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Our Mission

At Wornick, we develop our students to be resilient and responsible leaders whose actions are rooted in Jewish ethics and values, that nourish their minds and souls.

Our mission is to further our culture of giving, better our world, and build a welcoming community of diverse learners.

We are committed to making the Wornick education and experience accessible to a broad range of families with a wide variety of economic circumstances.

Our Commitment

Wornick is proud to be able to offer Tuition Assistance to families who would otherwise be unable to pay full tuition, and is committed to supporting socioeconomic diversity in our community. Awards are based solely upon a family’s demonstrated need. The school encourages families who have a need for assistance to apply. In determining the extent of a family’s need, the school expects families to pay what they are able, but also takes into account all factors affecting the family’s financial resources.

By the Numbers

  • $15.5 million in Tuition Assistance awarded in the last thirteen years
  • 11-91% is the range % of tuition covered by aid per family
  • $2.03 million in Tuition Assistance awarded in 2023
  • 27% of expected total revenue set aside for assistance

A Straight-Forward Process

Wornick, like many other independent schools, uses the online Financial Aid for School Tuition (FAST) Program powered by Independent School Management as a tool to help effectively determine each family’s needs. All information from FAST is kept confidential, as is all information pertaining to a family's aid request.

  1. Current and new families file a FAST financial analysis application by February 7, 2024.
  2. Tuition Assistance letters will be emailed to current families and new siblings on February 29, 2024 and emailed to new families with admission decision letters on March 13, 2024.
  3. Award letters from returning families are due March 7, 2024, and for new families are due along with enrollment contracts and deposits on March 21, 2024.

Awards are decided anonymously by a committee comprised of finance professionals and community members. Awards are based solely upon a family’s financial resources.

Assistance requests submitted after the deadline of February 7, 2024 will be considered on the basis of remaining funds available.

To ease the FAST online application process, you may begin an application, save it and go back to it at a later time. FAST provides a 24/7 help desk to answer all application questions.

As part of the application process, FAST performs an income verification. You must use the online self-guided FAST application, and then you will mail tax and other related financial documents to FAST. FAST increases the efficiency of the application process by converting your submitted tax documents into electronic format.

After completing an online application, you will receive an email from FAST with a list of documents to mail. Please be prepared to submit your 2023 Federal Tax returns, W-2s,1099s and your most current pay stubs. Please mail these documents to the FAST address below. Please do not send any originals, and do not fax or email any documents.

FAST Processing
1316 N. Union St.
Wilmington, DE 19806

There is a $45 non-refundable Tuition Assistance application fee, payable by Visa, MasterCard or American Express at the end of the application. It will be billed to your credit card under the name of “Independent School Management (ISM).”

For all application process questions, please contact FAST directly at or by phone at 1-877-326-FAST. General questions regarding Tuition Assistance at Wornick can be directed to the Tuition Assistance Committee through the Admissions Director or sent to the Committee directly in writing to: Tuition Assistance Committee, ℅ Admissions Director, Ronald C. Wornick Jewish Day School, 800 Foster City Blvd., Foster City, CA 94404.

Frequently Asked Questions

Tuition Assistance

Tuition assistance applications for the 2024-25 academic year are due on or before February 7, 2024. Please consult with your tax professional early in order to complete the application on time. Late applications will be considered after the initial pool of requests has been considered and funds have been allocated. To apply, click on the FAST logo which will take you to the website for Financial Aid for School Tuition.