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Application Process

We are delighted you are interested in completing an Application for Admission to Akiba Yavneh Academy.
Information below will guide you through the application process.

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2024-25 Admissions Deadlines

Fri, Jan 12, 2024

New Application Deadline

Fri, Jan 20

Teacher Recommendations and All Supplemental Paperwork Due, including 9th Grade ISEE scores

Mon, Jan 1

Tuition Assistance applications open

Fri, Feb 23

New Applicant Tuition Assistance Deadline

Fri, March 8

New Applicant Admission Decisions

Fri, March 22

New Applicant Parent Admission Response Deadline

2023-24 School Year Applications

If you are interested in applying to Akiba Yavneh Academy for the current school year, please use the online application and choose 2023-24 option. Steps in the admissions process:

  • Admissions Procedure for New Students
  • After clicking the above link, you will be redirected to our AYA Connect Parent Portal and after submitting an application for your student you will see a checklist of next steps in the admissions process.
Parent/Family School Tours

You are cordially invited to visit Akiba Yavneh Academy. Campus tours are available by appointment by contacting the Admissions Office at 214-295-3400 or admissions@akibayavneh.org

Student Visits

Once any previous school records are received, the Admissions Office will schedule a day visit for the prospective student who will then spend time on campus in their current grade. Prospective students will be observed and assessed during this time and will complete the admissions assessment to be considered for enrollment. Accommodations for students 1st Grade and up for a remote assessment can be made for families planning a move to Dallas and are unable to bring children for a visit.

Student Records and Supporting Documents
  • Parents email current school via the AYA checklist to give permission for records to be released.

  • Parents email principal and required teacher/s as per checklist via the AYA portal to complete evaluations.

  • Parents upload testing and recommendations via the portal if student has been tested.

  • Parents of new 9th grade students upload ISEE test scores ISEE TESTING

    • The independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) for students entering 9th grade is available to take either at home or in person. Please note it is the parent’s responsibility to register the student to take the ISEE test at ERB:ISEE 447529 (hyper link this to https://www.erblearn.org/families/isee-registration/)
      When registering for the exam, please add Akiba Yavneh Academy as the recipient of the student’s scores. AYA school code 447529

  • Parents complete all required steps of the checklist

Notification

The Admission Committee selects students on the basis of school records, teacher recommendations, and school visit observations. All admission decisions are made in the best interest of each student. Once openings in each grade level have been filled, qualified applicants will be placed in a waiting pool to be accepted should new openings occur.

Enrollment

If accepted, you will be granted access to our online enrollment agreement and given detailed instructions and timeline for completion. The enrollment agreement is a financial commitment. If you withdraw your child's enrollment on or before May 5, you will not be assessed any charges for tuition and fees. After that date, you may still be obligated to pay tuition and fees according to the terms of the enrollment agreement.

Forms

Additional forms will be sent via AYAConnect in July once your child is enrolled.  A birth certificate and updated vaccination records will be required. ECP students must also complete a Doctor Permission form at this time.

Financial Aid

Once application has been submitted, previous school records requested, and student visit scheduled, you may apply for Financial Aid. To learn more about Financial Aid, click here.

Immunizations

Each student enrolled at Akiba Yavneh Academy shall be immunized against vaccine preventable diseases caused by infectious agents in accordance with the most current immunization schedule adopted by the Texas Department of State Health Services, or must have an original written medical exemption from immunizations from a licensed U.S. physician (board certified allergist, immunologist, hematologist or oncologist) which is dated within one year from the date signed by the physician (unless it indicates a lifelong exemption). Affidavits for Immunization Exemption for Reasons of Conscience are not accepted. Each student must have a current immunization record on file. All new families must submit their immunization records with their enrollment for the school nurse to review and approve. For further question please contact the school nurse, Doba Rudberg (email)

Communications

There will be at least two summer communications sent to prepare for the school year.

Need more information?

Contact the Admissions Office at 214.295.3400 or admissions@akibayavneh.org

Frequently Asked Questions

What age does AYA begin?
3-month-olds can enter our Early Childhood Program.

Do AYA students wear uniforms?
Lower and Middle School students wear uniforms. K-12th Grade boys are required to wear kippot on campus.

Does my child need to know Hebrew?
It would be preferable, but not essential. Students who do not have a Hebrew background will be given a support plan.

What are the school hours?
School starts at 8 am and ends at 3:30 pm for Lower School, 3:45 pm for Middle School, and 4:20 pm for High School. Friday school ends campus wide at 2:25 pm.

At what grade do competitive after-school sports begin? 
5th Grade

Are there after school activities? 
Yes, we offer Discovery Programs for Early Childhood and Lower/Middle School.

Is there after-care?
After care is offered from ECP-8th Grade Monday-Thursday until 6 pm and Friday until 5 pm during daylight savings and until 3:30 pm during the winter months.

Is there a lunch program available?
Students are welcome to bring a dairy or parev lunch from home. There is also a hot lunch program with meat lunch served Monday, Wednesday and Friday