2011-12 Day School Enrollment Data Demonstrate Stability and Commitment

Just-released research by Dr. Marvin Schick and AVI CHAI Foundation provides 2011-12 enrollment data for all schools outside the yeshiva world and Chassidic sectors:

While the above data provide but a snapshot of the day school enrollment situation, they indicate that day school enrollment, aside from that of the Solomon Schechter schools, has remained fairly stable, despite the continued stresses of the economy.

This year’s essentially flat enrollment suggests that on the whole day schools have thus far weathered the economic crisis, notwithstanding the strains on both parents and scholarship budgets.

Updated: January 9th to reflect revised numbers on day school enrollment data

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  1. Yaakov says

    I’m curious, what’s the difference is (in their study) between “Centrist Orthodox” and “Modern Orthodox”?

  2. Marvin Schick says

    The difference is that MO schools are entirely or nearly entirely coeducational, including for Judaics, while the CO schools generally have either separate boys and girls divisions or separate classes for Judaics after one of the lower grades.

    Marvin Schick