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Early Childhood: Nursery-Kindergarten Admissions Checklist:


As we look forward to hopefully opening our doors in September, it remains unlikely we will be having admissions tours or an Open House in the fall. That said, we WILL have many alternative opportunities for you to explore The Heschel School!  A virtual tour will become available later this summer, and we will, at that time, post information on the admissions process for entrance in Fall of 2021.  In the meantime, please explore our website for a glimpse into student life at Heschel, and email with any questions.


  • Nursery- Children applying for Nursery must reach their 3rd birthday by August 31, 2021
  • Pre-K- Children applying for Pre-K must reach their 4th birthday by August 31, 2021
  • Kindergarten- Children applying for Kindergarten must reach their 5th birthday by August 31, 2021
  • 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 4, 2020.

For technical assistance with the application forms, please email the Admissions Office at

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 15, 2021.

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 15, 2020.

Notification Dates

  • Nursery and Pre-K- Thursday, February 25, 2021
  • Kindergarten- Friday, February 4, 2021

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