Admissions Process and Checklist

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Below you will find the process and steps required to apply. Please scroll down to the appropriate age range.

Kindergarten-1st grade:

Fill out our short admissions inquiry form. Once the inquiry form is complete, you will receive a phone call and/or email to schedule a personal tour. If you would prefer to speak with someone directly, call or email Jessica Robins at 718-858-8663 orjrobins@hannahsenesh.org

1. Personal Tour and Conversation with the Director of Admissions:

This is a 60-90 minute tour and conversation that takes place during the school day and is typically scheduled at either 9:15am or 1:30pm.

During this visit, families have the opportunity to observe teachers and students in action in a variety of grades as well as tour the facilities. A strong effort is made to provide families with exposure to the grade they are applying to.

At the end of this intimate tour there is a conversation with the Director of Admissions. This conversation provides us with the opportunity to learn more about your family, and for your family to have time to ask questions about Hannah Senesh and share observations made during the tour.

2. Complete an Application

Hannah Senesh Community Day School uses Ravenna, a web-based application system. Through Ravenna’s portal you will be able to: Register to attend Admissions Events, apply online, email the Teacher Evaluation Form to your child’s teacher, and check the status of you application. If you encounter technical issues, please contact Ravenna directly at help@ravennasolutions.com. If you have any questions about Hannah Senesh Community Day School or the Admissions Process contact, Jessica Robins at jrobins@hannahsenesh.org.

If you are ready to apply now, please click below to enter our Ravenna admissions page where you can create a new Ravenna admissions account, or log in with your existing Ravenna admissions account.

Apply Now

Once you create an account or log in to your existing Ravenna account, search the School Directory for “Hannah Senesh Community Day School” and click the green APPLY button.

Please submit applications by December 31st.

3. Child Visit

Once an application is received and processed, you will be able to select a date and time for your child visit through Ravenna. Visits will be scheduled on either a Sunday or Monday in December or January. During the visit, we will observe your child engaging in a variety of activities with other children. These activities may include open ended play, a read aloud, snack, and a drawing.

4. Teacher Evaluation Form

Your child’s teacher will be able to access and submit the Teacher Evaluation Form through Ravenna. Once in your Ravenna account, please delegate a teacher to receive the Teacher Evaluation Form. We ask that 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. The Teacher Evaluation Form is due by January 16th.

5. School Transcripts

School Transcripts (1st grade applicants only)
Inform your child’s current school that you are applying to Hannah Senesh and need the transcript emailed to Jessica Robins or mail it to:

Hannah Senesh Community Day School
Attn: Director of Admissions
342 Smith St
Brooklyn, NY 11231

2nd-8th grade:

1. Personal Tour and Conversation with the Director of Admissions:

This is a 60-90 minute tour and conversation that takes place during the school day and is typically scheduled at either 9:15am or 1:30pm.

During this visit, families have the opportunity to observe teachers and students in action in a variety of grades as well as tour the facilities. A strong effort is made to provide families with exposure to the grade for which they are applying.

At the end of this intimate tour this is a conversation with the Director of Admissions. This conversation provides us with the opportunity to learn more about your family, and for your family to have time to ask questions about Hannah Senesh and share observations made during the tour.

2. Complete an Application

This year Hannah Senesh Community Day School is using Ravenna, a web-based application system. Through Ravenna’s portal you will be able to: Register to attend Admissions Events, apply online, email the Teacher Evaluation Form to your child’s teacher, and check the status of you application. If you encounter technical issues, please contact Ravenna directly at help@ravennasolutions.com. If you have any questions about Hannah Senesh Community Day School or the Admissions Process contact, Jessica Robins at jrobins@hannahsenesh.org.

If you are ready to apply now, please click below to enter our Ravenna admissions page where you can create a new Ravenna admissions account, or log in with your existing Ravenna admissions account.

Apply Now

Once you create an account or log in to your existing Ravenna account, search the School Directory for “Hannah Senesh Community Day School” and click the green APPLY button.

Please submit applications by December 31st.

3. Education Evaluation Test

For grades 2nd through 4th

We offer a few options for the Education Evaluation:

a. The ECAA (Education Records Bureau):
Register for the test here or call for an appointment at 212-672-9800.

b. Education Evaluation with Dr. Wendy Tunick:
Please call her directly for an appointment: 718-237-2333 (Ext. 12)
Address: 26 Court Street, Suite 2312, Brooklyn, NY
*We have arranged special testing rates for Hannah Senesh applicants only.

c. Elementary Level SSAT:
Register for the test here or call for an appointment at 609-683-4440
*This option is only available for 3rd and 4th grade

For grades 5th through 8th

All Middle School (grades 5th through 8th) applicants are required to also take the ISEE (Independent School Entrance Exam). Register for the test here or call for an appointment at 212-672-9800.

4. Child Visit

Once an application is received and processed, a child visit will be scheduled during a school day. During this time, your child will spend either a half or full day engaging in student activities with other students in their current grade level. They will also meet with administrators, engage directly in educational activities, and have the opportunity to learn more about the school.

5. Teacher Evaluation Form

Your child’s teacher will be able to access and submit the Teacher Evaluation Form through Ravenna. Once in your Ravenna account, please delegate a teacher to receive the Teacher Evaluation Form. We ask that 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. The Teacher Evaluation Form is due by January 16th.

6. School Transcripts

School transcripts
Inform your child’s current school that you are applying to Hannah Senesh and need the transcript emailed to Jessica Robins or mail it to:

Hannah Senesh Community Day School
Attn: Director of Admissions
342 Smith St
Brooklyn, NY 11231