The Rodeph Sholom School has made it its mission “To develop each student’s love of learning and sense of responsibility to themselves and their community through meaningful experiences and intellectual exploration.”
If you’re a parent who likes the sound of that, get excited, because the school currently has two scholarship programs running to make that opportunity accessible to as many kids as possible.
If you work at a Jewish non-profit, there’s The Jewish Professionals Scholarship Program. This program specifically aims to serve the needs of families who are professionally dedicated to Jewish causes. If at least one parent works at a Jewish non-profit in the NYC metropolitan area, you may be eligible for a grant of anywhere between $10,000 to $35,000 – per child!
For the older kids, there’s the Middle School Scholars Program. This scholarship is targeted towards fifth and sixth graders who demonstrate “strong academic promise and outstanding character.” It’s specifically focused on children in public school. So if your kid is currently enrolled in your local public school and fits the description above, you may want to give it a look. Students who qualify will receive tuition grants ranging from $20,000 to $35,000.
These scholarships are just a small part of the school’s efforts to ensure accessibility. In the last few weeks, the Rodeph Sholom School has gone out of its way to make itself available to Israeli students who have been displaced by the war raging in Israel.
It also offers general tuition assistance to students, depending on level of need and availability of funds. Over 30% of students currently receive aid. If you’re interested in seeing if you qualify, you can find more information on the school’s website.
The Rodeph Sholom School has two locations here on the Upper West Side, 10 West 84th Street (between Central Park West and Columbus) and 168 West 79th Street (between Columbus and Amsterdam). For more information contact the admissions office at firstname.lastname@example.org.