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Middle School (6-8)

Middle School: Grades 6-8 Admissions Checklist:

To Begin:

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Preliminary Online Application

Applications for entrance in Fall of 2024 will be available between September 1, 2023 and December 8, 2023.  

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

Parent Questionnaire

The Parent Questionnaire allows Heschel's Admissions team to better understand your child. Please submit this form before you attend your Student and Parent Interview.

Student and Parent Interview

After you complete your preliminary application, please schedule your in-person Parent and Student Interview through Ravenna.

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.

Submit Test Scores

For entrance in Fall 2024, Heschel will not be requiring a current standardized admissions test (ISEE Primary) 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, or ELA.

Student Essay

Choose three out of the five ISAAGNY topics listed on the application.

Teacher Recommendation

Please send the Teacher Recommendation Form (available online) to your child’s current teacher. This form should be completed by January 15, 2024.

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, 2023.

Notification Date:

  • Grades 6-8 Notification Date: February 13, 2024

Reply Date: March 4, 2024

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

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