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Early Childhood (N-K)

Early Childhood: Nursery-Kindergarten Admissions Checklist:

To begin:

Sign up on Ravenna for an in-person tour. A 360 virtual tour is now available on our website. 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, 2025.

  • Pre-K- Children applying for Pre-K must reach their 4th birthday by August 31, 2025.

  • Kindergarten- Children applying for Kindergarten must reach their 5th birthday by August 31, 2025.

  • Students must be fully immunized based on New York State requirements.

Preliminary Application

Heschel uses the services of Ravenna to facilitate an online application.

Click here to submit your online application. The application deadline is December 6, 2024.

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. This form should be submitted before your Parent Interview.

Parent Interview

Sign up through Ravenna to schedule your Parent Interview. Prior to the interview, please be sure that the Parent Questionnaire has been submitted.

Play Visit

Small group, in-person. Register for date and time on Ravenna. Prior to the Play Visit, please be sure that the Preliminary Application and Parent Questionnaire have been submitted. 

Teacher Observation Form

On Ravenna, delegate to your child’s teacher by entering their email address. Be sure to press "Submit" after entering the email address. The form will be emailed directly to the teacher, and they will return it directly to Heschel. Due January 16, 2025.

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 16, 2024.

Notification Dates

  • Nursery and Pre-K Notification Date: February 27, 2025

Reply Date: March 6, 2025

  • Kindergarten Notification Date: February 6, 2025 

Reply Date: February 13, 2025

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