Applying to Pardes

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.

We are busy working with families applying for the 2020 – 2021 school year. Visit our Admissions Timeline page for specific dates and details.

To Apply for Admission to Pardes Jewish Day School: 

Schedule a Tour:

Given the temporary closure of our campus, we are unable to offer on-campus personal tours. However, there are other wonderful ways to experience Pardes in action. We invite you to schedule an individual call with our Director of Admissions and Enrollment Management. Please schedule your call online or by contacting her directly at 480-462-2527 or admissions@pardesschool.org

Complete the online application 

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.  Our Kindergarten Admissions Playdates have already been conducted; however, we continue to schedule individual and small group playdates as families continue to apply. Lauren Kreisberger, Director of Admissions and Enrollment Management, will contact families to schedule these sessions upon receipt of an applications. Due to the temporary campus closure, these sessions may be conducted virtually.

Applicants to First through Eighth Grade:

For students applying to first 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.  Additionally, please submit a Transcript Request Release Form to your child’s current school giving the school permission to forward records.

Download Transcript Request Form

Typically, applicants to grades one through eight are asked to spend a day on campus as part of the application process. They attend class with a buddy in the current grade level and participate in a student interview. Given that we have temporarily moved to a remote learning platform, these visit days will be adjusted. Lauren Kreisberger, Director of Admissions and Enrollment Management, will contact you to figure discuss this virtual visit upon receipt of an application.

Download Visitor Release Form

If you have any question regarding the admissions process, please do not hesitate to contact the Office of Admissions at 480-991-9141 or admissions@pardesschool.org.


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.