Tuition & Assistance

The unusually low tuition at Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy is closely linked to the Academy Access Program (AAP), an imaginative approach to school funding and family involvement. AAP was instituted to reduce the high cost of living Jewishly, empower HBHA families to increase their tzedakah (charitable giving), and dramatically reshape how we fund the school.
AAP has enabled the school to meet expenses through a combination of generous community funding, tuition, and parents’, family members’ and friends’ voluntary contributions. AAP is in its third year and we know you can help us make it a successful and long-term funding model for our school and others like HBHA across the country.
We thank parents and community donors for helping us establish the AAP which enabled us to cut tuition by nearly 50%. While tuition through AAP has decreased, our cost to provide this top-quality education (currently $17,000 per-child, per year) continues to rise. As a result of the community’s vision and ongoing generosity, tuition for the 2015-16 school year remains much lower than other schools. As always, financial assistance is available.
Tuition is determined in December by the HBHA Board of Trustees for the following school year.  
Tuition for 2015-16: 
Kindergarten-Grade 12: $8,400
 Book Fees for 2015-16:
  Kindergarten: $175
  Grades 1-5: $200
  Grades 6-8: $325
  Grades 9-12: $440
Other Fees for 2015-16:  
  PTO (per family): $25  
  Yearbook (per family): $40   
  Activity Fee (per student): $115
  Technology fee (per student): $25


First payment for tuition for 2015 - 2016 will be required by July 31, 2015.
Payment Discount Program:
  •  Payment in Full by July 15, 2015                                                   3% Tuition Discount*
  •  Payment of 50% by July 15, 2015 and 50% by November 30, 2015       1.5% Tuition Discount*
  •  Payment over ten monthly payments                                              No Tuition Discount
*To receive discount, tuition payment must be by check
Payment Information:
  •  Minimum payment per child is $1,500
  •  Finance charges of 1% per month, based on the total amount billed may be added for late payments  
The Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy is committed to educate all Jewish children whose families wish to give them the gift of excellent general and Jewish academics at HBHA. We know that the decision to give your child a Jewish day school education is an important and costly one. HBHA’s tuition and fees cover only a portion of what it costs to educate each child ($17,000 per child, per year); yet even our newly reduced tuition can be a stretch for some families. We welcome and encourage families for whom full tuition is out of reach to apply for financial assistance.
HBHA's Financial Assistance Committee is headed by an individual who is not an HBHA parent. The process is confidential, with applications being coded to preserve applicants’ anonymity.
Applying for financial assistance requires the following steps:
  • Complete and submit to HBHA the appropriate financial assistance application located on the upper right of this page.
  • Complete and submit the School and Student Service for Financial Aid (SSS) form. To apply online, click here. HBHA's SSS school code is: 4055.
  • Submit to HBHA a copy of your prior year’s federal income tax return by April 30.
Please contact Clara Keller, HBHA’s Chief Financial Officer, with any questions related to Financial Assistance at or 913-327-8153.
Morris Fingersh Scholarship Fund
Additional financial assistance is available to HBHA students through the Morris Fingersh Scholarship Fund. Requests for applications must be sent in writing to Kehilath Israel Synagogue, Attn: Mary Lea Greenwood, 10501 Conser, Overland Park, KS 66212. These requests will be accepted from March 15th to April 15th.