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Applying to Rochelle Zell Jewish High School is easy!

Begin by completing an inquiry form to receive our Admissions Newsletter.

Download a blank application and save it to your desktop. Complete, save and submit the application as an attachment to admissions@rzjhs.org. Applications submitted prior to December 15th will receive an early application credit of $500 on the first year’s tuition.

Supporting Documents

• Submit transcript request to your current school registrar.
 
• Submit a copy of a written expository essay graded/evaluated by your student's 8th grade English/Language Arts teacher.
 

• Print teacher recommendations and submit to student's current teachers. Recommendations should be completed and returned to the RZJHS Admissions Office after the student's first semester. In lieu of Jewish Studies Recommendation, students not enrolled in a Jewish day school may request a letter of recommendation from the family’s rabbi, camp director or religious school teacher. We ask that the letter include information about the applicant’s spiritual journey and relationship with the Jewish community.

English Teacher Recommendation

Jewish Studies Teacher Recommendation

Math Teacher Recommendation

Application Fee

An application fee of $150 must accompany this application. It is nonrefundable and will not be applied to the tuition charge. The applicant is considered a candidate for admissions only after this application is received and the application fee is submitted. Click here to pay your application fee.

 

Placement Test

Incoming freshmen need to take a placement test. The test determines a student’s high school readiness and suggests appropriate course placement for freshman year. Placement tests are administered on Sunday, December 9, 2018 or Sunday, February 10, 2019. All testing takes place at Rochelle Zell Jewish High School. Click here to sign up for the Rochelle Zell placement test. Students needing extended time must submit a copy of their most current service plan and testing prior to sitting for the placement test.

 

Interview

Once all application materials are received (including teacher recommendations and school transcripts), students and their parents schedule an interview. These half-hour interviews are scheduled primarily during school hours with some availability on Sundays. Click here to schedule an interview.

 

Notification

Notification of acceptance and tuition assistance awards will be determined by mid-February.

"The turning point in my life was coming to RZJHS because that was when I became a leader. I was empowered by my teachers and I learned how to be a good student. I developed a good work ethic, I took initiative, and I got to shape a lot of things that are still in existence at RZJHS today. I definitely wouldn’t trade my unique experience for anything." - Mollie F., '04