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Merkaz Community High School for Judaic Studies is a Program of the Federation for Jewish Philanthropy of Upper Fairfield County.
The mission of Merkaz is to provide a meaningful and relevant Jewish education to our community teens that builds character, positive values, leadership, a strong Jewish identity, and creates a sense of unity with the Jewish people.

Merkaz Tuition Information

Merkaz and the Federation are committed to the Jewish education of the teens in our community and to our future Jewish adults. Please do not let cost be a barrier to participation in Merkaz.
If you need it, tuition assistance is available. Please download and return this form.

Base Annual Tuition: $850.00

Fees and Discounts:

Sibling Discount: There is a 10% Tuition Discount for each additional child attending Merkaz: $765.00

Senior Fee: Required for all 12th grade students. Includes senior activities, senior supper, and graduation. $85.00

Synagogue Subsidy: Partnering area synagogues generously provide a subsidy for each of their student's tuition. -$100


Some classes may have an additional fee noted in the class description and will be billed separately. 

Tuition Assistance

All Jewish teenagers in grades 8-12 are encouraged to participate in Merkaz. No student shall be denied participation at Merkaz due to financial constraints. A tuition adjustment is available to those families who demonstrate financial need.

To request tuition assistance, please follow the procedure below:

  • Complete a Merkaz registration form for each student.

  • Submit a $150 non-refundable deposit for each student.

  • Complete and submit a confidential Tuition Adjustment Application to the Merkaz Head of School.

  • You will be notified once a determination is made, then follow the provided payment instructions.


Refund Policy

We fully expect that students will enjoy attending Merkaz. However, we understand that there may be extenuating circumstances when parents might choose to withdraw their child from the program.

  • All withdrawals and requests for refunds must be made in writing by the parent to the Head of School.

  • A full tuition refund is available for withdrawal prior to the first class of the first semester, less the $150.00 administrative fee.

  • A half-tuition refund is available for withdrawal within the first three weeks of the fall semester, less the $150.00 administrative fee.

  • No tuition refund is available after the first three weeks of the fall semester.

Click here to be directed to the tuition payment page

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