We are delighted that you are interested in learning more about Seattle Jewish Community School (SJCS) for the 2024-25 school year.  Below is information about SJCS admissions for the upcoming school year. 

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Admissions Timeline

Applications Open: Tuesday, September 5, 2023

Completed Application Due: Thursday, January 11, 2024

Supplemental Forms Due: Friday March 1, 2024: 

  • Common Teacher Evaluation Form

  • Report card & transcript for students entering Grade 1 - Grade 5

Tentative Applicant Visiting Days: 

  • Kindergarten: January 17, January 31, and February 14

  • Grades 1-5: January 18, February 1, and February 15 

Applicant candidates are asked to attend one of these applicant visit days. If you are not local to the greater Seattle area, videos of your applicant responding to prompts will be requested. 

Acceptance Notification: Friday, March 22, 2024

Admissions Response Deadline: Friday, March 29, 2024

Application Process

Step 1: Sign Up for an Initial Conversation, Campus Tour, or Open House 

This step is encouraged, but not required for application.

Schedule an initial conversation 
  • If you are interested in speaking with us prior to submitting your application, we are happy to answer your questions. Please use the following links to select a date and time that works best for your family:
    • Click here to schedule a conversation with Ross Diamond, Director of Advancement, to learn more about the admissions process.
    • Click here to schedule a conversation with David Zimand, Head of School, to learn more about the vision and values of SJCS.

Schedule a campus tour led by a fellow parent 
  • Explore our campus and see our dedicated teachers in action. Tours are given by SJCS parents, when possible, as well as by SJCS professional staff. Discover all that contributes to our students' enthusiasm for learning at SJCS. 
Join us for an open house 
  • You're invited to join us at an upcoming SJCS open house! It's an opportunity to experience the vibrant, nurturing, and inclusive environment that makes our school so special. Explore our campus, meet our dedicated educators, and discover the rich educational experiences we offer. At SJCS, we celebrate both Jewish traditions and modern learning, providing students with a strong foundation for a bright future. Join us for learning, community, and connection. We can't wait to welcome you and share our remarkable school with your family. 

Step 2: Submit an Online Application
  • Due: January 11, 2024 

    • We invite prospective parents to seamlessly submit their applications to our school through the Ravenna platform. 

    • To complete the application process on Ravenna, parents are required to submit a concise application form, provide a parent comment, and submit the application fee.

Step 3: Teacher Evaluations and Student Records
  • Request by: January 11, 2024 | Due: March 1, 2024

    • Parents are required to request a teacher evaluation through Ravenna, along with submitting a request for transcripts and student records for applicants for grades 1 to 5 from their current school to be sent to SJCS.

Step 4: Applicant School Visit 
  • All student candidates attend a drop-off Student Visit that will include meeting school leaders, attending class with current students, and participating in a small group activity. Confirmed dates will be sent after the application deadline to those who have finished the preliminary application process.

    • Tentative Student Visit Dates for kindergarten:

      • January 17, 2024

      • January 31, 2024

      • February 14, 2024

    • Tentative Student Visit Dates for grades 1–5:

      • January 18, 2024

      • February 1, 2024

      • February 15, 2024

If you are not local to the greater Seattle area, videos of your applicant responding to prompts will be requested. 

Step 5: Decision of Admission
  • Admissions Decisions Released

    • A team of school professionals -- including the Director of Advancement, Inclusive Education Specialist, Behavioral Health Counselor, and Head of School -- review all applications with care, and teachers also provide input. We want to ensure that our program offers a good fit for new students and their families. As long as we have available space, we aim to welcome students who can thrive in our school and whose families are aligned with our mission. 

      • Applicants will be notified on March 22, 2024

  • Enrollment response

We ask families to respond with their enrollment decision by March 29, 2024


Contact Us

If you have any questions prior to scheduling a conversation, please email admissions@sjcs.net or call us at (206) 522-5212. 

We look forward to getting to know you and your child throughout the admissions process!