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Application Process

An eighth-grade student’s application for admission to Kehillah includes completion of the steps outlined below by January 6, 2022.

  1. Submission of the Parent/Guardian Application;
  2. Payment of the $100 non-refundable Application Fee;
  3. Submission of the Student Application;* Preview
  4. Submission of a graded math assignment or test from the student’s eighth-grade year;
  5. Submission of a graded English assignment from the student’s eighth-grade year;
  6. Submission of the completed Transcript Release and Confidentiality Form to the student’s current school;
  7. Request of recommendations from student’s most recent English teacher, math teacher, and counselor or principal;
  8. Scheduling of student interview with Kehillah Director of Admissions Robert Smith.  The interview can be scheduled by emailing Robert at rsmith@kehillah.org and can take place in conjunction with a student’s shadow visit (which we recommend as a way for students to get to know Kehillah). A date for the student interview (and optional shadow visit) should be reserved by January 6th.  The interview (and optional visit) should be completed by February 11th.
  9. Scheduling of parent meeting with Kehillah Head of School Daisy Pellant or Assistant Head of School Patti Carbery. Meetings for families whose last name begins with letters A through L can be scheduled at this link. Meetings for families whose last name begins with letters M through Z can be scheduled at this link. A date for the parent meeting should be reserved by January 6th.  The meeting should be completed by February 12th.

*PORTFOLIO SUBMISSION (Optional): 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 NOTE ON STANDARDIZED TESTING: Kehillah will not consider the SSAT or the ISEE in our admissions process this year. 

Kehillah applicants have the option of submitting scores from standardized exams (like the ERB, CAASPP, or MAP) administered at their schools as a part of their eighth-grade academic program.  However, Kehillah will not evaluate students differently if they do not submit scores from these exams.  Additional context on Kehillah’s testing policy can be found here

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.