AFFORDING MBHS International
There is no other school in the world combining an internationally recognized diploma program, taught in the international language of English, located in the international city of Jerusalem, and serving an international population of students from Jewish communities around the world.
At MBHS International, we recognize that education is an investment in the future and we strive to balance the costs of running a program of this caliber with the desire to make a world-class education accessible to students from all backgrounds.
Our international program is funded almost entirely by tuition revenue and subsidized by philanthropic donations. We strive to keep tuition reasonable and recognize that even at half the cost of many private schools around the world, we must make both merit and needs-based financial support opportunities possible for our students.
Tuition for in-state students is heavily subsidized through a variety of sources including the Ministry of Education, the Municipality of Jerusalem and other government offices.
Currently, tuition for in-state students (citizens of Israel living inside the country with their families, including new olim and returning citizens) is 15,000 nis per year for the 10th grade pre IB program and 23,000nis per year for each of the 11th and 12th grades of the IB program. Boarding fees are approximately 20,000nis per year.
Tuition for out-of-state students is partially subsidized by philanthropic donations. Needs and merit-based scholarship applications are accepted.
Currently, tuition for out-of-state students is $15,000 USD for the 10th grade pre IB program and $18,000USD per year for each of the 11th and 12th grades. Boarding fees are an additional $10,000USD per year.
Out of State with boarding
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Merit and needs-based scholarships are available.
Recognizing that excellence comes in a variety of packages, MBHS International is pleased to offer 10% tuition waivers for students who demonstrate excellence in the following areas:
Manhigut Fellowship: $2800
Manhigut is the Hebrew word for leadership. Students who have been leaders in school, youth groups, clubs, or other activities are invited to apply for the Manhigut Fellowship. Fellows will be chosen based on an application that is reviewed by an independent committee. Fellows will be expected to continue their leadership activities and inspire their peers to seek leadership roles. The fellowship is renewable for a second year. Up to 15 new fellows will be chosen each year.
Arevut Adadit Fellowship: $2800
Arevut Adadit is a Hebrew expression meaning mutual responsibility. International-mindedness is a core value of the International Baccalaureate program and one of the pillars of MBHS International. It is defined as a sense of both connectedness to the global community and responsibility to its members, especially those different from ourselves. Students with a demonstrated background in the open-mindedness necessary to recognize the complexity and celebrate the diversity of interconnected cultures are welcome to apply for the Arevut Adadit Fellowship. Qualities such as language learning, worldliness, travel, and inclusiveness will be considered. Fellows who continue to pursue multi-cultural learning and inclusiveness can apply to renew the fellowship for a second year. Up to 15 new fellows will be chosen each year.
Tikun Excellence Fellowship: $2800
Tikun is a Hebrew word meaning a fix or a correction. It is commonly used in the idea of Tikun Olam, repairing the world, and is also used when students revise a paper or exam to improve their grades. Students currently holding a 5.5 (IB) or A- (or the equivalent) average or higher are encouraged to apply for the Tikun Excellence Fellowship. This scholarship recognizes the time, effort, and persistence required to consistently maintain grades of approximately 90% or higher in the face of all the other pressures of high school life. Transcripts from 9th and 10th grades (so far) will be considered. Students are permitted, but not required, to include their 8th grade average if it will strengthen their candidacy for the scholarship. Students who maintain a 5.5 average (IB equivalent of B+/A-) during their first year will automatically renew the scholarship for year 2. All qualified students will be included in the Tikun Excellence Fellowship; awards are not limited.
Kehila Fellowship: $2800
Kehila is the Hebrew word for community. At MBHS International we believe in our commitment to our community both inside and outside our school. Students with a demonstrated background of community service in their home countries are invited to apply for the Kehila fellowship. Fellows will be chosen based on an application that is reviewed by an independent committee. Fellows will be expected to continue their commitment to community service while in the program and the scholarship is renewable for the second year. Up to 15 new fellows will be chosen each year.
Candidates may apply to as many as two merit-based opportunities. A maximum of 1 fellowship per student will be awarded.
Needs-based financial aid is also available. MBHS International is committed to accessible education and will apply limited needs-based aid funds as generously as possible to our applicants.