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Thank you for your interest in Pardes Jewish Day School. Our Admissions Office looks forward to providing you with an introduction to all aspects of the Pardes community.

Admission to Pardes Jewish Day School for grades one through eight is rolling based on space availability at each grade level. The deadline for priority consideration for kindergarten admission is prior to the January admissions playdates at which point kindergarten moves to rolling admission based on remaining availability. Make sure to check the Tours and Events section of our website for the schedule of Kindergarten admissions events.

To Apply for Admission to Pardes Jewish Day School:


Schedule a campus tour

We invite you to schedule a tour of Pardes Jewish Day School. Tours are conducted Monday through Friday and are done on an individual basis. Please schedule your appointment by contacting Bethany Spector, Director of Admissions, at 480-991-9141 or

Complete the online application

Please click on the links below to begin the new student online application. You will need to set up an online account prior to beginning the application. A non-refundable $85 application fee will be collected at the end of the online application process. Please make sure you receive a confirmation email acknowledging the application was submitted.


Applicants to Kindergarten:

A recommendation form from the student’s Pre-Kindergarten teacher must
be submitted as part of the application. The recommendation form is sent electronically to the teacher and returned to the Admissions Office directly from the teacher via email.

Applicants to First through Eighth Grade:

For students applying to rst through fourth grade, one recommendation form from the student’s current classroom teacher must be submitted as part of the application. Two recommendation forms (Language Arts and Math) are required for applicants going into fifth through eighth grade. These recommendation forms are sent electronically to the teacher(s) and returned to the Admissions Office directly from the teacher(s) via email.

Please submit a Transcript Request Release Form to your child’s current school giving the school permission to forward records.

Download Transcript Request Form

Schedule a Shadow Day

Students applying to grades one through eight are required to spend a day on campus. They will be matched with a buddy in their current grade level. Assessments will also take place during the visit. A completed Visitor Release form will need to be completed for the shadow day. Please contact Bethany Spector at 480-991-9141 or to schedule the visit.

Download Visitor Release Form

Kindergarten applicants will participate in an admissions playdate in January. An application must be submitted to participate in the January admissions playdates.  Kindergarten enrollment moves to rolling admissions based on space availability after the January admissions play dates. 

If an application is submitted after the admissions playdates, a one-on-one or small group playdate will be scheduled at a different time. Make sure to visit the Tours and Events section for the Kindergarten admissions playdate schedule.

If you have any question regarding the admissions process, please do not hesitate to contact Bethany Spector, Director of Admissions and Marketing, at 480-991-9141 or

Pardes admits qualified students of any race, national and ethnic origin, or sexual orientation to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.  Pardes does not discriminate on the basis of race, national and ethnic origin, or sexual orientation in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.