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 2023 – 2024 as well as the 2024-2025 school years. Visit our Admissions Timeline page for specific dates and details.

To Apply for Admission to Pardes Jewish Day School: 

Complete the online application:

The application process begins by completing an inquiry form. Upon completion of the inquiry form, an email will be sent to you inviting you to log into your admissions portal and continue the application process.

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 an admissions playdate. Information and details will be provide to families upon completion of an application.

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 applying for 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.

Applicants to first through eighth grade 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. Lauren Kreisberger, Director of Admissions and Enrollment Management, will contact you to discuss details of a visit upon receipt of an application.

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, color, 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, color, 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.