ShalomBASE Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Register by May 31, 2024 for our early bird rate:  $650/month (5 days/week) 

Registration after June 16, 2024 TOS member: $690/month (5 days/week); Non-member: $725/month (5 days/week) 

More information can be found here.

Florida Ruffin Ridley and Lawrence.  We will add Pierce in a few years (after the Pierce renovation project is complete).

Absolutely! With enough interest, we will be able to explore transportation from other schools in the area.  Families also have the option of arranging their own transportation to ShalomBASE.

We offer 3, 4, and 5-day/week schedules.  All children enrolled on Tuesday will attend ARS (Ansin Religious School) with their ShalomBASE peers.

This year ShalomBASE will welcome children in Kindergarten, first grade, second grade, and TCEE’s Transitional Kindergarten.  We plan to expand to the older grades in the coming years. 

We anticipate a ratio of 1 teacher to 8 students.

On PSB early release days, our staff will pick children up at school at the end of their school day. The routine will be the same as regular ShalomBASE afternoons, with the possible additions of a special visitor or event! 

We will offer camp days on PSB professional development days and during school vacation weeks in February and April. We will have separate enrollment for these days so families have flexibility. 

Yes, we hold a license from the MA Department of Early Education and Care. 

No, snack will be provided. Our enrollment forms will provide a space for parents to specify any allergies or dietary restrictions their child may have, and we will adjust our snack offerings accordingly.

Snacks will include fresh fruit and veggies, whole grains, yogurt, cheese and other wholesome foods. 

Yes! Our team of educators will work with you to ensure your child has everything they need to flourish at ShalomBASE.

Yes and no! ShalomBASE will have the same convenience, quality of staff, location, and emphasis on social-emotional well-being as HomeBASE. What will differ is the Jewish curriculum and enrichment offerings, the structure of the day, as well as vacation weeks included (February and April).

Every Tuesday, ShalomBASE students will join ARS for the entirety of the afternoon 

Our ShalomBASE staff will work closely with Amy Deutsch, ARS Director, on curriculum and best practices in Jewish education.

No! Our goal at ShalomBASE is to create an environment for fun, accessible Judaism that will naturally integrate into children’s lives, regardless of prior experience. You don’t even have to be Jewish!

No! All are welcome, regardless of synagogue or religious affiliation.