Tuition & Assistance

Announcing a new scholarship opportunity

The 2023-2024 Special Bridge “Gesher” Scholarship For New Students

At Hausner, we recognize that many families take advantage of the outstanding public schools in Palo Alto and the greater Peninsula area for elementary school, and then find their educational home at Hausner for the middle school years. Students coming to Hausner from public schools are critical to the vibrancy of our community. 

In an effort to expand and promote our Upper School (grades 5-8) program, Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School is offering a limited number of scholarships to students who are joining our program in 5th or 6th grade specifically from public schools. This program is designed to facilitate an Upper School entry point as well as enhancing a smooth transition to our independent school. 
Thanks to an anonymous donor, any Hausner applicant to 5th or 6th grade who attended public school for at least two years prior and who does not have a sibling who has attended Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School may apply for this scholarship.

The amount of the award is $10,000. Families are also welcome to apply for our traditional tuition assistance program (see more information below) that may result in a more generous award.

2023-2024 Tuition

TK: $33,600
K–4th Grade: $37,300
5th Grade: $39,000
6th Grade–8th Grade: $40,600

Tuition covers the full cost of Hausner’s daily program, including classes, books, lunch and snacks, materials, and field trips. Additional fees for after-school programs and overnight trips are not included in the tuition.


Tuition Assistance Overview

Choosing to give your child the gift of Jewish day school is a significant commitment for your family. At Hausner we are committed to providing your student with an exceptional education. We are equally as committed to making Hausner affordable for families who demonstrate financial need.

Hausner uses FACTS Grant and Aid Assessment to conduct the confidential process of applying for Tuition Assistance. The School appoints a Tuition Assistance Committee to review financial aid applications and to make financial aid award decisions. The Committee balances the financial need of the families with the financial health of the school. 


Applying for Tuition Assistance

Tuition Assistance applications for the 23-24 school year are available on FACTS.  

Applications are due on January 17th, 2023. *Applications accepted on a rolling basis after this date- funds may be limited.

Step 1: Submit an application through FACTS Grant and Aid.

Step 2: *Upload your 2021 tax forms:
          1) W2 form 
          2) 1040 Federal Tax Return including all supporting documents

Step 3: *Upload the last pay stubs of 2022 from all applicants

Due as soon as you receive them:

Step 4: Upload your 2022 tax forms:
           1) W2 form 
          2) 1040 Federal Tax Return including all supporting documents

*All supporting documentation can be uploaded in pdf or jpeg format. You can find more information on supporting documentation HERE. If you have recently relocated from abroad, please submit all tax forms from the country you are relocating from as "other" tax documents in place of the US forms. 

All questions about the application and application process should be directed to a FACTS Customer Care Representative at 866.441.4637. For any personal concerns, please feel free to reach out to us at

Tuition assistance awards will be given with admission acceptance decisions for new families, or at time of re-enrollment for current students.


Tuition Assistance FAQ

Questions? Contact us at:

Valerie Porush Hoffman

Director of Enrollment & Family Engagement

Amanda Evans

Admissions & Outreach Associate

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Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School is a beneficiary of the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund.

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