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Middle School (6-8)

Middle School: 6-8 Grades 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. In addition, 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

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. (

Parent Questionnaire

The Parent Questionnaire allows Heschel's Admissions team to better understand your child. Please submit this form before you come for your Zoom Parent Interview.

Student and Parent Zoom Interview

After you complete your preliminary application you will be contacted by the Admissions Office to schedule a Zoom interview for you and your child.

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, 2021.

Submit Test Scores

For entrance in Fall 2021 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 topics 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, 2021.

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, 2020.

Notification Date:

6-8 Grades: Tuesday, February 9, 2021

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.