The Admissions Process

Gesher Jewish Day School welcomes the application of Jewish children from kindergarten through eighth grade.
 Gesher accepts applicants whom we believe will be successful in our challenging dual program of General and Jewish Studies and who will be supportive of the school mission.

Interested parents are invited to contact the Admissions Office to discuss their child, the admissions process and receive a personal tour of the school.  The application deadline for new students is February 28, 2017 for the following academic year.  Applications will continue to be accepted as long as space remains available.

It all starts with a visit

Prospective families are encouraged to learn more by visiting our beautiful campus. You are welcome to schedule an individual tour with our Admissions Office. Seeing our school in action is the best way to get to know us.

During a tour you can expect to...
  • Visit classrooms and see classes in progress
  • Talk to available teachers and ask questions
  • Discuss your child with the Admissions Officer

Apply for Admission

After you have visited our campus, the next step is to submit an application. Complete your application and submit a signed Release of Records form along with $100 non-refundable application fee by the February 28 due date. Following this date, applications will continue to be considered until the class is full.

Submitting an application means

  • That you have a desire to enroll your child at Gesher Jewish Day School
  • You are providing permission for us to request any standardized testing or academic reports to date from your child’s current school and a Confidential Teacher Recommendation
  • We may request additional outside educational testing

Screening and Visit

After we have received your completed application, you will be contacted to schedule a visit with your child. We will conduct a Kindergarten Readiness screening with your child for kindergarten applicants or a skills screening for applicants for other grades and/or arrange to observe your child in his current program or ours.

Acceptance and Enrollment

Acceptance letters and enrollment contracts are sent in March. The New Student Enrollment Deposit of $500 is applicable to the final tuition payment if received by the due date.

If you have any questions regarding the admissions process please don’t hesitate to contact our Admissions Office at or 703-978-9789.

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