Admissions FAQs

Admissions FAQS

Is there a birthday cut-off for applicants?
Our birthday cut-off for applicants is December 31st. This means that children entering Kindergarten for the 2019-20 school year, must turn 5 on or before December 31, 2019.

What is your application deadline?
Applications are accepted beginning in September through December 31st.  Although applications will be accepted and considered through that date, we do encourage applicants to apply earlier in order to have more options of dates to schedule visits and opportunities to get to know the school. Child visits start as early as November and run through January. Once applications are submitted and processed the application process begins.

Are any applicants given special consideration?
Yes, sibling applicants and the children of faculty are given special consideration. As a community day school we really value keeping families together. It is very important to us that the school be a good fit for each child and therefore we take the application process for siblings and faculty children as seriously as we would for applicants with families new to the school. Early notification is provided to sibling families.

Do I need to submit an application fee?
Yes, there is a $100.00 processing fee that must be sent to Hannah Senesh along with the application. If the application is not processed, the fee will be refunded.

Do parents need to visit before applying?
No. We encourage all parents to complete an inquiry form before a tour in order for the admissions office to have information on your family and child and better be able to tailor the tour to your family. Parents are welcome to complete either the application or schedule a tour as the first step of the process. Both are important aspects of our process and are the initial steps that need to be taken.

What is the largest entry point?
The majority of our students enter Hannah Senesh in Kindergarten and 1st grade. We do admissions through the 8th grade and typically welcome new students into each class every year.

Do most children at Hannah Senesh live in Carroll Gardens?
No, children at Hannah Senesh come from a range of neighborhoods throughout Brooklyn and even in other boroughs including Manhattan and Queens.

Is there a school visit?
Yes! It is very important for students to have the opportunity to familiarize themselves with Hannah Senesh and for our admissions committee and faculty to have the chance to meet with and learn more about our applicants. There is a different process for families that are not currently in the United States or living close to New York City. Please email or call the Director of Admissions, Annette Powers at or 718-858-8663 to inquire.

How do I apply?
Please spend some time looking through our process. This will provide you with a checklist and a detailed description of what is required every step of the way. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to Annette Powers at or 718-858-8663.