Application Process

Step 1: Inquire about Schechter

Please complete the inquiry form to request information. We will be happy to send you an admissions packet and follow up to schedule a personal visit to the school. You may also reach out to us directly at 617-630-4609 or

Step 2: Visit Us!

We invite all prospective families to come for an individual tour of the appropriate campus(es). We invite all parents/guardians to attend the visit. Please allow 90 minutes for this visit; we enjoy taking the time to get to know your family and show you the parts of Schechter that are top of mind for you. 

Step 3: Submit an Application

Complete this online application (includes non-refundable online payment of $100 application fee). Rolling admission for Toddler, Pre-School and Pre-Kindergarten applicants. Applications for Kindergarten through Grade 8 are being accepted on a rolling basis and are considered on a space-available basis. 

Immunization forms are required for all applicants. Religious exemptions will not be permitted.

Addition component for applicants entering Pre-Kindergarten

Additional components for applicants entering Kindergarten through Grade 8

Prospective Kindergarteners and first graders participate in a readiness playdate and screening in January. Students applying for grades 2-8 will spend a school day at Schechter in their current grade. 

Step 4: Apply for Financial Aid (Optional)

We offer a menu of need-based financial aid programs to help families afford a Schechter education. Approximately 52 percent of Schechter families receive some form of assistance, representing families across a full income spectrum. Our goal is to partner with families who are willing to make a meaningful contribution according to their means to ensure that a Schechter education is financially accessible. We encourage you to apply! 

Step 5: Receive Notification

Gan Shelanu applications are accepted on a rolling basis, and students are enrolled on a space-available basis.

Applications for Kindergarten through Grade 8 are due no later than February 1. Decision letters will be mailed March 9. Financial Aid notification will be mailed in late March. After the February admission cycle, applications are considered on a space-available basis.

Step 6: Join the Schechter Community!

Through our active Parent Association, we are happy to connect you with other families so you and your child can make new Schechter friends. Our Parent Association also coordinates social gatherings for moms, dads, parents and families throughout the year.


"My initial phone call with Schechter's Admission Office put me at ease. The warmth and openness of the admission officers made us feel so welcome and they made it a point to get to know my child and what we were looking for so that they could be most helpful." - Schechter parent

Apply for Admission

Gan Shelanu
125 Wells Avenue, Newton, MA 02459
P: 617-630-4535
Shaller Campus - Lower School
Gosman Building
60 Stein Circle, Newton, MA 02459
P: 617-964-7765 F: 617-964-8693
Shoolman Campus – Upper School
Marcus Building
125 Wells Avenue, Newton, MA 02459
P: 617-928-9100 F: 617-928-9108

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