A Gray Academy education is a valuable investment in your child. The strong partnership we share with our current families, our community and our provincial government enables us to make Jewish day school education accessible to every family committed to providing a rich learning experience and nurturing Jewish community environment for their children.

Parental Contribution Kindergarten – Grade 12

For the 2023-2024 school year, the full Parental Contribution is:

  • First and second child – $12,600 per child;
  • Third and additional children – $8,200 per child.

Parental Contribution – Junior Kindergarten

Full Parental Contribution per child for our Junior Kindergarten programs for the 2023-2024 school year:

  • Morning Only (8:40 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.) – $4,700
  • Morning Plus Lunchtime (8:40 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.) – $6,000
  • Full Day (8:40 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.) – $10,500

Additional Costs for Families

Student Fee

A student fee of $120 per child ($60 for children in half-day JK) is due at the time of (re-)enrollment. This fee covers special programs, holiday programming, field trips, yearbooks, etc.

Uniforms

At Gray Academy, all students in Kindergarten through Grade 12 come to school each day in uniform. Click here to see uniform requirements. Families are responsible for purchasing uniforms directly from our supplier, Top Marks. We also offer opportunities to purchase “pre-loved” uniform pieces at substantially discounted prices.

School Supplies

Each year, families are required to provide school supplies for each child. Every summer, the school provides families with a list, by grade, of required supplies. Families with children in Grades 1 through 6 can purchase their own or enjoy the convenience of ordering a Gray Academy school supply pack, ready on each child’s desk on the first day of school.

Chromebook/laptop

Devices are provided by the school to children in Grades 3-6. High School students must provide their own device for in-class use, homework and/or remote learning (when required).

Extended Hours and Supervision – OPTIONAL

We understand some of our working families may need to drop their children off a little earlier in the morning, pick them up a little later at the end of the day or rely on programming on days when there’s no school for students, including In-service days and Jewish holidays.

Supervision details and pricingclick here for information about Gray Academy supervision programs for 2022-2023. Watch for updates for 2023-2024, coming this spring.

Kaufman Child Care Centre at Rady JCC or Gray Academy Supervision –  click here to compare which option is best for your family.

Financial Supports

Gray Academy and the Winnipeg Board of Jewish Education are committed to doing all we can to ensure no family is turned away because of inability to pay the full Parental Contribution. We offer various types of bursary assistance for eligible families, and we work with families who need our support.

Eligible families can apply for:

  • K-12 Bursary Assistance – for local families enrolling children in Kindergarten to Grade 12.
  • JK Bursary Assistance – specific to Junior Kindergarten.
  • New to Canada Bursary Assistance – for those considering a move to Canada or are new to Canada in 2023.
  • Additional Bursary Assistance – for special circumstances or financial hardship (e.g., loss of employment, illness, death in the family, etc.)

Click here to learn about all the supports available, including eligibility criteria and how to apply.

K-12 Parental Contribution Calculator

Families with a total annual household income less than $165,000 are eligible to apply for need-based Bursary Assistance for students in Kindergarten through Grade 12. Click here to use our quick and easy calculator to get a sense of what your total Parental Contribution could look like:

parental contribution calculator

Tax Deductibility

Kindergarten-Grade 12 – in accordance with the policies outlined by the Canada Revenue Agency, the Parental Contribution for students in Kindergarten through Grade 12 may qualify as a charitable donation on your Canadian income tax return.

Junior Kindergarten and Supervision – fees for Junior Kindergarten, as well as our Extended Hours and Supervision Programs (before and after school; holiday and in-service programs) for students in JK – Grade 6 may qualify as child care expenses on your Canadian income tax return.

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

How the Cost of Our School is Covered

As an independent school, Gray Academy relies on funds from several sources, including:

  • the Parental Contribution for each child, which covers approximately 2/3 of the operational cost per student;
  • funding from the Government of Manitoba for each child (K-12 only), which covers approximately 1/3 of the operational cost per student;
  • allocation from the Jewish Federation of Winnipeg, which supports a significant portion of the bursaries that make Jewish day school education accessible to more families in our community;
  • donations, grants and proceeds from our Endowment fund, held at the Jewish Foundation of Manitoba, which support our bursary program, special programming and projects.

Finance Handbook

Gray Academy is pleased to provide a Finance Handbook to help families understand their Parental Contribution, available financial supports, the school’s financial policies and more.  The Handbook is designed to be a useful resource as you apply, re-enroll and plan for your child’s educational journey at Gray Academy.

In the handbook, you will find:

  • an overview of Gray Academy’s financial policies and procedures
  • information about the Parental Contribution for each student
  • deposits and student fees
  • other grade-specific expenses you may need to consider, such as Shabbatons/Spirit Weekends, Retreats, camp overnights, etc.

If you have read through the Handbook and still have questions related to financial matters, you are welcome to reach out anytime to our Finance Department: finances@grayacademy.ca.