How to Apply to Elementary School, grades TK-5
We welcome applications at every grade level, including Kindergarteners who will turn 5 by September 1, 2021 or Transitional Kindergarteners who will turn 5 by December 1, 2021. Our TK program is intended for students who are ready for an experience in a TK-8 school environment. We consider every child on an individual basis to determine whether TK, Kindergarten, or another year of preschool is most appropriate. Our plan for our TK program for 2021 (pending any unforseen COVID conditions) is for it to be its own separate class, and we will only be accepting 10 students. We welcome your inquiries and are happy to answer any questions you may have.
Below you will find a detailed description of the application process. Wornick is one of the San Francisco Bay Area schools using a web-based application called Ravenna Admit for the submission of online applications. The Admissions team will be available to answer your questions or provide assistance at any time during the process.
All application materials are due January 15, 2021.
The Director of Admissions may be reached at email@example.com or by calling 650-378-2611.
|Key Admission Dates for Applicants to Elementary School|
|All Application Materials Due||January 15, 2021|
|Tuition Assistance Applications Due Online||February 10, 2021|
|Shadow Experiences for Applicants to Grades 1-5||By Appointment|
|Assessment Videos for Kindergarten and Transitional Kindergarten Applicants Due||January 15, 2021|
|Admission Decisions and Tuition Assistance Notification Letters Mailed||March 17, 2021|
|Admission Decisions and Tuition Assistance Notification Letters E-mailed||March 18, 2021|
|Enrollment Contracts and Deposit Due||March 25, 2021
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- Learn More About Wornick
- Complete an Online Application
- Apply for Tuition Assistance if needed
- Schedule a Student Visit
- Admission Decisions and Enrollment
We invite all prospective families to view the Why Wornick video on our Begin Your Wornick Journey page and our Virtual Tour page. A parent admissions meeting is also highly encouraged. To request a virtual meeting with our Director of Admissions, please complete an inquiry form.
Other admissions events, including our Virtual Elementary School Open House on November 15, 2020 and our Virtual Preschool Academy events, provide an excellent opportunity to get to know our program. Register for events here.
Please complete our online application. To do so, please click on the blue "Apply Now" button above, which will take you to the application platform, Ravenna, which Wornick uses to manage its applications. Please create an account, and then fill out your application for Ronald C. Wornick Jewish Day School.
The online application includes:
- Parent and Student Profiles
- Parent Questionnaire
- Copy of your child's birth certificate
- Confidential student evaluation form, to be completed by your child's current teacher. Please invite the teacher to complete this form via the online application.
- Applicants to Grades 1-5 must submit a request for student records to your current school. Please sign the form and provide it to your child's current school. All records must be received by the application deadline. The request for student records form is available for download from the online application, or here.
- Application fee of $100, payable by credit card as part of the online application. If the application fee represents a hardship for your family, please contact the Director of Admissions.
Wornick is committed to making our school available to a diverse community and offers tuition assistance to families showing a demonstrated need. Tuition Assistance information is available here. Please note that the application deadline for tuition assistance is February 10, 2021.
In response to the continued impact of COVID-19, a number of Bay Area independent schools are changing our approach to TK/Kindergarten Screening this year. In the past, families were required to visit each school in person in order to complete their required TK/Kindergarten assessment. For the 2020-21 admissions season, Wornick will accept one set of Shared Kindergarten Videos in lieu of the previously required TK/Kindergarten visit. Videos can be filmed on a cell phone in the comfort of your home or any other setting. No special preparation, materials, or equipment will be required. Detailed instructions are available on Ravenna, our application platform.
Applicants to grades 1-5 generally spend one or more days attending school at Wornick with their current grade. These visits are arranged by appointment after all application forms are complete. We will continue to evaluate COVID conditions as we near the end of January 2021, and advise how we will be proceeding.
Upon completion of the above steps, the Admission Committee will carefully review each application. Admissions decisions and tuition assistance information will be mailed on March 17, 2021, and emailed on March 18, 2021 in accordance with the practices of the Bay Area Independent Schools.
Enrollment contracts and tuition deposit are due March 25, 2021.