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Early Childhood: Nursery-Kindergarten Admissions Checklist:

To begin:

As we open our doors in September, we have several opportunities for you to explore The Heschel School!  As a first step, we encourage you to sign up HERE for a Zoom information session.  A virtual tour will become available on our website later this Fall.  In the interim, you may explore our website for a glimpse into student life.   For additional questions, please email us at

Before applying to our Early Childhood division, please know:

  • 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 New York State requirements.

Preliminary Online Application

Applications for entrance in Fall of 2021 will be available between September 1, 2020 and December 4, 2020. Heschel uses the services of Ravenna to facilitate an 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 and your family. Please submit this form before your Zoom Parent Interview.

Zoom Parent Interview

Sign up HERE to schedule your Zoom Parent Interview.  Prior to the interview please be sure that the Parent Questionnaire and Spotlight Video have been submitted.

Teacher Recommendation

On the online application, “delegate” to your child’s teacher by entering their email address. The form will be emailed directly to the teacher, and he/she will return it directly to Heschel. Be sure to press Submit after entering the email address. Due January 8, 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).