Emek Hebrew Academy Teichman Torah Center
Thank you for taking the time to view our admissions page.
We understand the vital decisions that you as a parent make when selecting a school. Our admissions process is designed to help you and your child become acquainted with and understand Emek and its mission and vision in a comfortable and practical manner. For a personal tour of the elementary and middle school, and to answer any questions you may have, please feel free to contact Sandra R'bibo, our Director of Admissions at 818-783-3663 x 2004. To discuss and visit the Nursery and learn about its curriculum and program opportunities, please contact Bernice Zachariash, Nursery Director, at 818-980-0155.
We look forward to getting to know you and introducing you to the Emek experience during the admissions process.
Message from our Head of School, Rabbi Mordechai Shifman
Parents may ask why, if we have just begun the 23/24 school year, we are already focusing on the 24/25 school year. The answer is that for us to be a school that can provide the excellent programming, facilities and faculty that our children deserve, we need to function with financial responsibility. Hundreds of hours have already been spent on the 24/25 school budget which relies heavily upon tuition revenue. Your registration and ultimately signed tuition contract allows the school to prepare for next year in a manner that will allow our children to receive the full benefits of an Emek education.
Enclosed, please find the approved schedule of tuition and fees for the 2024-25 academic year, as well as the application timeline form which details the registration and financial aid deadlines. You can save $250 on registration fees per child by registering by January 10, 2024, the early registration date. After this time registration will be $750 per child. Please be aware that only a signed tuition contract will guarantee a place for your child. Signed registration is necessary for us to release the tuition contract or begin the tuition assistance online process. Registration does not guarantee a place in the school. We expect many of our classes will be at maximum capacity next year. We accommodate existing parents by allowing them to register early. Once the later date for new parent registration opens, we cannot assure you that there will be a spot available for your child. We kindly ask that you review the dates carefully and respond to the various submission deadlines in a timely fashion.
Please note registration fees are non-refundable for all parents. Following registration you will be issued a tuition contract. A signed tuition contract is a legally binding document. If parents remove a child from school mid-year due to unforeseen circumstances, they are still legally and morally obligated to pay the full year’s tuition. Please check the dates as to when you can still notify the school in writing that you are reconsidering sending you child and would like the contract rescinded.
100% refund by April 1, 2024
50% refund by May 1, 2024
25% refund by July 1, 2024
After July 1 all contracts will be expected to be paid in full.
Last year Emek provided over three million dollars in tuition assistance. The Board of Directors anticipates the school’s continued need to provide financial aid and we encourage those families in need of assistance to submit a scholarship application by the required deadline. The Tuition Assistance Committee will work diligently in a private, caring and sensitive way with those applicants to find a solution so that their children can receive a Torah education at Emek Hebrew Academy Teichman Family Torah Center. Your tuition assistance application with all the required documentation must be submitted by January 14th so that we can release a tuition contract for you to sign prior to new parent registration.
Due to the recent security enhancements and upgrades made at both our campuses, we have almost doubled our security expense line. This will be reflected in the raising of our family security fee from $675 to $1200. Our Board has also decided to implement a modest tuition increase to offset the burgeoning expenses that the school is incurring due to the impact of the current economic climate. Most schools are discussing tuition increases of 6%-10% to offset wage increase as well as other rising operating expenses. We have implemented a tuition increase of less than 3%. To remain competitive, our salary line alone is expected to increase between 7%-10%. With your continued support, we will ensure that Emek is still offering the highest quality General and Torah studies education, while at the same time keeping your children safe and happy. We are still by far the most affordable quality program in Los Angeles.
We thank you for your cooperation. We are look forward to partnering with you to inspire the next generation.
Rabbi Mordechai Shifman
Head of School
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