We are pleased that you are considering Silverstein Hebrew Academy to meet the education needs for your child. Choosing a school that supports Jewish values and teachings is one of the most significant decisions your family will ever make. We are confident that you will be pleased with the quality and dedication of our staff, the curriculum, and our outstanding facilities.
Silverstein Hebrew Academy welcomes families from all walks of life to its school. Please read on below for more on the admissions process.
The SHA family
1. Application Forms
Parents are to complete and submit a "Student Application Form" for each child. A non-refundable application fee of $50 must accompany this application.
Before your child enters school, we will need a signed Certificate of Immunization Status and the Family/Medical Information sheet.
2. School Visit
All families are invited to tour the school and talk informally with the admissions staff. Our Director will give you a tour of our facility and get to know your individual interests and expectations.
Preschool applicants will participate in a play date with other preschool children. Screenings last approximately 20 minutes. Testing is mandatory for all students entering nursery.
This phase occurs after all parts of the application have been received and the student and family visits are completed. Families are kept up to date on the status of each application, especially if teacher recommendations or school records have not been received. For each applicant, the Director meets with the faculty members who observed the student. The completed application is then discussed with the Admissions Committee.
The last phase of the application process is notification and, if the student is accepted, issuance of an Enrollment Contract. The Enrollment Contract must be signed and returned within ten days with a non-refundable tuition deposit. The signed contract and deposit secure the applicant’s place at the Preschool. The deposit is credited against the second tuition installment. Please note that no application is considered until all parts of the application are received.
If you need assistance in completing the application, or for any other information, please call the office.
It is the policy of Silverstein Hebrew Academy not to discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, or physical or mental disabilities unrelated to the ability to work or enjoy the benefits of the school’s programs, facilities, or services. Admission to the school is based upon each student’s academic records, personal interviews, observations by our faculty, parent essay questions, teacher recommendations and our admissions testing.
Silverstein Hebrew Academy • 117 Cutter Mill Road • Great Neck, NY 11021 • 516-466-8522