Tuition & Affordability

Mandel JDS is an affordable private school.
Over 50% of Mandel JDS families receive tuition assistance.
Our school is proud to offer the lowest tuition of any Cleveland ISACS accredited private school - the same accreditation for educational excellence awarded to Hathaway Brown, Hawken, Laurel and University School.  Walk our halls and understand the true value you get as a Mandel JDS family.  A Mandel JDS education is an investment that will last a lifetime.  
NEW!  MJDS Affordability Initiative
The new Mandel JDS Affordability Initiative was created for families with an adjusted gross income (AGI) between $150,000 to $250,000 per year. Families who fall within this range will receive a capped tuition total, which is 12% of their AGI, regardless of the number of children they have enrolled in the school.   
For example, let's say your family has an adjusted gross income (AGI) of $200,000.  The capped tuition percentage that you would pay to MJDS would be 12% or $24,000.  If you have a Kindergartener, a 3rd grader, and a 6th grader, your tuition WITHOUT this program would be $46,500.  If you apply for this program, your tuition for all three children would be $24,000.  It's that simple.  There is only one form to fill out.  Click below for more eligibility details and to begin this easy application process.  

Traditional Tuition Assistance 

We are looking forward to having your child(ren) at Mandel JDS for the upcoming school year.  We wish to help every family obtain a Mandel JDS education for their children by offering tuition assistance to those who qualify.  We encourage anyone who may be having difficulty meeting tuition obligations to let us help you through our confidential tuition assistance program. 

Below you will find instructions on how to apply for tuition assistance.  TADS will process your application.  As a convenience to parents, we aim to provide Tuition Assistance grants early in the re-enrollment process.  Click here for step-by-step instructions on the financial aid application process.  

Jewish Communal Professional Incentive Program
You are eligible for reduced tuition through the Jewish Communal Professional Incentive Program if you are employed at any agency that is affiliated with the Jewish Federation of Cleveland, local synagogues, or other approved Jewish community organizations. Eligibility applies to those who work 20 hours a week or more.  To apply, print the form below and ask your employer to complete it on your organization's letterhead.  Return the form to Laura Simon, Director of Admissions, so we can verify your eligibility.  
Ohio EdChoice Expansion Program - now available to all families! 

EdChoice has expanded availability of scholarships to any family who has chosen an independent school for their K-12 student, with scholarships ranging in amount based on the family’s income. As an example, if you are a family of four, and your annual income is $150,000, you are 500% of the Federal Poverty Level. The award you would receive from the State of Ohio is $5,200 per student.  For details about the EdChoice Expansion program, please read this fact sheet provided by the Ohio Department of Education.