Associated Hebrew Schools is committed to the long-term future of our community by continuously enhancing the Jewish day school experience while ensuring it remains financially accessible to the greatest possible number of families. For Junior Kindergarten and above we maintain a tuition support process that is sensitive, fair and completely confidential. Don’t assume that you will not qualify for tuition support; the income and expense thresholds are very realistic – even for middle-income families. For more information regarding tuition support, please review the Information Sheet and complete the Application Form. To have a confidential conversation about affordability and tuition support, please contact Ossy Goldenberg, Enrolment Manager, at (416) 494-7666, ext. 300. Much of the funding for our tuition support program is a result of the generous support of UJA Federation. Since 2007, those funds have been enhanced by the visionary and bountiful support of Henry & Julia Koschitzky, long-time supporters of Associated and leaders in the local and worlwide Jewish communities.
1. Get to Know Us
Get to know Associated Hebrew Schools right here on the website. Our We Are Associated magazine, Facebook page and blog are other avenues to find out what we are all about. The Admissions FAQ page is also a good place to find answers to many common questions. Our Admissions Office, would also be pleased to talk to you at any time.
2. Plan a Visit
Now that your questions have been answered and you feel excited about your decision, it’s time to sign up your child. Choose a campus, and start your journey with Associate Hebrew Schools, or simply complete our Application for Admission. We are so excited to have you as part of the AHS family, welcome!
What percentage of the school day is spent on Judaic studies?
Our school day is divided in half-fifty per cent on general studies, and fifty per cent on Judaic studies.
What is the total enrolment?
Our total enrolment on all four campuses is 1,300 students.
Are there before and after-school extended care programs?
Both our Kamin and Posluns branches offer extended care programs. For more information on these programs please see the Extended Care web page.
How old does my child have to be to enter nursery?
Your child must be three years old, or turning three by December 31st. Also, children entering nursery school must be toilet trained.
Do you have a pre-nursery program?
Our Kamin Education Centre and Associated Cedravale branches offer pre-Nursery programs for children as young as 15 months called Mini Mensch & Me (with caregiver) or 18 months called Mini Mensch & Beyond (children attend independently).
Does Associated have an arts program?
In the early years, art is part of regular class activity and used as another way to explore Shabbat and many of the holidays. Elementary school includes art classes twice a week with a professional art teacher and curriculum-based material is studied in-class. Starting in middle school, there is an integrated arts program as well as Glee Club, band, and school plays and other popular activities.
Does Associated have a sports program?
In addition to an excellent physical education program, developing skills, learning to work as a team and exposure to competitive sports leagues is something that is a highlight for many students at Associated in elementary and middle school. At the Danilack Middle School, intermural sports, additional school teams, ski trips and phys-ed field trips are integrated.
Where do Associated students go for high school?
Associated students graduate fully prepared for high schools of their choice including TanenbaumCHAT (Community Hebrew Academy of Toronto), Or Chaim, Ulpanat Orot, public and other private high schools in the city.
My child doesn’t speak or read Hebrew. Can he still attend Associated?
Your child does not need to come from a Hebrew-speaking background in order to attend the early grades at Associated. Our Hebrew language curriculum is focused on communicative Hebrew. In pre-school, Hebrew is integrated into our program through songs, simple instructions and the celebration of holidays. We have also introduced Hebrew-immersion starting at the JK/SK level with great success. Once students enter the elementary school, Hebrew is taught in Ivrit B’Ivrit (Hebrew language instruction for Judaic studies classes). By the time our students graduate they can communicate (listen, speak, read and write) comfortably in the Hebrew language.
I cannot afford to pay full tuition. What is Associated’s tuition support policy?
Associated is committed to providing tuition support for families to ensure it remains financially accessible to the greatest possible number of families. Tution support is available for students in JK to grade 8. Should you require more information, please contact Ossy Goldenberg, Enrolment Manager, (416) 494-7666, ext. 300.
How do I get an application form?
How does Associated accommodate children with special learning needs?
Every child learns differently and at his/her own pace. We have a thriving Centre for Diverse Learning to help accommodate those students who need enrichment or remedial support in certain subjects. Our Centre includes literacy and math specialists as well as learning skills coaches.