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Lower School (1-5)

Lower School: Grades 1-5 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 Lower School division, please know:

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

Preliminary Online Application:

Applications for entrance in Fall of 2024 will be available after September 1, 2024. 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. Please submit this form before your Parent Interview and Student Assessment.

Parent Interview and Student Assessment for General Studies and Hebrew: 

On Ravenna, register for date and time of your choice. In-person evaluations will include a brief tour for your child. Prior to the interview and assessment, please be sure that the Preliminary Application, Parent Questionnaire, and School Report have been submitted.

Teacher Recommendations:

On the online application, delegate to two (2) of your child’s teachers by entering their email addresses. Be sure to press "Submit" after entering the email addresses. The forms will be emailed directly to the teachers, and they will return them directly to Heschel. Due January 9, 2025. 

School Reports:

An official transcript, with report cards (current year and past two years), along with standardized test scores (if applicable), should be requested from your school and sent to the Admissions Office. Once available, end-of-year grades should be emailed as well. Due January 9, 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 Date:

  • Grades 1-5 Notification Date: February 13, 2025

Reply Date: March 3, 2025

This date is in accordance with guidelines set by the Independent Schools Admissions Association of Greater New York (ISAAGNY).