Frequently Asked Questions (Kindergarten - 8th Grade)
When Are Applications Due? +
The application deadline for the 2019-2020 school year is January 31, 2019. For more information, please review the Application Process Checklist.
What Happens if an Application is Late? +
Late applications are considered only if there is space available in the grade to which they are applying.
What is Kadima’s Admission Criteria? +
Consideration for K-8 admission is based upon the application for admission, parent and student interviews, transcripts, teacher and administrator recommendations, ERB/Testing scores (where applicable). Early Childhood admission is based on the application and parent interview. We take a holistic approach and weigh all factors when making admission decisions.
What Kind of Student Does Kadima Seek to Admit? +
Kadima seeks to admit creative, curious, motivated, and involved students and families who are committed to supporting our Jewish community ensuring the success of their students.
Do siblings receive priority in the admissions process? +
While admission is not guaranteed for any applicant, we welcome applications from siblings of current Kadima students and alumni. Kadima makes an effort to keep siblings together when the applicant is qualified.
When Will We be Notified of Our Admission Decision? +
Completed applications received by January 31, 2019 for Grades K – 8 will be mailed acceptance information no later than Friday, March 15, 2019. Applications for the Early Childhood Education Center will be mailed on a rolling basis. Contract and deposit for accepted students is due no later than Friday, March 29, 2019.
How Does Kadima Accommodate Students who Excel or Struggle +
We offer a broad curriculum, accommodating the varied interests and talents of our students. Academic and non-academic programs enhance students’ intellectual, creative, and spiritual growth. Extra-curricular activities provide a wide range of opportunities through the athletic programs, drama productions, student clubs, and organizations. For students who may need more academic assistance, Kadima provides differntiated curriculum tracks. The School has partnerted with Builders of Jewish Education piloting a new Student Achievement Program called, Project EnAble. Project EnAble offers academic intervention services instructed by an Educational/Learning Specialist, Reading Specialist, or a credentialed Special Education Teacher at a reduced fee. Eligible Kadima students will receive academic instruction twice a week per trimester during the school day in an individual or small group setting.
Is There a Uniform or Dress Code? +
Kadima does not require its students to wear a uniform; however, specific dress standards are enforced. Students are expected dress appropriately and modestly according to the established guidelines.
How Religious is Kadima? +
Kadima is part of The Schechter Day School Network, which is an organization of Jewish day schools who identify with Conservative Judaism. Students attend Hebrew and Judaic Studies classes daily in conjunction with our integrated curriculum model. They experience weekly T’filah and Shabbat in the Bet Knesset. We are a Kosher campus and all male students in the Elementary School must wear Kippot (optional for female students). Kadima is unique in that our community represents a wide range of observances and is accepting and engaging of all.