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ELC & Academy Admissions

ELC

Admissions Process

Thank you for your interest in the SAR Early Learning Center. We look forward to getting to know you over the next several months as you explore the educational opportunities available at SAR.

SAR takes great pride in creating an academically challenging environment while instilling in our students the fundamental tools for citizenship within a Jewish and pluralistic society.

We invite you to read more about the Early Learning Center and encourage you to contact Liz Spevack at admissions@saracademy.org or 718-548-1717 x1251 with additional questions.

INFORMATION SESSIONS FOR PROSPECTIVE PARENTS

Please join us at one of our information sessions in order to learn more about our school, our curriculum & our community. At the information session you will have the opportunity to hear from Rabbi Krauss and other administrators as well as experience our school in session.

Upcoming session dates:

Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Thursday, November 1, 2018
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Thursday, December 13, 2018

These sessions are designed for parents only. Please click here to register for the sessions.

ADMISSIONS PROCESS

Admission Guidelines:

Please reference the table below to determine the class for which your child is eligible to be enrolled in September.

By September 30th, your child will have turned...For inclusion in...
22 Year Nursery
33 Year Nursery
4Pre-Kindergarten
5Kindergarten


Admissions Process:

Complete and submit the online application and the application fee of $150.

Once your completed application is received, a meeting will be scheduled for you and your child with the ELC Associate Principal, Alana Rifkin Gelnick. During this meeting you will have the opportunity to tour the school. An initial assessment of your child's developmental skills is made through games and conversation with your child. Alana values the opportunity to get to know each prospective family through this very personal application process.

For applications completed by December 18, 2018 (including school visits and scholarship assistance, if applicable), admissions and scholarship decisions will be made by January 10, 2019.

After December 18, 2018, we will begin rolling admissions. Places will be filled on a space-available basis.

Scholarship Assistance:

Since its inception, SAR has been committed to ensuring that all students admitted to the school have the benefit of an SAR education. No student is turned away from the school due to financial need. SAR’s scholarship program assists families based on demonstrated need.

Scholarship Assistance: If you will be applying for scholarship assistance, please click here.
Applications for scholarship must be submitted on or before April 15, 2019. Admission and scholarship decisions are made independently of each other. If all scholarship materials are submitted by December 18, 2018, you will be notified of the scholarship committee's decision at the same time as the admissions committee decision.

ACADEMY

Admissions Process

Thank you for your interest in SAR. We look forward to getting to know you over the next several months as you explore the educational opportunities available at SAR.

SAR takes great pride in creating an academically challenging environment while instilling in our students the fundamental tools for citizenship within a Jewish and pluralistic society.

For any admissions-related questions, please contact Liz Spevack at admissions@saracademy.org or at 718-548-1717 x1251.


INFORMATION SESSIONS FOR PROSPECTIVE PARENTS

Please join us at one of our information sessions in order to learn more about our school, our curriculum, and our community. At the information session, you will have the opportunity to hear from Rabbi Krauss and other administrators as well as experience our school in session.

Upcoming session dates
:

Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Thursday, November 1, 2018
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Thursday, December 13, 2018

These sessions are designed for parents only. Please click here to register for the sessions.

Application & Student Evaluation

Once all materials are submitted (application, test scores and application fee) a parent and student meeting will be scheduled with Rabbi Krauss, and the prospective student will have an informal interview and academic screening (for both General and Judaic Studies) with one of our school psychologists or learning specialists. The student will also visit a class at his/her academic grade level both to observe and take part in lessons.

The parents will also meet with the school psychologist or learning specialist to discuss his/her child and the opportunities they see by transferring to SAR. In addition, the visit will include a school tour.

Scholarship Assistance:

Since its inception, SAR has been committed to ensuring that all students admitted to the school have the benefit of an SAR education. No student is turned away from the school due to financial need. SAR’s scholarship program assists families based on demonstrated need.

If you will be applying for scholarship assistance, please click here. Applications for scholarship must be submitted on or before April 15, 2019. Admission and scholarship decisions are made independently of each other.

ONLINE APPLICATION

SAR ACADEMY ADMISSIONS

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. Thank you for your interest in SAR and we look forward to meeting you soon!


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).


NEW FAMILIES:
please click here.

Then click on "Register" and you will be prompted to create an account and then directed to our Admissions Module.



If you have any questions, please contact:

2019-2020 SAR 3-YEAR NURSERY and 4-YEAR NURSERY TUITION ACCESSIBILITY GRANT

2019-2020 SAR 3-YEAR NURSERY and 4-YEAR NURSERY
TUITION ACCESSIBILITY GRANT (TAG)

Offering a Limited Number of $5,000 Tuition Grants to SAR Nursery Students

We are pleased to announce an SAR Tuition Accessibility Grant (TAG) for the 2019-20 school year.  The SAR TAG initiative is specifically targeted to address the tuition burden of families who are struggling with the high cost of day school education.  Although for many that challenge is addressed by need-based scholarships, there is a segment of our community that does not qualify for traditional financial assistance, but still struggles to pay full tuition.  TAG is designed to provide tuition relief for these families. 

All SAR families who meet the eligibility requirements are encouraged to apply.  Families who meet the eligibility requirements will receive a $5,000 tuition grant to be applied against their tuition charges at SAR for the 2019-20 school year.

ELIGIBILITY 

  • The grant applies specifically to students who will be enrolled in the 3-year nursery or 4-year nursery for the 2019-20 school year. 
  • New applicants to the school as well as existing students are eligible to apply for the grant. 
  • The adjusted gross income of applicant families may not exceed $275,000. 
  • Families who do not meet the income cutoff may be eligible for the grant if they have other extraordinary or atypical expenses.
  • Only applicants who are in good financial standing and who in the absence of this grant would be paying full tuition are eligible to apply for the grant. The grant cannot be combined with any other financial assistance, affordability grant or discount. 
  • Completed applications will be reviewed and grants awarded, in the order they are received. Only the first 25 qualified applicants will be guaranteed to receive a grant.
  • Grant applications will only be considered for current SAR students once they have completed pre-registration for the 2019-20 school year.
  • Grant applications will be considered for prospective SAR students in parallel with their application for admission to the school.
  • Families that do not complete the 2019-20 registration process by the deadline will forfeit any grant that was awarded. 

APPLYING

Parents who wish to apply for TAG must fill out a short online form and submit the first two pages of their 2017 IRS Form 1040 by January 31, 2019.  All submissions will be reviewed by SAR’s Executive Director, Debra May.  Only the first 25 qualified applicants will be guaranteed to receive a grant. Families will be notified on or before February 22, 2019, as to whether they qualified for grants for their children. For families that qualify for a grant award: Provided that registration for 2019-20 is completed on or before the deadline for submission, a tuition credit in the amount of the grant being offered will be applied to the family’s account. 

Should you have any questions regarding the TAG initiative, please contact Debra May at (347) 274-3620 or by email at debra@saracademy.org.

Click here to apply

2019-20 SAR Family Tuition Accessibility Grant

2019-2020 SAR ACADEMY FAMILY TUITION ACCESSIBILITY GRANT (TAG)
Offering Grants of $3,500 per Student for Eligible SAR Academy Students

We are pleased to announce an SAR Family Tuition Accessibility Grant for the 2019-20 school year.  This initiative will provide a grant of $3,500 of tuition relief for each eligible SAR Academy student.   

The Tuition Accessibility Grant is specifically targeted to address the tuition burden of families who are currently paying full tuition, but find it difficult to do so. Although for many the challenge of paying tuition is addressed by need-based scholarships, there is a segment of our community that does not qualify for traditional financial assistance, but still struggles to pay full tuition. This initiative is designed to provide some tuition relief for these families. SAR Academy families who meet the eligibility requirements are encouraged to apply.  

ELIGIBILITY 

  • A family must have two or more children attending any grade in SAR (Nursery through 12th grade) in 2019-20. Grant awards will only be made for eligible students in 3-year nursery through 8th in 2019-20.
  • Only applicants who are in good financial standing and who in the absence of this grant would be paying full tuition are eligible to apply for the grant. Families who receive financial assistance or staff discount are not eligible.
  • Adjusted gross income should not exceed the levels listed below. 
  • A family's assets (including home equity and retirement accounts) may not exceed $1.25 million.   
  • Grants will only be made for students in 3-year nursery through 8th Grade. Students in Nursery who receive a 3N & 4N TAG grant are not eligible. 

# of children attending SAR

Income cutoff

Two Children

Income below $320,000

Three Children

Income below $385,000

Four or More Children

Income below $450,000

APPLYING

Parents who wish to apply for a grant must fill out a short online form and submit the first two pages of their 2017 IRS Form 1040 by January 31, 2019. All submissions will be reviewed by SAR’s Executive Director, Debra May. Families will be notified on or before February 22, 2019, as to whether they qualified for grants for their children. For families that qualify for a grant award: Provided that registration for 2019-20 is completed on or before the deadline for submission, a tuition credit in the amount of the grant being offered will be applied to the family’s account. Families that do not complete the registration process by the deadline will forfeit any grant that was awarded. Families will forfeit any grant awarded if at any point they do not continue to meet the eligibility criteria set for the grant. 

Should you have any questions regarding this initiative, please contact Debra May at (347) 274-3620 or by email at debra@saracademy.org.

APPLY at: www.saracademy.org/familytag