Once an application is submitted your child will be scheduled for an interview and assessment.
A brief developmental evaluation for each child entering Kindergarten or First Grade will be scheduled. Hillel administers the YCAT and Bracken to incoming Kindergartners and just the YCAT to incoming first graders. Since we have seen how strong our ECC is in preparing children for kindergarten, those children matriculating to kindergarten from our ECC will most likely not
be tested for kindergarten unless
there are specific concerns and a further assessment is needed to determine readiness. We will, of course, advise you if this is the case. Evaluations typically begin in mid-December and continue through February. Additionally, the Director of Advancement and the Principal and/or Dean of Student Learning may visit the applicant’s current preschool or kindergarten classroom for a brief, informal on-site observation.
Applicants entering 2nd-8th Grade must take the WIAT test at Hillel and undergo a Hebrew assessment. These tests are taken individually and are scheduled at a mutually convenient time. Additionally, all 2nd-8th Grade applicants must meet with the Director of Advancement, Principal, and Dean of Student Learning, as well as “shadow” a current Hillel student while school is in session.
Incoming Kindergarten and First Grade students must attend a visiting day.