Admission Process

Welcome to our online application process.

Complete your Application


When your inquiry is processed, you will receive  a myHeschel username and password, giving you access to the online application.


Your application can be completed at your convenience and you can log out and return to the application without losing data before submitting the final version.


The application deadline is January 18, 2019.

Each application must be submitted with the following:

- Non-refundable  application fee of $125.00

- Small recent photo is optional

- Completed Student Questionaire (Middle School applicants only) 

- Copy of birth certificate


 Screening and Interview

Once your admission application has been submitted, you will be scheduled for:

- A parent interview

- A student assessment:You will be contacted to schedule a visit with your child. This visit will include an interview and assessment. For children applying to transitional kindergarten and kindergarten, we invite the children to visit us in groups where we have the opportunity to see them interact with other children and adults.

Provide Letters of Recommendation

Print your child's information on the forms and fill out the top portion. After December 1, 2018, give the following documents to your child's current school:

- Parent authorization for release of student records (all applicants)

- Confidential Recommendation form (TK-K)

- Confidential Teacher and Administration Recommendation forms (1st-8th grade applicants)

- Return envelopes (all applicants)

Official transcripts will be sent to us directly from schools. These documents must be returned to Heschel no later than Friday, January 18, 2019.


Testing: 6th-8th grades only

Sixth through eighth grade applicants need to register for the ISEE (Independent School Entrance Exam) listing Abraham Joshua Heschel as a score recipient. The school code for Heschel is 054172.The ISEE may be waived if an applicant submits his/her ERB (Educational Records Bureau) independent school scores for two consecutive years prior to application. A writing sample will be administered at the time of the student’s interview. For more information go to and click on ISEE.


Admission Decision Notification Dates

Admission decision letters will be mailed on Friday, March 15, 2019. Contract and enrollment deposits are due back Monday, March 25, 2019 to guarantee your child's space. 


Final Step

For 1st to 8th grades only: In order for your child to start school in September, your school office needs to send Heschel a copy of your child's final June report card, cumulative records, standardized test scores, and student health forms (where applicable).

Should you have any questions or if we can be of any assistance during the application process, please contact me at or by phone at 818.368.5781 x510. I welcome the opportunity to meet and speak with you.


Lara Martin

Director of Admission





Supplemental Forms

Elementary School: TK-K

Parent Authorization Form

Teacher Recommendation


Elementary School:Grades 1-5

Parent Authorization Form

Administrator Recommendation

Teacher Recommendation


Middle School: Grades 6-8

Student Questionnaire

Parent Authorization Form

Administrator Recommendation

Teacher Recommendation*


*We recommend that you print this form three times. Please have your child's Math, English, and (if applicable) Hebrew teachers each complete this form.



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Abraham Joshua Heschel Day School
17701 Devonshire Street, Northridge, CA 91325-1213 (818) 368-5781