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.
Parental Contribution Kindergarten – Grade 12
For the 2021-2022 school year, the full Parental Contribution is:
- First and second child – $11,500 per child;
- Third and additional children – $7,525 per child.
Parental Contribution – Junior Kindergarten
Full Parental Contribution per child for our Junior Kindergarten programs for the 2021-2022 school year:
- Morning Only (8:40 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.) – $4,300
- Morning Plus Lunchtime (8:40 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.) – $5,450
- Full Day (8:40 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.) – $9,750
Additional Costs for Families
A student fee of $120 per child ($60 for children in half-day JK) is due at the time of re-enrollment each year. This fee covers special programs, holiday programming, field trips, yearbooks, etc.
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.
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.
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.
Click here to see information about Gray Academy early drop off, late pick up and full-day supervision programs for 2021-2022, as well as additional after-school and child care programming available through Rady JCC.
IMPORTANT NOTE: In most school years, we welcome all families to take advantage of Extended Hours and Supervision. While Manitoba remains in Orange Pandemic Response Status, we can accommodate a maximum of 15 children per cohort. Our cohorts are: JK-K, Grade 1-2, Grade 3-4, Grade 5-6.
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 inability to pay the full Parental Contribution. We offer opportunities for financial assistance and 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 – for Junior Kindergarten
- New to Canada Bursary Assistance – for those considering a move to Canada or are new to Canada in this calendar year
- Additional Bursary Assistance – for special circumstances or financial hardship (e.g., loss of employment, illness or death in the family, etc.)
Click here to learn about all the supports available, including eligibility criteria and application forms.
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 determine what your total Parental Contribution could look like:
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) 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.
New for this year, Gray Academy has put together 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 financial policies and procedures
- information about the Parental Contribution for each student
- deposits and student fees
- other expenses you may need to consider (depending upon grade)
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.