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.

Our 2020-2021 Admissions Application is now available. You can apply for free between September 15 and December 15!  Visit our Admissions Timeline page for specific dates and details.

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 tour online by or by calling 480-991-9141

Complete the online application 

The new student online application is now available.  If you apply between September 15 and December 15, we will waive your application fee. Beginning December 16, the non-refundable application fee is $95.Click here to begin your 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.  Kindergarten applicants will participate in one of the  admissions playdates held in either December or January.  Kindergarten enrollment moves to rolling admissions based on space availability after the January admissions play dates.

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

Applicants to grades one through eight will also be asked to spend a day on campus as part of the application process. They will attend class with a buddy in the current grade level and participate in a student interview. A completed Visitor Release form will need to be completed for the shadow day. Please contact the Office of Admissions at 480-991-9141 or to schedule the visit.

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

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.