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High School Admissions

High School Admission Information


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.


Important Dates

Open House - Sunday, October 14, 2018 9:30am-12:30pm


California Achievement Test (CAT E/Survey) - Tuesday, October 16, 2018


BJE Judaic Studies High School Placement Exam - Monday, November 19, 2018

Application Deadline - November 30 (SAR Academy Students - October 22)

Decision Letter Release Date - Tuesday, February 12, 2019


Parlor Meetings

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.


Queens - Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Westchester - Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Stamford - Monday, November 5, 2018

Manhattan - Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Bergen County - Monday, November 19, 2018

Riverdale - Wednesday, November 28, 2018

High School Admissions Process

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.)

Jewish Education Project High School Entrance Examinations.

Applicants are required to take both the Judaic Studies and General Studies examinations organized by the Jewish Education Project. This year, the Judaic Studies exam will have Hebrew and english sections. The general studies exam will be the California Achievement Test (CAT E/Survey). To register, please contact the Jewish Education Project before the end of September at if your school does not register for you.


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 email to arrange an individual interview for students and their parents.

Final deadline for submission of all application materials: November 30 (SAR Academy Students: October 22)

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

Online Application

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 November 30. (SAR Academy student application deadline is October 22.) 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


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 or 718.548.2727 x1576.

Open House Pre-Registration Form

Pre-registration is now open for our Open House on Sunday, October 14, 2018 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.

Thank you!

Click here to pre-register

HS Parlor Meetings RSVP

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.


Click here to RSVP for a parlor meeting of your choice.