Tuition, Fees, and Transportation

2019-2020 Tuition and Fees

Preschool (3-4 years old)

For new students, a one-time registration fee of 2,500 NIS per child in addition to tuition is assessed (this is non-refundable).

Preschool: 50,900 NIS
Capital Fee (non-refundable): 2,800 NIS
Preschool Annual Total: 53,700 NIS

Application Deposit 2,000 NIS, paid prior to the admission screening appointment, which will be deducted from the tuition.

Elementary School (Gr. K-5)

For new students, a one-time registration fee of 20,000 NIS per child in addition to tuition is assessed (this is non-refundable).

Elementary School Tuition: 96,900 NIS
Capital Fee (non-refundable): 7,300 NIS
Elementary School Annual Total: 104,200 NIS

Application Deposit 10,000 NIS, paid prior to the admission screening appointment, which will be deducted from the tuition.

Middle School (Gr. 6-8)

For new students, a one-time registration fee of 20,000 NIS per child in addition to tuition is assessed (this is non-refundable).

Middle School Tuition: 105,000 NIS
Building Fund Levy (non-refundable): 7,300 NIS
Middle School Annual Total: 112,300 NIS

Application Deposit 10,000 NIS, paid prior to the admission screening appointment, which will be deducted from the tuition.

High School (Gr. 9-12)

For new students, a one-time registration fee of 20,000 NIS per child in addition to tuition is assessed (this is non-refundable).

High School Tuition: 113,700 NIS
Building Fund Levy (non-refundable): 7,300 NIS
High School Annual Total: 121,000 NIS

Application Deposit 10,000 NIS, paid prior to the admission screening appointment, which will be deducted from the tuition.

Conditions

  • All applications for new students and re-registrations for returning students must be accompanied by payment of 10,000 NIS deposit per student (2,000 NIS for preschool), which will be deducted from the tuition.
  • If a student is not accepted to the school, the full deposit of 10,000 NIS (2,000 NIS for preschool) will be refunded. If a student is accepted and chooses not to enroll 6,500 NIS (1,000 NIS for Preschool) will be refunded.
  • Tuition and transportation fees must be paid in advance on an annual basis by July1, 2019.
  • Please note that by School Board policy, a student may not remain in school if full tuition payments are not received within 45 days of their due date.
  • Payment is accepted by credit card, bank transfers or checks in either US Dollars or NIS Shekels. Shekel amounts that are paid in US$ will be converted at the representative US$ rate on the date of payment. NO CASH will be accepted.
  • Late Fee: Tuition fees received after the completion of the 45th day of attendance are considered late and the outstanding balance is subject to a simple interest late penalty with a rate established by the School Board in the June meeting prior to the following academic year. Exceptions to this may be brought in front of the Superintendent for consideration.
  • In case of early withdrawal or late entrance of a student, School Board policy will apply.
  • Please make all checks payable to WBAIS or Walworth Barbour American International School.

Tuition Policy

2.17 Tuition, Fees, and Refunds

The majority of the school’s operating budget is generated by tuition. The Board, upon recommendation of the Finance and Audit Committee and the Head of School, sets all fees annually. Tuition and fees are adjusted and announced each March at the time of issuance of re-enrollment contracts.

Tuition and fees:
  • Tuition
    Tuition, registration fee and building levy are billed on a family basis and must be paid on an annual basis (all school tuition from the start date until the end of the academic year) by July 1. Late payment can be authorized only by the Head of School or his/her designee. A student may not remain in school if full tuition payments are not received within 45 days of their due date, unless approved by the Head of School or his/her designee.
  • Registration
    For new students, the Board will establish a one-time registration fee annually. This is a per student assessment in addition to tuition. Registration documents must be accompanied by a photocopy of the student’s Israeli Identification Card or passport showing name, picture, date of birth, and, if possible, date of entry into Israel. These photocopies are submitted to the Israel Ministry of Education as part of WBAIS’ annual subsidy request.
  • Building Levy
    A building levy is charged annually in order to replenish the school's building fund.
  • Deposit
    A deposit in an amount to be determined annually by the Board is required with each new application and re-registration. This will be deducted from tuition.
Payment methods and penalties:
  • Payment: Tuition and fees may be paid in full by bank transfer, check, or credit card by July 1.
  • Installment payments: Alternate tuition payment plans that are requested and arranged prior to July 1 must be approved by the Head of School.
  • Notwithstanding payment plans that have been approved, tuition payments made after October 1 shall carry a $1,000 late payment penalty.
  • All checks must be in US Dollars or New Israeli Shekels linked to the dollar exchange rate on the date of the payment. Adjustments for the final payment will be calculated by the Business Office based on the rate at the date of the payment.
  • No official records will be issued if any fees remain outstanding.
  • No individual may enroll the following year without having paid full fees from the previous year.
Refunds:

No refunds or credits will be given for the year for which there is any fractional attendance by a student who is withdrawn for any reason. This includes not only tuition, but also building levy, registration fee, and bus fee. Other specifics include the following:

  • If a student has been registered and does not enter school at all, the deposit will be refunded, less an amount to be determined annually by the Board.
  • Late arrivals: Students enrolling late may be charged at a daily rate prorated for the days attended.
  • Financial Assistance: Financial assistance is available annually for a limited number of applicants according to the guideline in the Financial Assistance policy.

Exceptions to the refund policy may be reviewed by the Head of School; however in no case will the building levy, bus fees, or registration fees be refunded.

Tuition Reduction for Multiple Children:

WBAIS does not offer tuition discounts for families with multiple children.

Funds Received by the School:

Fees are paid directly into the School's bank accounts. Checks received by the School are receipted and banked the following business day.

An official receipt must be issued for all monies received.

2.18 Financial Assistance

Each year the Head of School establishes and oversees a Financial Assistance Committee that reviews financial aid requests and scholarships for students. The Financial Assistance Committee will recommend financial aid awards to the Board for approval. The Board will regularly review financial aid policies and expenditures.

The Committee acts as a representative of the Board and shall include at least one Board member. The Committee may also include members selected from the school administration, the Board, the corporate board, or other members, as needed. Board and committee members whose children are receiving financial assistance must recuse themselves from the Financial Assistance Committee and any Board discussion concerning specific requests for assistance.

JAIS also provides financial assistance and establishes a JAIS Financial Assistance Committee to review financial aid request and scholarships for students. The JAIS Committee may include members of the JAIS administration and Advisory Board Members. JAIS otherwise follows the same procedures as WBAIS outlined in this section.

The receiving of financial assistance will only be credited if the payment of the remaining tuition and fees for the year is in good standing (for example, paid in full or an approved payment schedule arranged).

Application and notification:

Financial assistance requests or renewals for students returning to the school must be received by the published deadline for the following academic year. At the beginning of a new school year, applications for new students must be received two weeks before the student begins classes.

In cases where a new student submits an application past the deadlines, or a returning student receives a waiver to apply past the May 15 deadline, the final date for submission of an application may be no later than October 1 of the year in which the assistance is requested.

All new applicants for financial assistance must meet with a member of the Committee before the application may be acted upon. For returning students, the administration will officially notify applicants in letter form by June 30th.

Applications will also be accepted and considered throughout the year on an “as needed” basis. A new family that enrolls past the October 1 deadline may only apply for financial assistance within the first month of enrollment. A cover letter detailing the application process will be included in the application packet and a formal letter of the action taken will be sent to each applicant. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Available Funding:

The Financial Assistance Committee will report periodically to the Board. Special approval is needed from the Board if the Financial Assistance Committee deems it appropriate to exceed the funds allocated for financial aid.

Financial Assistance Applications:

Financial assistance applications, obtained from the Head of School's office, will be submitted to the scholarship committee and the Financial Assistance Committee and approved by the Board.

Financial assistance decisions will be made in June and August. If all financial assistance is allocated in June, no scholarships will be available in August.

Funding:

Initial financial assistance awards provided will be funded from the existing financial assistance line item. In the future, financial assistance donations may be sought to provide additional funding for financial assistance.


Transportation

WBAIS Transportation is available to students who live in 14 different cities and towns throughout the region. Fees vary depending on location. Click on the bus icon closest to your place of residence to view provisional annual pricing.

Late Bus Service

Late Bus I: This service is available for elementary school students registered as bus riders and who participate in after school activities. Two central bus stops are offered: one in Herzliya Pituach and one in Tel Aviv. Parents are required to be at the bus stop for at least five minutes prior to arrival time. No student will be allowed to disembark without a parent/responsible adult present. Registration to ride this vehicle should be made on the application form for after school activities.

Late Bus II - Because this bus departs later and is not supervised, and does not provide door-to-door service, it is available only to grades 6-12. However, younger siblings may ride the bus with their older brothers/sisters at the same time.

Late Bus Service fee: 1,200 NIS (per semester).