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Admissions

Welcome!

Thank you for visiting our admissions page. We have many opportunities for you to learn about and connect with our school. Please contact our Admissions Director Annette Powers at apowers@hannahsenesh.org to arrange for any of the following:

Get to Know Us!

Take a Tour and Meet the Admissions Director 
Every family that is interested in Senesh will have a one-on-one tour and meeting with the Director of Admissions. You’ll have the opportunity to ask questions about our curriculum, community, and more. 

Virtual Open Houses, Fall 2022
Please join us at one of our virtual open houses this fall to hear from Senesh leaders, educators, students, and parents:

  • Lower School Open House: Oct. 25, 2022 | 9:00-10:00am
  • Middle School Open House: Nov. 9, 2022 | 6:00-7:00pm
  • Lower School Open House: Dec. 8, 2022 | 9:00-10:00am

Opportunities to Meet The Senesh Community
Our admissions team will connect prospective families to current Senesh parents and/or faculty to speak with them about the Senesh experience. We will also invite prospective families to join the Senesh community for some of our community-wide events programs.

Application Requirements for the 2022-2023 Academic Year

  • Personal tour and one-on-one conversation with the Admissions Director. We give private tours to parents/caregivers on Monday-Friday at 9:30am, 10:30am, and 1:30pm. Middle school applicants may join for the tour. Please contact Admissions Director Annette Powers at apowers@hannahsenesh.org to schedule a tour. This tour and conversation will provide us with the opportunity to learn more about your family and for you to ask questions about Senesh. 
  • Complete application on Ravenna. To apply to Senesh, visit our Ravenna admissions page where you can create a new Ravenna admissions account, or log in with an existing Ravenna account. Search the School Directory for “Hannah Senesh Community Day School” and click the APPLY button. When you get to the Hannah Senesh page on Ravenna, make sure the year in the “Applying for the fall of” dropdown menu at the top of the page is the appropriate year. Through Ravenna’s portal you will be able to apply online, email Teacher Evaluation Forms to your child’s teachers, and check the status of your application. Applications are due Dec. 31st. We accept rolling admissions when space allows. Apply here.
  • School transcripts. Inform your child’s current school that you are applying to Senesh and have transcripts for the current year and the two years before (or as many as possible for those applying for kindergarten through 2nd grade) emailed to Annette Powers at apowers@hannahsenesh.org.
  • Two teacher recommendations. Once in your Ravenna account, please delegate two teachers to fill out the Teacher Evaluation Form. We ask that current teachers start to work on the form in December, a few months into the school year and after your child’s teacher has had time to get to know your child. Teachers will be able to submit these forms directly into Ravenna.
  • Student visit/assessment with Senesh staff. Once an application is received and processed, a child visit/assessment will be scheduled. Kindergarten and first grade applicants will be invited to a group playdate. Second through eighth grade applicants will be invited for a school visit where they will meet with Senesh administrators, engage in educational activities, and have the opportunity to visit classes. These visits/assessments may be virtual or in-person. 

Important Admissions Dates

Starting September 2022 and ending on December 31, 2022: Applications are accepted for the 2023-24 school year
Starting in October 2022: Admissions tours begin
Starting November 15, 2022: Financial aid applications are available online and are due by December 5, 2022 for current families and by December 31, 2022 for applicant families
February 9, 2023: Kindergarten Admissions Notification Date
February 16, 2023: Kindergarten Parent Reply Deadline
February 14, 2023: Grades 1-8 Admissions Notification Date
March 3, 2023: Grades 1-8 Parent Reply Deadline

*Admissions will continue and applications will be accepted on a rolling basis past December 31, 2022 if there are openings in specific grades.

Please note, we follow admissions dates determined by the Independent Schools Admissions Association of Greater New York (ISAAGNY).

 

Tuition, Financial Aid, and Grants

Senesh is an open and inclusive Jewish Day School committed to making our school accessible to all who seek a Jewish education. Please visit this page to learn about our tuition, financial aid, and grants. 

Annette Powers
Director of Admissions

Please take some time to browse our website, learn about our vision, history, program and get an inside view of school life at Hannah Senesh.

On the following admissions pages, you will find everything you need to start and complete your application process:

Please help us get to know more about you and your child by filling out the full inquiry form below. We will be in touch with you soon.

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Lower School Grant for Jews of Color 
As we build the rich mosaic of Jewish life, we strive to increase the representation of Jews of Color who have been underrepresented in our community and who would find a warm and welcoming Jewish home at Senesh. With this in mind, a grant has been established to invest in resources to enable more Jews of Color to attend the lower school at Senesh. 

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