!

Mandel JDS families who are re-enrolled on February 1st and then dis-enroll after this date will lose their deposit. Families who break the enrollment contract after June 30th will be required to pay full tuition for the contracted academic school year.

Mandel JDS has built flexibility into this contract. If there is an extenuating circumstance such as: relocation more than 25 miles from the school; if it is determined that Mandel JDS can no longer meet your child’s educational needs; or if there is some unforeseen circumstance approved by the Head of School or his/her designee, then there will be no financial penalty. In the event that an enrolled family applies for financial aid or assistance and are not awarded the full amount on or before March 1st, the family may dis-enroll their student(s) without paying the tuition penalty.

Continuous enrollment will start January 2019. When you receive notification on January 15th that your child’s contract for the 2019-2020 school year is available, you will go online and electronically add your signature to this contract. This is the last time you will be asked to sign a contract. This year’s signature indicates that you are enrolling your child until graduation or until you tell us otherwise.

In January 2020, you will still receive a notification that your child’s 2020-2021 contract is available to view. You WILL NOT need to sign it. In February 2020, unless you have contacted the enrollment office, the contract will be activated, your deposit will be automatically withdrawn, and your child will be placed on class lists for the following academic year.

Simplicity. Guaranteed placement. Fewer forms to fill out. After signing your contract this year, you no longer need to re-enroll at Mandel JDS every year. We understand that numerous emails and messages about re-enrollment are another hassle in a parent’s busy life. Continuous enrollment allows you to sign up once, and then never worry about it again.