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Early Childhood: Nursery-Kindergarten Admissions Checklist:

Tour

This is required before applying to The Heschel School. To register for a tour click here, call 212-784-1234 or email Erica Marks Panush: ericap@heschel.org.

Requirements

  • Nursery- Children applying for Nursery must reach their 3rd birthday by August 31, 2019
  • Pre-K- Children applying for Pre-K must reach their 4th birthday by August 31, 2019
  • Kindergarten- Children applying for Kindergarten must reach their 5th birthday by August 31, 2019
  • Students must be fully immunized based on the New York State requirements.

Online Application

Once you visited the school, you can begin your application. Heschel uses the services of Ravenna to facilitate our online application.
Click here to submit your online application. The application deadline is December 3, 2018.

For technical assistance with the application forms, please email the Admissions Office at sharonmu@heschel.org

Parent Questionnaire

The Parent Questionnaire allows Heschel's Admissions team to better understand your child. Please submit this form before you come for your parent interview.

Play Visit and Parent Interview

After you complete your preliminary application you will be contacted by the Admissions Office to schedule a play visit for your child as well as a parent interview for you.

Teacher Recommendation

On the online application, “delegate” the teacher recommendation form to your child’s teacher by entering their email address and pressing the “submit” button. The form will be emailed directly to the teacher, and he/she will return it directly to Heschel. This form should be completed by January 11, 2019.

Financial Aid (if applicable)

Please visit our financial aid page for information about applying for aid. The deadline to complete your financial aid application is December 3, 2018.

Notification Dates

  • Nursery and Pre-K- Wednesday, February 28, 2019
  • Kindergarten- Friday, February 8, 2019

These dates are in accordance with guidelines set by the Independent Schools Admissions Association of Greater New York (ISAAGNY).

Early Notification Dates for Sibling Applicants

  • Nursery and Pre-K - no later than Friday, January 18, 2019
  • Kindergarten - no later than Wednesday, January 2, 2019

These dates are in accordance with guidelines set by the Independent Schools Admissions Association of Greater New York (ISAAGNY).

Enrollment for Early Notification is a binding agreement with the school to send your child, if accepted to the school.