Admissions Process

We are honored that you have chosen to grant us the privilege of partnering with you in educating your precious child, a trust that we take with the utmost humility. These are the steps in the JEC Lower School's admissions process:

1)Please call Mrs. Debbie Kadosh, Executive Office Manager, at 908.355.4850 x 6234, or e-mail her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., to set up a building tour, either before or concurrent to your child’s admissions interview (Step 3).

2)We hope you will find the online application process clear, simple and easy. If you do not have all the necessary information readily available, you may save your application, and submit it when you are ready.

If you are a current or former parent and already have an online account with Bruriah / JEC / RTMA, please Click Here.
This screen will bring you to the DDC Parent Portal Log In. Please enter your existing username and password. If you do not remember your information you can click forgot username and password. Please, do not register for a new account. After logging in, please click on the Admissions Module icon in the Parent Portal under My Account.

If you are new to Bruriah, the JEC or RTMA, please Click Here.
This will bring you to the JEC online parent portal. Please click “Register.” You will be prompted to create an account and then directed to the admissions module. Should you choose, you will have the opportunity to save your application for submission at a later date.

There is an Application fee of $150.

3)For Early Childhood applicants, please call Mrs. Lani Krausz at 908-355-4850 x 6235 to set up an interview.  For students in Grades 1-8, please call Mrs. Malkie Singfer, 908.355.4850 x6236, or e-mail her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., to set up your child’s admissions interview. Students will meet with Mrs. Malkie Singfer, Director of Student Services, and Dr. Rebecca Mischel, Director of Guidance. Don’t worry, your child does not need to be apprehensive; you will accompany your child to the intake session. The intake consists of assessing the skill level of your child relative to age-appropriate benchmarks, and provides you the opportunity to ask in-depth questions about your child’s specific needs.

4)For transfer students entering Grades 1-5, the intake will be with Mrs. Malkie Singfer, Director of Student Services, and Dr. Rebecca Mischel, Director of Guidance. Your child will have an informal personal interview with us, and then will take brief standardized assessments in Hebrew reading (keriyah), Chumash with Rashi (when grade-appropriate), reading, and mathematics. The process generally lasts 45-60 minutes in total.Please also send us the two most recent years of report cards and standardized testing records, along with any other Individual Service Plans (ISP) or classification documents that may be relevant.

5)At the time of your child’s interview, you will have the opportunity to speak to our Business Office to discuss any financial queries you may have.

6)After the personal interview, an admissions decision is usually forthcoming within a day or two (sometimes a bit longer for transfer students). You will be informed by mail and email of our decision. If your child is accepted, registration instructions will accompany his or her acceptance letter so that you can log in to the parent portal and register your child.

 

Please note the following admissions cut-off dates for the 5780 (2019-20) school year:

            

            JUNIORS - Date of Birth not later than 3-31-2017

            NURSERY- Date of Birth not later than September 30, 2016.

            KINDERGARTEN- DOB not later than September 30, 2015.

            PRIMER- DOB not later than September 30, 2014.

For Grades 1-5, academic and socio-emotional levels are the major determinants, not cut-off dates.

WE LOOK FORWARD TO HAVING YOU JOIN OUR FAMILY !