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How to Apply

We are excited that you are exploring our application process here at JCDSRI. Our goal is to make this a seamless experience for your family through which you can learn more about our very special learning community and we can learn more about your child(ren). Please see the information below to learn more about applying to JCDSRI. The process looks slightly different for our youngest applicants and our applicants entering Kindergarten through Grade 5. 

Applicants Entering Nitzanim (3s) and Ilanot (4s) classes

Applicants Entering Kindergarten through Grade 5

Applicants entering our Nitzanim (3s) and Ilanot (4s) classes

Please note that applicants to our Nitzanim (3s) class must be 3 years old by October 1 of the year they enroll and applicants to our Ilanot (4s) class must be 4 years old by October 1 of the year they enroll. We plan to share enrollment decisions for our Nitzanim and Ilanot classes on a rolling basis beginning in early February. Applications will only be reviewed when all steps have been completed.

Schedule a Visit

There is plenty of information on our website, but the best way to learn about JCDSRI is to set up a virtual visit with members of our leadership team.  During this visit you will have the opportunity to learn about and get a feel for our very special learning community.  We will share more about JCDSRI and look forward to learning about your child(ren) and family during our time together.  Please reach out to Shayna Fel, Director of Admissions and Community Engagement, to schedule your visit. 

Visits and community events are scheduled throughout the year, but we highly recommend that you join us in the fall. 

Online Application for Admission with Application Fee

Our online application can be found below. Once the form is completed, you will be redirected to a payment page to submit the required $75 application fee. We encourage you to submit an application as early as you are ready to do so. 

Application for Admission

Records Release & Permission Form

If your child is currently in an early childhood program or daycare, please complete and submit a signed Records Release & Permission Form. Upon receipt of this form, we will request official transcripts and records from your child’s current school. 

Records Release and Permission Form

Applicant Visit

We are excited to get to know your child! Our applicant visits are planned and facilitated to be joyful opportunities for us to learn more about who your child is as a person and a learner and for them to get to know us.  Your child will have the opportunity to spend some time with one of our stellar faculty members playing games, singing songs, reading books and having a blast. We will be holding these one-on-one visits on Sundays in January and we will give plenty of notice for signing up so your family can plan accordingly. The visits last approximately 20 minutes. (Please note that all of our faculty and staff are fully vaccinated and masks will be worn throughout the visit to ensure a safe and healthy experience for all.)

Financial Aid

If you are planning to apply for Financial Aid, complete an online application and submit all supplementary materials described in the Facts flyer below. Your award will not be considered until all supplementary materials are received. The online Financial Aid application can be found here. Financial Aid applications are due by January 14, 2022.

Facts Online – Financial Aid Info flyer

Information for parents applying for Financial Aid:

All Financial Aid Applications must be filled in online on the Facts Website.
Please complete:
 the online application
 upload your latest W2’s and 1099’s (2020 and/or 2021)
 upload your latest Tax Returns (2020 and/or 2021)
 upload your 2021 December last paystub of the year
Your Financial Aid Application will only be reviewed once all materials have been submitted (including your completed applicaion for admissions). You will recieve an inital award in your enrollment decision packet.

Upload your 2021 W2’s and 1099’s and your 2021 Tax return by March 15, 2022 and your award will be confirmed.

If you have any questions, please email Harshita Lakhiani.

All applications for admission must be received by Friday, January 14, 2021.  Applications will not be reviewed by the Admissions Committee until all materials have been received.  Late applicants should apply as soon as possible and will be reviewed on a space-available basis. 

Applicants Entering Kindergarten – Grade 5

Please note that applicants to our Kindergarten class must be 5 years old by October 1 of the year they enroll. We plan to share enrollment decisions for Kindergarten through Grade 5 beginning in late February. Applications will only be reviewed when all steps have been completed.

Schedule a Visit

There is plenty of information on our website, but the best way to learn about JCDSRI is to set up a virtual visit with members of our leadership team.  During this visit you will have the opportunity to learn about and get a feel for our very special learning community.  We will share more about JCDSRI and look forward to learning about your child(ren) and family during our time together.  Please reach out to Shayna Fel, Director of Admissions and Community Engagement, to schedule your visit. 

Visits and community events are scheduled throughout the year, but we highly recommend that you join us in the fall. 

Online Application for Admission with Application Fee

Our online application can be found below. Once the form is completed, you will be redirected to a payment page to submit the required $75 application fee. We encourage you to submit an application as early as you are ready to do so. 

Application for Admission

Records Release & Permission Form

Please complete and submit a signed Records Release & Permission Form. Upon receipt of this form, we will request official transcripts and records from your child’s current school. 

Records Release and Permission Form

Student Evaluation (AISNE) Forms

Please provide the appropriate form below to your child’s current teacher via email or hard copy. Completed recommendations should be sent directly to the Admissions Office at JCDSRI either by mail or email. Note – there are two different forms: one is for applicants to Kindergarten through Grade 1 and one for students applying to Grades 2-5.

Kindergarten – Grade 1: AISNE Reccomendation Form

Grades 2 -5: AISNE Reccomendation Form

Applicant Visit

We are excited to get to know your child! Our applicant visits are planned and facilitated to be joyful opportunities for us to learn more about who your child is as a person and a learner and for them to get to know us.  Your child will have the opportunity to spend some time with one of our stellar faculty members playing games, singing songs, reading books and having a blast. For children entering older grades, we will also take this time to assess their reading, writing and math skills. We will be holding these one-on-one visits on Sundays in February and we will give plenty of notice for signing up so your family can plan accordingly. The visits last approximately 20 minutes. (Please note that all of our faculty and staff are fully vaccinated and masks will be worn throughout the visit to ensure a safe and healthy experience for all.)

Financial Aid

If you are planning to apply for Financial Aid, complete an online application and submit all supplementary materials described in the Facts flyer below. Your award will not be considered until all supplementary materials are received. The online Financial Aid application can be found here. Financial Aid applications are due by January 14, 2022.

Facts Online – Financial Aid Info flyer

Information for parents applying for Financial Aid:

All Financial Aid Applications must be filled in online on the Facts Website.
Please complete:
 the online application
 upload your latest W2’s and 1099’s (2020 and/or 2021)
 upload your latest Tax Returns (2020 and/or 2021)
 upload your 2021 December last paystub of the year
Your Financial Aid Application will only be reviewed once all materials have been submitted (including your completed applicaion for admissions). You will recieve an inital award in your enrollment decision packet.

Upload your 2021 W2’s and 1099’s and your 2021 Tax return by March 15, 2022 and your award will be confirmed.

If you have any questions, please email Harshita Lakhiani.

All applications for admission must be received by Friday, January 14, 2021.  Applications will not be reviewed by the Admissions Committee until all materials have been received.  Late applicants should apply as soon as possible and will be reviewed on a space-available basis.