High School Admissions
SAR High School, a co-educational Modern Orthodox Jewish high school, is a community of learners dedicated to recognizing the unique needs and potential of each individual student. We strive to challenge every learner to move beyond his or her comfortable limits, in academic, religious, social and co-curricular areas. SAR encourage students to probe and engage the world with humility and openness to God’s creations, and to be immersed in a culture of learning and service as participants in the Grand Conversation between Torah and the world. Finally, we seek to shape a school environment where the performance of mitzvot inspires respect, obligation and aspiration. This is the mission of our high school.
SAR is interested in attracting students who want to be participants in our mission- driven school, and are committed to developing their character, learning and observance as members of the Jewish people and citizens of a democratic society. Prospective students must be prepared to invest a significant amount of energy in both their general and Judaic studies program, to work collaboratively with other students, and welcome the opportunity to form close relationships with teachers and other staff members. In addition, prospective students should demonstrate behavior indicating their emotional readiness for high school studies and activities. Finally, SAR is interested in attracting students involved in community service activities that demonstrate their commitment to the betterment of the Jewish community and the world.
SAR recognizes that our students want to broaden their social, religious and academic peer group when entering high school. Therefore, we look to assemble a student body comprised both of SAR Academy graduates and students from other Jewish day schools located all over the tri-state area.
We urge interested students and their parents to attend our fall open house to learn more about our school and the admissions process. You can reach our admissions department at 718.548.2727 x1576.
Open House - Sunday, October 30, 2016 9:30am-12:30pm
College Board PSAT for Grades 8-9 - Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at participating schools
BJE Judaic Studies High School Placement Exam - Sunday, November 20, 2016
Application Deadline - December 15 (SAR Academy Students - November 7)
Parents are invited to join Rabbi Tully Harcsztark, Ms. Nancy Lerea and other members of our administration for an informational evening in your community about our school and the admissions process. All parlor meetings begin at 8:15pm. Please RSVP to a parlor meeting of your choice by clicking here. Upon submission of your response, an email will be sent to you with specific location information.
Stamford - Monday, November 7, 2016
Queens - Wednesday, November 9, 2016
New Rochelle - Tuesday, November 15, 2016
White Plains - Monday, November 21, 2016
Manhattan - Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Bergen County - Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Riverdale - Monday, December 12, 2016
Application and Fee. Complete the online Application for Admission, which includes the Student and Parent Questionnaires, Teacher Recommendation and grading report, and submit them together with the application fee of $150.00 . (SAR Academy Students are not required to pay the application fee.)
Board of Jewish Education High School Entrance Examinations. Each student is required to take the College Board PSAT for Grades 8-9 and the BJE Judaic Studies examinations and have the scores reported to our Admissions Office.
Scholarship Assistance. If you will be applying for scholarship assistance, please click here. Parents who submit a scholarship application on or before January 23rd will be informed of the committee’s determination when decision letters are mailed. SAR High School will provide scholarship assistance to families who meet application and scholarship assistance deadlines, based on individual need. We seek to ensure that no qualified student is prevented from attending for monetary reasons.
Interview. Upon submission of the completed application, our Admissions Office will call to arrange an individual interview for students and their parents.
Final deadline for submission of all application materials: December 15th. (SAR Academy Students: November 7)
Should you have any questions, please call (718) 548-2727
Nancy Lerea, Associate Principal, Director of Admissions, ext. 1503
Gila Kolb, Registrar, Associate Director of Admissions, ext. 1576
We are excited to welcome you to our SAR on-line application. You will have the opportunity to save your application and submit it later when you are ready. Final deadline for submission of your application is December 15th. (SAR Academy student application deadline is November 7.) Any applications submitted after the deadline may run the risk of not being processed, in which case your application fee will be refunded to you.
Application fee $150 (Application Fee is waived for students from SAR Academy.)
Thank you for your interest in SAR High School and we look forward to meeting you soon!
Rabbi Tully Harcsztark, Principal
Nancy Lerea, Associate Principal, Director of Admissions
Gila Kolb, Registrar, Associate Director of Admissions
CURRENT OR PREVIOUS SAR FAMILIES: please click here.
You will be asked for your username & password (if you do not remember your logins, you can request for them to be reset). After logging in, please click on the Admissions Module icon in the Parent Portal.
NEW FAMILIES: please click here.
Then click on 'Register' and you will be prompted to create an account and directed to our Admissions Module.
If at any time you have any questions regarding your application, please contact Gila Kolb at firstname.lastname@example.org or 718.548.2727 x1576.
Pre-registration is now open for our Open House on Sunday, October 30, 2016 from 9:30am-12:30pm. Pre-registration is encouraged but walk-ins are welcome to attend and can register upon arrival. Pre-registered guests should proceed to the Pre-Registration Tables upon arrival.
Parents are invited to join Rabbi Tully Harcsztark, Ms. Nancy Lerea and other members of our administration for an informational evening in your community about our school and the admissions process. All meetings begin at 8:15pm.
UPON SUBMISSION OF YOUR RESPONSE YOU WILL RECEIVE AN EMAIL NOTIFICATION WITH SPECIFIC LOCATION INFORMATION.