WELCOME FROM ADMISSIONS
Thank you for your interest in Beit Rabban Day School! We’re so glad you’re here.
The admissions process is a critical moment in the life of your family. School is a place of achievement and growth, but it is also a place to call home. This year, we are offering a hybrid of virtual and in-person programming; tour registration has begun, and we hope to welcome you to Beit Rabban in the near future. Please email or call with questions or to schedule an introductory conversation with us. You can also gain insight into our school by following us on social media or subscribing to our weekly newsletter.
We know the application process can at times feel overwhelming, and we are eager to help you navigate that process.
Rebecca Leicht, Interim Director of Admissions
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2021:
Waterfall Walk in Central Park
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2021:
Teachable Safety Skills: Community Child Safety Workshop
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2021:
Gan & Elementary Open House
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2021:
Beit Rabban Parent Panel
Please RSVP to our admissions events by emailing email@example.com or calling us at 212-595-1386.
HOW TO APPLY
This year, we are getting to know all families new to Beit Rabban via Zoom, prior to scheduling an in-person tour. The introductory conversation allows you to learn more about Beit Rabban and ask initial questions prior to submitting an application, and will give us a chance to get to know your family before you come in for a tour.
VIRTUAL INTRODUCTORY CONVERSATION
Submit your application. Completed Applications Due by January 4, 2022. (Inclusive of all components)
If you have already met with our admissions team, either virtually or in person, that will check this box. If not, we will ask to meet you via Zoom for an interview.
Gan and Kindergarten Applicants
Applicants for Grades 1-8
Like all things, we consider financing a Jewish day school education to be a partnership between our school and your family. Day school is an expensive proposition - our costs per child exceed the price of tuition. We also recognize that tuition is a challenge for many families. We address this challenge by offering families three tuition options: Full Tuition, The Affordability Initiative, and Scholarship Support.
Early Childhood (12:30 Dismissal)
Elementary (K - Third Grade)
Elementary (Fourth Grade)
Middle School (Fifth - Eighth Grade)
FACTS Account: Visit FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment and either log-in or create a new FACTS account.
Submissions: Follow the instructions and submit all required financial information and documentation by December 15, 2021.
Determination: An anonymous Scholarship Committee reviews all applications, considering FACTS determination of need as well as a family’s explanations.
SEPTEMBER 9, 2021
SEPTEMBER 10, 2021
NOVEMBER 30, 2021
DECEMBER 15, 2021
DECEMBER 15, 2021
JANUARY 4, 2022
JANUARY 9, 2022
JANUARY 4 - 28, 2022
Virtual Introductory Conversations and Tours Begin
We look forward to meeting you via Zoom for an introductory conversation. We are available Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9AM to 12PM, and on Fridays from 9AM - 11AM. You can schedule your conversation here, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Affordability Initiative Application Due Date
(for families with two or more students applying to BRDS)
Scholarship Application Due Date
Preliminary Applications Due
(Please begin our application by this date!)
Completed Applications Due (Inclusive of all components)
Preschool & Kindergarten Admissions Play Dates
(Virtual) School Visits for Grade 1-8 Applicants
To the extent possible, Beit Rabban coordinates its notification and reply deadlines with the dates established by the Independent Schools Admissions Association of Greater New York (ISAAGNY).
We invite you to get to know Beit Rabban by joining our public programs. These events are opportunities to meet current Beit Rabban families and teachers and to get a better sense of education and culture. We look forward to welcoming you!
Join us to get a taste of our Nursery – Kindergarten program! Journey with Beit Rabban educators on a sensory walk through Central Park's beautiful North Woods. RSVP: email@example.com
Tuesday, October 26th @ 8PM on Zoom ----------------------------------------------------------- Parents, grandparents and other caregivers will come away knowing how to educate youth on safety concerns in a positive way (and with specific details about those concerns). Beit Rabban prioritizes candid conversations and we invite you to better understand our approach to community engagement through this important conversation. Join us as we learn from Alison Feigh, Director of the Jacob Wetterling
Join us to learn about the deep and joyful education in our preschool – eighth grade program. RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org ZOOM link upon RSVP
What are school hours?
What is the after-school program schedule?
Please view our After-School Programs Catalogue for more details.
2:30 PM – 3:30/4:00 PM (Monday – Thursday)
4:00 PM – 4:45 PM or 4:00 – 5:30 pm (Dependent on Program)
Does my child need to be toilet trained to attend school?
We expect all Gan children to have learned to use the toilet by the start of school. We encourage parents of children who are new to toilet learning to speak with teachers at the start of the school year to discuss ways to support this process. Our teachers partner with parents and children to help Gan students adjust to school, While children are adjusting to school it may be appropriate for them to wear pull-ups at school (and specifically during rest time).
What are the age quidelines for entering Beit Rabban Day School?
Children applying to the Gan (Early Childhood) must turn three by December 31st of the school year they enter; children entering Kindergarten should be five in September of the year they enter. We evaluate each child to determine readiness for school and use these evaluations to inform placement decisions.
What transportation is available?
How many teachers are there in each classroom?
What is your medical record and immunization policy?
How old does my child have to be to start the Gan program?
Children must be 3 by December 31, 2022 to apply for our Early Childhood program.
Beit Rabban students graduate with confidence in their own abilities, respect for the abilities of others, and a commitment to making a difference in the world around them.
Bronx Science High School
Frank Sinatra School of the Arts High School
The Heschel School
Professional Children's School
The Ramaz School
SAR High School
Stuyvesant High School
CUNY Queens College
Fairleigh Dickinson University
Johns Hopkins University
New York University
School of Visual Arts
University of Chicago
University of Manchester (UK)
University of Melbourne
University of Pennsylvania
“Twenty years later, I still feel the tremendous influence of Beit Rabban in my life -- in my love of learning, my passion for community service, and my strong Jewish identity. So much of my life today is shaped by my years at Beit Rabban.”
Shai Akabas, BRDS Class of 1997 and current Board Member