At Bernard Zell our mission is to engage students in a program of rigorous studies through a variety of classroom and real world learning opportunities, to educate students to be active and informed citizens in our pluralistic community, to inspire them to develop Jewish literacy, and to guide them as they embrace their chosen Jewish practice and beliefs.
The following schedule of tuition and fees has been approved by the Board of Trustees for the 2019-2020 school year.

2019-2020 Tuition and Fees

   Tuition Total DUE *
Nursery  $19,230  $22,016
Jr. Kindergarten  $21,902  $ 25,358
Sr. Kindergarten $ 23,941  $ 27,397
Lower School (Grades 1 - 4)  $ 23,941  $ 28,729
Middle School (Grades 5 - 7)  $ 27,446  $ 33,070
Grade 8  $ 27,446  $ 33,300

*Fees include lunch, program supplies, trips and activities. A $500 per student security fee is also included.

In addition to the above, please note that there is an annual fee of $300 per family and a grade fund fee of $100 per child.

A generous gift from the Zell Family Foundation provides significant opportunities for tuition assistance. In addition to making a Bernard Zell education accessible to more families, the gift will also provide support to Early Childhood families who wish to enroll their children in our full-day program. To learn more about the Zell Family Foundation for Jewish Education click here

Deposit and Payment Plans

Payment Plans

Several payment options are available for payment of tuition and mandatory fees. The school does not refund tuition under any circumstances beyond the binding date of the contract.

One-Payment Plan
Pay the full year’s tuition and fees by June 2019.

Two-Payment Plan
Pay half year’s tuition and fees by June 2019, and half year’s tuition and fees by November 2019.

Monthly Payment Plan
Families who receive tuition assistance may opt to pay their tuition on a monthly basis. 

Before and After Care Offerings


  • 5 half days
  • 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • 3 years old by September 1
Junior Kindergarten
  • 5 half days
  • 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • 4 years old by September 1
Extended-Day for Nursery and JK (for additional fees)
  • 12:30 - 3:35 p.m. (Winter Fridays until 2:45 p.m.) (Nursery and JK only)
Senior Kindergarten - 8th Grade
  • 5 full days
  • School ends at 3:35 p.m. 
  • School ends at 2:45 p.m. on Fridays (November to March)
  • SK students must be 5 years old by September 1
BZ Before Care: (for additional fees) 
  • 7:00 - 8:00 a.m. (All grades, Nursery - 8)
BZ Beyond After School: Classes or Child Care Options (for additional fees)
  • 3:35 - 6:00 p.m. (Fridays until 4:00 p.m.) (All grades, Nursery - 8)

Click here to learn more about our Before and After Care programs.