Applications are available online beginning September 1 in the Application Process section of the website. Applications are due by December 1. This deadline applies to all grade levels. Please contact the Admissions office regarding late applications.
The Rodeph Sholom School Application process requires a school tour, parent interview, ISAAGNY confidential school report and a child visit; standardized tests are required for grades 1 and beyond. Parent interviews and child visits will be scheduled once the application has been completed. The RSS Admissions Office is available to guide you through every step of the application process.
Group tours are the perfect introduction to the Rodeph Sholom School community, and are a required part of the application process. Please contact Admissions at 646 438-8600 to register beginning September 1st.
The parent interview is a required part of the application process for all grades. During the parent interview, you will meet a member of the Admissions office. Parent interviews typically last for 30 minutes and are scheduled during the school day.
Applicants to the Twos, Threes, Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten Programs: Children applying for the Twos, Threes, Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten programs will be asked to attend a group visit. Group visits typically last for 45 minutes through 1 hour and will be scheduled by the Admissions Staff. Please note that Kindergarten visits will be held on Sundays. We do expect our Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten applicants to separate from their grown-ups.
When do you notify families regarding admissions decisions?
As a member of the Independent School Admission Association of Greater New York (ISAAGNY), our notification dates correspond with the dates provided by ISAAGNY. Please click here to view a list of ISAAGNY notification dates.
Are any standardized tests required for my child’s application?
As a member of the Independent School Admission Association of Greater New York (ISAAGNY), Rodeph Sholom School does not require any standardized testing for Nursery through Kindergarten. Rodeph Sholom School requires ERB testing for Grades 1 and above.
Yes! Beginning in the Three’s, we offer a variety of after school and summer programs. We have designed classes that extend and support the educational programs of the Rodeph Sholom School and draw on the talents of our staff. Our purpose is to provide children with opportunities to gain additional knowledge and skills in areas of interest to them. We provide children with a safe and supportive atmosphere where they can have fun! Recent offerings have included Super Soccer Stars, movie making, chess, rollerblading/ice skating, and Mohr’s Explorers (outdoor science).
What schools do RSS students attend after they graduate?
Our graduates attend the most prestigious and desirable independent and public high schools in the New York City area. Please visit our High School Placement page to learn more about how we find the right fit for each student.
Rodeph Sholom School is committed to a diverse geographic and economic student body. We have a strong financial aid program that awards support based upon the level of need and availability of funds. Please visit our Tuition and Fees page for more information and forms and deadlines.
Free or Half Fare transportation is available through the New York City Office of Pupil Transportation. The OPT provides full- or half-fare MetroCards and Yellow Bus service to eligible students. Transportation eligibility is determined by grade level and the distance between the student’s residence and school. Eligible students must choose either a MetroCard or Yellow Bus service, as the two options cannot be combined. If you would like to learn more about transportation offered by the OPT, please visit the New York City Office of Pupil Transportation website.
Rodeph Sholom School recommends an independent bus company with whom parents may make arrangement for their child(ren) directly. This option is based on the number of eligible participants and requires a minimum number of students.