Now Accepting Applications for Grades K-8
Call the Admission Office at 617-964-7765 ext. 4608 to receive written materials and to arrange a school visit. Children entering kindergarten must be at least five years old by October 1 of the kindergarten year. Come to any Open House and find out more about Schechter.
Submit an Application
An application begins the process for your child to enroll for the following school year.
Complete and return the application to Schechter with a $100 application fee (non-refundable, made payable to Schechter). Submit the AISNE Student Evaluation form and the Record Release form to your child's present teacher. The teacher will, in turn, return them to Schechter directly. Copies of report cards are requested for Upper School entrants.
Arrange for a Screening or School Visit
Prospective kindergarteners and first graders will be screened for grade and developmental readiness. Screenings begin in January; screening dates will be mailed in December.
Students applying for grades 2-8 will spend a school day at Schechter in their present grade. During their visit they will be evaluated by members of our General studies support services staff and Judaic studies staff.
Around the time of screening, the Admission Director will give parents a questionnaire to complete about their child’s development and learning style.
Apply for one of our Tuition Affordability Programs (optional)
We are proud to offer four groundbreaking and personalized approaches to help families manage tuition at Schechter. Applications for the 2014-2015 will be available online beginning January 1, 2014. Application deadline: February 1, 2014. Applications submitted after this date will be considered on a funds available basis. Click here for more information.
Decision letters will be mailed on March 8, 2014. Financial Aid notification will be mailed in late March.
Join the Schechter Community!
Upon receipt of acceptance and letter and notification of Financial Aid, you may secure a place for your child at Schechter by sending a $500 reservation fee and a $1000 deposit. (The reservation fee is returnable upon request when the child leaves the school, provided that the child has attended for at least one year.) The deposit is credited toward tuition.
We invite new enrolled families to attend a reception for incoming kindergarten students to be held in the spring. New first, second and third graders can arrange a visiting time through the Director of Admission. Students in grades 4-8 are invited to join their new classmates for Step-Up Day in June.