One of the major motivations of Stein Yeshiva’s founders was to make Torah education available to all families, regardless of their ability to pay, but without sacrificing educational excellence. “Torah education does not ultimately run on any business model. It is about teaching Jewish children and is directly dependent on a continuous gift from the Almighty,” said Stuart Stein, president of the yeshiva.
To that end, Stein Yeshiva has introduced an audacious tuition initiative to help growing families give their children a quality Jewish education. Stein Yeshiva has always sought to keep tuition within a reasonable range and its new tuition initiative continues in that tradition. Transportation is available, along with early drop-off and late pick-up. The yeshiva also operates a fully-licensed and insured kosher daycare for infants to 20 months that allows working parents an early drop-off, late pick-up, and an all-year-round option.
What follows are some of the questions posed by parents who tour the yeshiva during its recent Open House.
With the $7,000 pre-school initiative and $5,000 pre-1A and first grade initiative, do I have to submit any financial-need documentation?
No, often parents feel uncomfortable filling out private financial documents. This initiative is for everyone. Stein Yeshiva’s policy has always been to offer the Jewish community reasonable tuition.
Is the tuition initiative a one-year-only deal?
No, the yeshiva does not see any tuition increases in the near future.
Will the quality of education be compromised through this initiative?
No, Stein Yeshiva’s commitment to a quality well-rounded education will not change. The dedicated and licensed staff work hard to make sure that every child flourishes in the warm, Torah environment that has been the hallmark of Stein Yeshiva. The yeshiva subsidizes its costs with generous donations, grants, creative fundraising, and tremendous s’yatta d’shamaya.
What is the advantage of small classes?
Small class size ensures that students have the opportunity for more individualized instruction and quality time with their teachers. Many more educational goals can be accomplished in small groups. Students excel in all areas of development and have a simchas hachaim at Stein Yeshiva.
I am a working parent and the hours of a regular school day don’t work with my work schedule. It’s an added stress coordinating all the afterschool programing and babysitting for parents. What can the yeshiva do to help?
Stein Yeshiva offers an early drop-off at 7:30 and late pick-up to 6:30 with afterschool programing. The yeshiva offers a late Friday afternoon pickup for those parents who need the longer day, as well as erev holiday coverage, and all-year-round daycare starting with babies at 6 weeks old.
What accreditation does Stein Yeshiva have?
Answer: Stein Yeshiva of Lincoln Park is accredited and chartered by the New York State Board of Regents and has a fully licensed daycare.
How can I learn more about Stein Yeshiva?