Over the past decade, Jewish day schools and yeshivas have taken a more intentional approach towards tuition and tuition-setting and have embraced a variety of alternative tuition models. Join Prizmah experts and colleagues from across the field to explore leading practices in tuition-setting, and learn about different models and how they can be messaged. With this shared understanding of best practices and models, you will workshop ideas with peers on how to help your school determine suitable tuition models to fit your unique needs. Each school should send a team of two or more leaders who have responsibility for tuition. Your team could include: head of school, finance professional, admission professional, board chair or other senior lay leader.  

Program Outline

To make the most out of this experience, please plan on attending each of the three days. 

Tuesday, April 27 - Tuition Setting Basics
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM ET
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM PT

  • Learn about first principles and leading practices for tuition-setting
  • Understand the context of national scholarship data

Wednesday, April 28 - Alternative Models and Messaging
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM ET
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM PT

  • Define the categories of alternative tuition models and the principles and elements of an alternative tuition program
  • Explore what has changed in the last 10 years
  • Understand trends from the field, grounded in Prizmah’s tuition research and benchmarking data

Thursday, April 29 - Determining what Tuition Model to Explore
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM ET
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM PT

  • Workshop alternative tuition models with your team
  • Determine which model, if any, is suitable for your school’s unique needs


Amy Adler, 
Director, Catalyzing Resources

Amy consults with day schools in the areas of Admissions, Marketing, Development, and Tuition Assistance. After enrolling her eldest son in a Jewish day school, she was inspired by the mission and rich educational experience that day schools give children, and she decided to leave her corporate career of 10 years in sales, marketing, and branding. Amy spent eight years working at The Jewish Day School of Metropolitan Seattle, where she held positions as the Director of Admissions and Tuition Assistance, and the Director of Development. Amy has a BA in Communication and Public Relations. She and her husband live in Dallas, Texas, and all three of their children are enrolled in Jewish day school.

Dan Perla
Senior Director, Catalyzing Resources

As Senior Director of Catalyzing Resources at Prizmah, Dan oversees a variety of training programs that help day schools optimize their revenues and achieve greater financial stability. Prior to joining Prizmah, Dan served as the Vice President for Program and Strategy at The Foundation for Jewish Camp and as a program officer in day school finance at the AVI CHAI Foundation. Dan spent nearly 18 years in the financial world. He worked as a security analyst and portfolio manager at leading investment firms, including Iridian Asset Management, Centurion Investment Group, and Soros Fund Management.

Dan was privileged to serve as a Wexner Heritage Fellow and currently serves as board chair of Yeshivat Chovevei Torah. He also serves on the boards of Mechon Hadar and SAR Academy, and the advisory board of the Jewish New Teacher Project. Dan is a graduate of NYU’s Stern School of Business and has a master’s of business administration in management from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Registration Fees

Prizmah Network Schools: $300 per school for a team of two or more participants
Non-Prizmah Network Schools: $375 per school for a team of two or more participants

Participants from Canada, enter the following codes in the discount field to receive Canadian pricing:
Canadian Prizmah Network Schools: $225 US per school for a team of two or more participants (Code: CADNETWORK)
Non-Prizmah Network Schools: $281.25 US per school for a team of two or more participants (Code: CADNON)

For participants from the US, the registration system will automatically charge you the correct price based on whether or not your school has joined the Prizmah Network. For participants from Canada, please check this list to determine whether you should use the network or non-network code.