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High School (9-12)

High School: Grades 9-12 Admissions Checklist:

Open House

Please join us for a High School Open House on October 26 or November 29. Registration is available on Ravenna after September 1, 2023.

Preliminary Online Application

Click here to submit your online application. The application deadline is December 8, 2023.

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

Student and Parent Statements

Please submit prior to the interviews.

Student and Parent Interviews

After you submit your Preliminary Application, please schedule your in-person Student and Parent Interviews through Ravenna. 

Student Essay

Choose one of the five ISAAGNY topics listed. The essay should be no longer than 500 words.

Teacher Recommendations

English, Math, and Jewish Studies recommendations forms (available online) are required as part of the application and must be received by January 15, 2024.

School Reports

School reports from current schools are required to complete the application. An official transcript should be sent directly from the applicant’s school by January 15, 2024.

Test Scores

For entrance in Fall 2024, Heschel will not be requiring a current standardized admissions test (ISEE, SSAT, or CAT/E) as part of the application process. Applicants are instead requested to submit the results of their most recent standardized test administered by their current school — e.g., ERB, Terra Nova, or ELA.

Financial Aid (if applicable)

Please visit our financial aid page for information about applying for aid. Deadline to complete your financial aid application is December 15, 2023.

Notification Date:

  • Grades 9-12 Notification Date: February 23, 2024 

Reply Date: March 14, 2024

Notification of acceptance complies with the guidelines established by the Independent Schools Admissions Association of Greater New York (ISAAGNY).

Students must be fully immunized based on the New York State Requirements.