We believe a Lerner School education should be affordable for all families. We want any family who believes in the importance of a Jewish Day School education for their children to be able to fulfill their hopes and dreams. We also understand the long-term financial commitment families make when choosing to make the investment of a Jewish day school education for their children. We recognize that many families work hard to make Jewish day school a financial priority. All Lerner families are required to contribute toward the cost of tuition and fees.

The Lerner School offers two programs to help put Jewish education within the reach of families in our community, Flexible Tuition and Transparent Tuition.  We encourage you to consider applying for Flexible Tuition or Transparent Tuition based on the unique financial needs and circumstances of your family. Click the links above or scroll down to learn more about Lerner’s affordability programs.

2023-2024 Tuition Rates

If you have three or more children attending Lerner, you receive a 30% discount off of one child’s tuition.

Tuition Done the Lerner Way

Option 1:
Flexible Tuition using FACTS

Flexible Tuition is based on the demonstrated financial need of our families, as determined by the Lerner School’s confidential and independent financial assessment service, FACTS. FAQ’s about the Flexible Tuition program is included in your tour packet.

To apply online for TT or FT, please use this link: https://online.factsmgt.com/aid

Learn more about Flexible Tuition

Option 2:
Transparent Tuition

This program is based on the family’s AGI and the number of children in a family. To be eligible for this tuition assistance program, you must have a student that will be enrolled in our Elementary School program for 2023-2024.

Other requirements are:
 Family Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) must be between $100,000 and $300,000 annually.
 Family net assets must total less than $300,000 (excluding primary residence and retirement savings).
 Parent income (positive or negative) is not derived from a privately owned family business.

Families making less than $100,000 AGI are encouraged to apply for Flexible Tuition. If you need more assistance that what the Transparent Tuition offers, please apply for Flexible Tuition.

Click here for full program details.

Learn more about Transparent Flexible Tuition

Fees 2023-2024

New Student Fee (one-time, non-refundable fee for new students)

Preschool:  $600

Elementary:  $1,200

New student fees are waived for students matriculating
from Lerner’s Pre-K into Kindergarten.

FACTS Management School Application Fee FACTS charges a $72 processing fee when you fill out the online school application.

FACTS Management TT and FT Application Fee FACTS charges a $40 processing fee when you fill out the online financial assistance application.

All Flexible Tuition inquiries and applications are strictly confidential. The Lerner School will notify families of Flexible Tuition and admissions decisions together, although the processes for admissions and Flexible Tuition are independent of each other.
Our Flexible Tuition program is generously supported by the Durham-Chapel Hill Jewish Federation, the Leon Levine Foundation, and two endowment funds: the Sam Fuchs Endowment for Financial Aid and the Albert and Adeline Gelb Fund.
The Lerner School does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, national or ethnic origin in admissions, financial scholarship, or any school administered programs.