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Admissions FAQ

Q: Does the school coordinate transportation?
A:
The school does offer transportation to and from dedicated areas north of Eglinton. You can read about the busing program on the Busing page of this website under the School Life tab. 

Q: Where do RHA graduates continue their education?
A:
The vast majority attend TanenbaumCHAT. Others go on to both public and private high schools.

Q: Does RHA provide any student support services?
A:
RHA coordinates and provides a comprehensive range of student services and programs. We take a variety of students with different backgrounds and different strengths. More information can be found here.  

Q: Are subsidies made available to families in need?
A:
Yes. UJA Federation provides funding in accordance for students as of Grade 1. Limited subsidies are available through the school for JK and SK. More information can be found here.

Q: What if we are not a Conservative Jewish family?
A:
Families belonging to Reform, Conservative and modern Orthodox synagogues are all part of the RHA family. Synagogue affiliation is not a pre-requisite for admission.

Q: Does the school make accommodations for children with allergies?
A:
Yes. The school asks that foods that contain peanuts, nuts or their respective families of products not be brought onto school premises. This policy applies to all classes, even those without anaphylactic children. All school events follow that policy.

Q: What is the school's Kashrut policy?
A:
All lunches must be dairy or parve. Any food brought to school must bear a Hechsher such as COR or OU or other registered Kosher labels.

Q: How can I get information regarding carpools?
A:
Please call the administration office. Early years class lists are made available each spring for those interested in carpooling. In addition, the school has a carpool book where new families may register.

Q: Does my child have to wear a kippah?
A:
Boys are required to wear a kippah. Girls are given the option.

Q: What is the length of the school day?



Grade

Start

Dismissal Mon-Thurs

Dismissal Friday

 

 

 

 

JK & SK

          8:40 am

                    3:40 pm

              3:15 pm

Grades 1-5

          8:40 am

                    3:50 pm

              3:15 pm

Grade 6, 7 & 8

          8:30 am

                    3:50 pm

              3:15 pm

*From early November through February adjustments are made for early closing on Shabbat at 2:30 p.m.

Q: Does RHA have an after school program?
A:
Yes, there is an after school program offered where students are supervised until 6:00 p.m. for an additional cost. There are also after school extra-curricular programs (sports, plays, etc.) offered in partnership with the Parents’ Association. For more information you can read on our website the following pages:  Before & After Care and the Lunchtime & After School Programs pages under the School Life tab.

Q: What has RHA done about security?
A:
 Student safety continues to be our top priority and that is a responsibility that RHA does not take lightly.

  • The building entrance is secured by a guard and with surveillance.
  • We have strict sign in/out procedures for students and visitors.
  • Students are supervised by teachers or monitors at all times during school hours.
  • Our faculty, staff, and lunch & after school instructors are all required to submit a vulnerable sector police check and are educated in emergency best practices. 
  • Each teacher is given an emergency procedure manual which goes through a variety of protocol, including missing students, suspicious characters, threats, suspicious packages and evacuation procedures. 
  • Throughout the year, students are also trained on evacuation procedures, in the case of a fire or threat.

Q: Why not increase the tuition to cover the extras?
A:
Tuition fees increase annually to cover changes in operating expenses. Increasing tuition further would make the cost of sending a child to RHA increasingly difficult to many of our parents. The cost of tuition at RHA must stay in line with other Jewish Day Schools.

Q: Does the UJA provide financial support to RHA?
A:
UJA provides financial support through The Centre for Jewish Education for subsidies. The funds have been capped over the last number of years and must be distributed over the growing number of students in the day school system in Toronto.

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Robbins Hebrew Academy

Administration Office
1700 Bathurst Street
Toronto, ON M5P 3K3
P: 416.224.8737
F: 1.855.271.2236
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