Application Process

An 8th grade student's application for admission to Kehillah includes the following.  Updated application forms will appear in the File Gallery in the lower left-hand corner of this page on September 16, 2015; the on-line application will also go live on September 16, 2015.

  1. Parents' completion of the Parent/Guardian Application (due January 14, 2016);
  2. A $100 non-refundable Application Fee (due January 14, 2016);
  3. Student's completion of the Student Application (due January 14, 2016);
  4. Completed Transcript Release and Confidentiality Form submitted to the student's current school (submitted to current school by January 14, 2016);
  5. Recommendations from student's 8th grade English teacher, math teacher, and counselor or principal (submitted to current school by January 14, 2016)*; note that these three recommendation pdfs are writeable and that tips for using them are also set forth in the File Gallery to the left);
  6. Acceptable score on either the SSAT or ISEE (nationally administered and normed high school admissions exams) from exam administered no later than February 12, 2016). Kehillah administers a closed "flex" SSAT exam on three Sundays in 2015-2016.  Click here for more information and for registration Access Codes;
  7. Student interview with Kehillah administrator (usually during the applicant's Campus Visit (aka "Shadow Visit").

*A recommendation from a Jewish professional (rabbi, cantor, Hebrew teacher or youth group leader) is optional.

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

Click on Apply Online in the upper left hand menu on or after September 16 to submit an application and send out recommendation forms online.  Hard copy materials are also acceptable.

Admission Decision letters will be mailed on Thursday March 10, 2016 (and emailed after 3 p.m. on Friday March 11), and admitted students have until March 18, 2016 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. 

Admissions Events

Mon Oct 12

8th Grade Campus Visit ("Shadow") Program Begins

Tue Oct 13

Space Available for 8th Grade Visitors

Wed Oct 14

No 8th Grade Visitors -- PSAT

Thu Oct 15

Space Available for 8th Grade Visitors

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