Tuition and Fees

Carmel Academy strives to balance two competing, but equally important objectives: offering the premier private Jewish Day School experience in the local region and making our educational institution accessible to Jewish families of all financial means.

2019-2020 School Year Tuition Schedule

Core Program:

TK:                    $15,500
Kindergarten:     $25,500
1st Grade:          $27,750
2nd Grade:         $29,750
3rd-5th Grades:  $31,350 
6th-8th Grades:  $32,350 

PALS Program:
Kindergarten to 8th Grades:  $66,700

Carmel Academy's annual tuition includes the cost of:
Parent Association Council Fees
Field Trips

A non-refundable $2,000 deposit, applicable towards tuition, must be returned with the signed acceptance letter and contract.

Tuition Assistance

Our Board and school leadership work tirelessly to secure fundraising and grant-based dollars to offset tuition expenses for our families.  We are proud that our fundraising levels are higher than most schools of our size and maturity.  We are thankful to our generous donors and families who stretch to donate and pay as much as they can to secure a Carmel Academy education for our students.  Our confidential tuition assistance program considers financial wherewithal, the number of children in the school, and other financial obligations when reviewing tuition assistance applications.
Tuition assistance applications are reviewed by a confidential Tuition Assistance committee in accordance with Carmel Academy’s tuition assistance policy as approved by the Board of Trustees. Families may be eligible for tuition assistance of up to a maximum of 50% of tuition. All applications are reviewed with the goal of allocating limited tuition assistance dollars based on genuine need. The Tuition Assistance Committee exercises great care, scrutiny, and sensitivity when examining requests and we ask our parent body to consider making tuition assistance requests in the same spirit.  We utilize the FACTS Grant and Aid Assessment Application for all tuition assistance applications. FACTS is an independent company that is the national leader in financial aid assessment for independent schools.  Tuition assistance applications for new students are processed after a student’s admissions application is complete.

For more information please contact the Carmel Academy Business Office at 203-863-9663.

Fees Excluded From Annual Tuition

Grade Specific Field Trips
6th Grade: Teva Trip
7th Grade: Washington D.C. Trip
8th Grade: Israel Trip

Carmel Academy Hot Lunch Program
We are very pleased to nourish our students daily with healthy kosher meals. All lunches are made by Chef Aodi. Carmel Academy’s lunch program is nut-free. Students can enroll in our meal plans by semester. The meal prices are established for each grade based on the number of days students will be in school.

Carmel Academy Sports Program
Carmel Academy recognizes the importance of athletics as an integral component of a student’s complete educational development. To that end, Carmel Academy offers a full roster of fall, winter, and spring team sports, which compete within the Fairchester Athletic Association. The athletic fees per child for each sport is $100. Carmel Academy offers the following team sports:
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country
  • Floor Hockey
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Tuition FAQS

Q. Does applying for tuition assistance have any impact on the admissions process?
A.  No, a famiy's financial situation is not taken into account in the admissions process. Financial information is reviewed by a confidential Tuition Assistance Committee.

Q. Does the tuition assistance process determine awards that cover program fees as well as tuition?
A. Tuition assistance awards pertain only to tuition as listed on the enrollment contract. They do not cover fees for programs that are charged separately.

Q. Should I complete multiple applications if I have more than one child applying for tuition assistance?
A. No. Only one application is required per family.

Q. Is tuition that a family pays to other schools and universities taken into account as part of the tuition assistance process?
A. Yes. It is expected that the family will be applying for tuition assistance at these other institutions as well.

Q. If I am already enrolled in FACTS, do I need to re-enroll?
A. No. If you are currently enrolled with FACTS Tuition Management for a Carmel Academy student, you do not need to re-enroll.

Contact Our Business Office

Please contact our Business Office at 203-863-9663 with any questions or for more information.

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  • Carmel Academy is a private school for children of all Jewish affiliations, serving children from transitional kindergarten through 8th grade.

Carmel Academy is a recipient of UJA Greenwich, the United Jewish Federation of Greater Stamford, New Canaan and Darien, Federation for Jewish Philanthropy of Upper Fairfield County and The UJA Federation on New York.