Applying to Yavneh

Applicants to Kindergarten must turn five years old by September 1st of the entering school year and be developmentally ready for a kindergarten placement. In evaluating children for admission to any grade, Yavneh considers the child’s strengths, needs, personality, and learning style in relation to the needs and functioning of the class and school as a whole.

The Application Process

Step 1: Visit Yavneh

Schedule your Private or Group Tour

Attend an Open House Event

Step 2: Apply Online

Yavneh Day School uses a web-based application called Ravenna for submission of online applications. Ravenna allows you to efficiently apply to schools and track the status of your application online.

2022 – 2023 School Year: We are still accepting applications for the 2022 – 2023 school year in select grades. Submit your child’s Online Application Here

2023 – 2024 School Year: Applications for the 2023 – 2024 school year will be available October 24, 2022.

The Application Deadline is February 3, 2023.

We support a rolling admissions process after the deadline until spaces are full.

Kindergarten

Online Application includes:

  • $100 non-refundable application fee
  • Student photograph
  • Copy of birth certificate
  • Student Evaluation Form (to be completed by your child’s current teacher)
  • Parent/Guardian Questionnaire

1st – 8th Grades

Online Application includes:

  • $100 non-refundable application fee
  • Student photograph
  • Copy of birth certificate
  • Student Evaluation Form (to be completed by your child’s current teacher)
  • Release of School Records

Step 3: Tuition Assistance

If you will be applying for tuition assistance, complete the FAST online application.

For your convenience, a parent guide for using FAST is available here. There is a $48 non-refundable FAST application fee.

Step 4: Group Observation or Shadow Day

Once we receive your application and supporting materials, we will contact you to schedule your observation/assessment and shadow days.

Kindergarten

Observation/Assessment:
Our kindergarten assessment is an engaging way for us to get to know your child in, while assessing for kindergarten readiness.

1st – 8th Grade

Shadow Days:
Applying transfer students will meet 1-on-1 with a school administrator, shadow at Yavneh in a peer group classroom, and have the opportunity to interact with students at Yavneh for a partial or full day.

Step 5: Parent Meeting

As part of the application process, parents and a member of Yavneh’s Administrative Team meet to discuss the student(s), family, and school. We will contact you to schedule your family meeting once we receive your application. Meetings are being conducted in-person or virtually.

Step 6: Admissions Decisions

March 16, 2023: Admissions decisions for the 2023 – 2024 school year will be released.

Step 7: Enrollment Contracts Due

March 24, 2023: Signed enrollment contracts with a non-refundable deposit of $1,250 per child is due to hold your child’s spot for the 2023 – 2024 school year. For families with more than one student, the total deposit due will be $2,000.

Lauren Carlinsky

Director of Admissions, 408-357-7524 
[email protected]

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Nondiscrimination Policy: Yavneh Day School admits students of any race, color, national, and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national, and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.
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