Letter From Our Admissions Director

Thank you for your interest in Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School. A Bernard Zell education transcends everyday school life, welcoming students and their families into a warm Jewish community. We all look forward to getting to know your family throughout the application process.

The best way to understand what makes Bernard Zell unique is to see us in action during a tour. You’ll learn firsthand how Jewish life and study infuses our classrooms and activities and you’ll hear directly from students and alumni how Bernard Zell has enriched their lives.

Our admissions committee seeks student applicants who we believe will have the best likelihood for a successful and satisfying school experience. Family is an integral part of a Bernard Zell education, and we seek families who take a strong interest in their children’s development and who will partner with us to support their children’s education. We give priority to applicants whose siblings are current Bernard Zell students, and encourage applications from alumni families.

Depending on your child’s grade level, we may evaluate your application using grades or test results from previous schools or through play groups and interviews with both parents and children. Affiliation and practice within a particular movement is not considered in the admissions process. Our community represents the wide spectrum of Jewish life, and tuition assistance is available for those in need.

I hope you enjoy learning more about our school and I look forward to receiving your inquiry form. Please feel free to call or email me directly to schedule your visit. It would be my pleasure to introduce your family to the family of Bernard Zell.


Katie Rich
Director of Admissions
Email here or 773.572.1236
Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, sex, gender or sexual orientation to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, sex, gender or sexual orientation in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, tuition assistance programs or other school-administered programs.?

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