Forms and Tuition

Program and Tuition Information for 2020-2021

CORE PROGRAM:  9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Note: For the 2020-21 year our tuition is based on a 6.5-hour schedule. 
Tuition is divided into 10 equal monthly payments and billed monthly September - June
Gan Dvorim (Two-Year Olds)
        Note: For the 2020-21 school year Gan D'vorim is only 5 days. During a typical year, we offer a 3/day and 4/day week.
Five Days/Week
Tuition – Community (Non-Members)         $18,250/year    ($1825/month)           
Tuition – Congregation Beth El Members      $15,900/year    ($1590/month)

Four Days/Week (N/A 2020-21)
Tuition – Community    (Non-Members)     $10,650/year    ($1065/month)
Tuition – Congregation Beth El Members      $8,900/year    ($890/month)

Three Days/Week (N/A 2020-21)
Tuition – Community    (Non-Members)      $9,400/year    ($940/month)
Tuition – Congregation Beth El Members      $7,900/year    ($790/month)

Gan Galim (Three-Year Olds) & Gan Hadar / Gan Alonim (Four-Year Olds) 

        Five Days/Week
Tuition – Community (Non-Members)         $17,900/year    ($1790/month)
Tuition – Congregation Beth El Members      $15,600/year    ($1560/month)


EXTENDED CARE PROGRAM: Options as noted below (Please note that for the 2020-21 year, we are no offering additional extended care)
Rates shown below are per month regardless of number of days or weeks/month that BENS is in session.

Extended care programs are billed monthly based on the scheduled care. Parents may request schedule changes for reserved extended day programs in writing 30 days in advance. Extended Care program rates are the same for all ages and for Beth El members and non-member BENS families.

Extended Care

1 Day/ Week

2 Days/ Week

3 Days/ Week

4 Days/ Week

5 Days/ Week

Drop-In/ Day**

8:00 – 9:00am







1:00 – 3:30 pm







3:30 – 6:00 pm







* BENS closes at 3:30 pm on Fridays.
** Drop-In’s will be billed with the following months’ tuition invoice               

General Program Information:
BENS core program operates 9:00 am to 1:00 pm from early September through the middle of June.

Early (8:00 am – 9:00 am) and afternoon (1:00 - 3:30 or 1:00 - 6:00) extended care programs are available and BENS offers a summer program with the same schedule options as well.

Children attending Gan Galim (3’s) and Gan Hadar (4’s) attend all five days. Children attending Gan Dvorim (2’s) have the option of attending 3, 4 or 5 days/week. Gan Dvorim families who start at less than five days/week can, provided there is space available, elect to increase their child’s attendance when their child is ready.

Application Fees:
For each child, a one-time $50 non-refundable application fee is due with the enrollment application. 
Registration Deposit Applicable to June Tuition:
Upon acceptance to the school, a $500 deposit per child is due immediately to reserve a space in the school for Fall.  Deposits are non-refundable, however these funds will be applied to the June 2017 tuition provided all fees have been paid and the family’s account is current.  (This deposit is not eligible to be applied to outstanding tuition fees owed in the event a family departs prior to the completion of the school year).

Tuition and Activity Fee:
Tuition is divided into Core Program and before and after care programs.  Beginning in September and each month thereafter through June, invoices will be placed in each family’s BENS mailbox by the 5th of each month for that upcoming month’s tuition, scheduled extended care, and any drop-in fees from the previous month. Tuition is due regardless of any absence, holiday or family vacation.
A $180 annual Activity Fee is included in the yearly tuition.  

We offer a 10% sibling discount off the cost of the core program (4-hour day) for each additional child that is enrolled from the same immediate family. The discount will be applied against the core program only, and only for the regular program year, not for summer camps or other special camps. The discount will be applied against the largest core program cost if you have children in different core programs.
For extended care programs, families are welcome to request a change to their child’s schedule throughout the year with a 30-day notice to the ECE Director. Extended care fees are not prorated and changes made mid-month will be subject to the greater of the fees incurred during that month. 
Financial Aid:
Financial aid is available to BENS families who are members of Congregation Beth El.  Applications are available around December and due by March 31st. Financial aid is needs-based and awards will be made by mid-April. Unfortunately, financial aid cannot be awarded midyear. Also, please note that financial aid is not available for BENS summer or winter/spring camp programs.