Application Process

An eighth-grade student’s application for admission to Kehillah includes the steps outlined below.  Online applications for admission to the 2020-2021 academic year are now available.

  1. Parents’ completion of the Parent/Guardian Application (due January 9, 2020);
  2. A $100 non-refundable Application Fee (due January 9, 2020);
  3. Student’s completion of the Student Application (due January 9, 2020);* Preview
  4. Completed Transcript Release and Confidentiality Form submitted to the student’s current school (due January 9, 2020);
  5. Recommendations from student’s eighth-grade English teacher, math teacher, and counselor or principal (due January 9, 2020);**
  6. Acceptable score on either the SSAT or ISEE (nationally administered and normed high school admissions exams).  Kehillah will administer the SSAT on both Sunday, November 10th and Sunday, January 12th at 9 a.m.  Click here for more information and for registration Access Codes;
  7. Student interview with Kehillah Director of Admissions Robert Smith (usually during the applicant’s Campus Visit (aka “Shadow Visit”).
  8. Parent meeting with Kehillah Head of School Rabbi Darren Kleinberg, Ph.D, or Principal Patti Carbery.  Meetings can be scheduled by emailing Susie Green sgreen@kehillah.org and should take place no later than February 15, 2020.

*If you have a passion you would like to share with us, we invite you to submit an example of art, video storytelling, photography, creative writing, performance, technology, or — surprise us! Click on this link to upload submission.

**A recommendation from a community professional (clergy member, youth group leader, community mentor, etc.) is optional.

A Campus Visit (also known as the “Shadow Visit”) at Kehillah for most or all of a school day is recommended.

Admission Decision letters will be mailed on Thursday, March 19, 2020 (and available electronically after 4 p.m. on Friday, March 20), and admitted students have until March 27, 2020, to return enrollment contracts and deposits to Kehillah.

Kehillah does not discriminate against applicants or families on the basis of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin in the administration of its admissions policies.