HBHA’s inquiry and application process happens year-round! While the process may look a little different during the pandemic, we are happy to answer your questions and help you through your exploration process, every step of the way. Please click here to begin your admissions journey with HBHA.
When Can I Apply to HBHA?
HBHA’s formal Kindergarten admissions process takes place in January and February; however, applications throughout the year are welcome. Applications for lateral entries into grades 1-11 are reviewed on a rolling admissions basis.
Take a Tour of HBHA
In person? Virtual? You decide!
We love showing the joy that happens in the classrooms, and we now offer two types of tours, Monday-Thursday:
Virtual tours: Join HBHA Director of Admissions, Tamara Lawson Schuster, for a personalized live Zoom tour during the school day! You’ll get the opportunity to safely see what our students are up to, ask questions, and learn about what your child will experience as an HBHA student.
In-person tours: Join HBHA Director of Admissions, Tamara Lawson Schuster, after 4pm for an individualized in-person tour. Of course, students won’t be in session, but you can get a feel for the physical building, ask questions, and learn about all that we offer our students.
If you are interested in HBHA, we invite you to join us for a personalized tour! Request your tour online, or contact Tamara Lawson Schuster, Director of Admissions.
Taste of Kindergarten
Each January, we offer two Taste of Kindergarten evening events for families with rising kindergarten students (open to children who plan to attend Kindergarten the following school year - applicants must be five years old by August 31 of their enrollment year). This parent-child event includes:
- interactive learning activities for pre-K students,
- the opportunity for parents to meet school administrators and learn about HBHA’s kindergarten program, and
- a chance for pre-K students to get to know HBHA and meet new friends.
We are excited to meet you at our 2021 Taste of Kindergarten virtual events!
- Wednesday, January 13, 2021 - 6:00-7:00pm, OR
- Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - 6:00-7:00pm
These sessions will include hands-on learning fun for children and their parents/guardians, facilitated by the Kindergarten teaching team to give you and your child a peek into life as an HBHA Kindergartener. There will be a supply pick up at HBHA prior to each virtual event.
*There will be a supply pick-up at HBHA the day prior and day of each virtual event (if you do not reside in KC we'll mail it to you). PLEASE register at least TWO days prior to your preferred Taste of Kindergarten session to ensure you receive the supplies needed to engage in the learning!
Event link will be emailed prior to each session.
Coffee & Conversation
Parents/Guardians of rising Kindergartners, grab a cup of your favorite coffee (or tea!), and join in virtual conversation with HBHA administrators (Head of School, K-8 Principal, Head of Jewish Studies, and Admissions Director) and a recent HBHA kindergarten family and picture your child as a Kindergartner at HBHA!!
Select from two sessions:
- Thursday, January 21, 9am
- Thursday, January 21, 7pm
Kindergarten Round Up
Pre-K students will be involved in a variety of kindergarten readiness activities with the kindergarten screening team. Typically, this is an in-person event for pre-K students. This year, we are re-imagining it to offer an event that is fun, safe and engaging. Details coming soon!
Your completed admissions application is due on or before your child’s Round-Up session. Stay tuned for dates and times!
For more information, or questions, please contact Tamara Lawson Schuster, Director of Admissions, 913.327.8135.