2017-18 Re-Verification Information

CJP will continue to provide checks towards a child’s subsequent two years of tuition for families who receive and use a CJP Discover Day School (DDS) Check, provided the family continues to meet eligibility criteria. Families will be required to submit updated applications for the subsequent two grades.

To receive your 2017-2018 DDS check, you must continue to meet the eligibility requirements for the program:

    • Family adjusted gross income remains within the program requirements, as confirmed by your 2016 IRS Form 1040.
    • Your family continues to opt for the Discover Day School Check over school based financial assistance. This requirement includes not accepting financial assistance from your school for any additional children in your family who may attend in 2017-2018.*

You will receive a 2017-2018 Verification of Eligibility Form via email in spring that will be due by May 2, 2017. This form will request a copy of your filed 2016 IRS 1040 and confirmation that your family will not be accepting any school based financial assistance.

*Note: We suggest that you consider applying for school based financial assistance if your financial situation has changed or if you plan to send additional children to day school next year. It is possible that a school based financial assistance award for 2017-2018 will be more generous than the value of your Discover Day School Check. Please be in touch with your school’s business office for details regarding financial assistance application and timing.

Our belief

“Jewish day schools are one of the single best investments we can make to secure a vibrant future for the American Jewish community.” -Barry Shrage, President, CJP

In a nutshell

CJP Discover Day School Checks cover 25% of tuition (up to $6,000) of your child’s tuition for three consecutive years at any of Greater Boston’s 10 elementary/middle day schools. To qualify:

  • Your incoming student must be the first child in your family to enroll in one of our Jewish day schools
  • Your child must be accepted to a day school for the 2017-18 school year
  • Your family must meet our income requirements
  • CJP Discover Day School Checks must be used in lieu of any school financial assistance

Key Dates

January 3, 2017
Applications become available!
March 31, 2017
Application must be e-mailed or postmarked to CJP (CJP Discover Day School Checks are sent to eligible families on rolling basis)
April 7, 2017
Eligible families must submit CJP Discover Day School Check to school of choice with signed intention to enroll. Waitlist created for late submissions
May 2, 2017
Families must provide copy of filed 2016 IRS Form 1040 to CJP for Discover Day School check to be reimbursed

Fast facts

In a world of increasing fragmentation and alienation, a Jewish day school education can give a child the precious assets of life long identity and friendship.

Differentiated instruction

Often referred to as an educational philosophy, differentiated instruction is viewed as a proactive approach to instruction. This approach requires teachers to tailor their instruction and adjust the curriculum to students’ needs rather than expecting students to modify themselves to fit the curriculum.

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For more detailed information, please see the FAQ page. If you have further questions, please contact the business office of your day school or email info@discoverdayschool.org.