Gray Academy and the Winnipeg Board of Jewish Education are committed to doing all we can to ensure no family is ever turned away because of financial need. We are incredibly grateful to members of our community who, through their contributions to the Jewish Federation of Winnipeg’s Combined Jewish Appeal, provide invaluable support to families who choose Jewish day school education at Gray Academy.

Bursary Assistance

Needs-based bursary assistance is available to families that meet the criteria. Be assured we are deeply respectful of your family’s privacy. The information you share in your application and the evaluation process are strictly confidential.

All bursary assistance forms are available to you as fillable pdfs. You can complete your form(s) digitally, but all forms must be printed and hand signed. You can then choose to:

  • bring your printed form(s) into school in a sealed envelope, addressed to the Finance Department;
  • scan and email your signed form(s) or submit via email to our Finance office.

If you have questions or need assistance with your bursary application, please contact our Finance Department: or 204.477.7482.

Kindergarten – Grade 12

Families with a total annual household income less than $165,000 are eligible to apply for needs-based bursary assistance for students enrolling in Kindergarten through Grade 12.

You can use our quick and easy calculator to determine the total parental contribution for your family, based on your income and number of children attending Gray Academy.

Click here to apply for K-12 bursary assistance. Applications may be submitted until March 27, 2020.

Families experiencing significant financial hardship or other special circumstances may qualify for Additional Bursary Assistance. Click here to learn more and/or apply for Additional Bursary. Applications may be submitted until March 27, 2020.


JK Bursary Assistance

Bursary assistance for Junior Kindergarten may be available for families with very high need. Consideration is given based on a full assessment of each family’s unique circumstances and the availability of funds.

To apply for JK Bursary Assistance, please click here.  Applications may be submitted until March 27, 2020.

New to Canada

Families that are new to Canada have unique circumstances and challenges. We work with these families to make Jewish education accessible for the newest members of our community.

Those who meet the New to Canada criteria can click here for the financial enrollment form for Kindergarten – Grade 12. Click here for the financial enrollment form for Junior Kindergarten.

If you have questions or need assistance with your bursary application, please contact our Finance or 204.477.7482.


Tax Benefits of Your Parental Contribution

Kindergarten-Grade 12 – In accordance with the policies outlined in Canada Revenue Agency Information Circular 75-23, parental contributions for students in Kindergarten to Grade 12 may qualify as a charitable donation on your Canadian income tax return.

Junior Kindergarten and Supervision – Contributions for students in Junior Kindergarten and fees for Gray Academy supervision programs (before and after school; holiday and in-service programs) may qualify as child care expenses on your Canadian income tax return (Line 214).

Talk to an expert – Each family’s circumstances are unique. Please consult a tax professional for specific details and deduction information for your family.