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Submit an application here.

Applications submitted prior to December 15th will receive an early application credit of $500 on the first year’s tuition.

Required Supporting Documents

• Submit a 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

Math Teacher Recommendation

Jewish Studies/Religious Teacher Recommendation

Application Fee

An application fee of $150 must accompany this application. It is non-refundable 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 for the 2021/22 school year are administered on Sunday, December 13, 2020 or Sunday, February 7, 2021. All testing takes place at Rochelle Zell Jewish High School. Click here to sign up for the Rochelle Zell placement test. All students must submit an application for admission prior to sitting for the test. Students needing extended time must also submit a copy of their most current service plan (IEP or 504) and psycho-ed testing.



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 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