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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, 2019 or Transitional Kindergarteners who will turn 5 by December 1, 2019.

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 18, 2019.

The Director of Admissions may be reached at or by calling 650-378-2611.

1. Schedule a Visit

A parent admissions tour is highly encouraged. To request a tour, please complete an inquiry form.

Other admissions events, including Elementary School Open House on December 2, 2018 and our Preschool Academies, provide an excellent opportunity to get to know our program. Register for events here.

2. Complete an Online Application

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.

3. Apply for Tuition Assistance if needed

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 11, 2019.

4. Schedule a Student Visit

Applicants to Kindergarten and Transitional Kindergarten will attend small group sessions. Please sign up for one session when you fill out your application on Ravenna.

Applicants to grades 1-5 will 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.

5. Admission Decisions and Enrollment

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 20, and emailed on March 21, 2019 in accordance with the practices of the Bay Area Independent Schools.

Enrollment contracts and tuition deposit are due March 28, 2019.

"Wornick is more than a school. Wornick is a place that encourages children to thrive, grow, and give back, a place where families connect and care, a place where teachers do so much more than just teach. Wornick is a community -- a place that creates a sense of belonging, a place one is always happy to come back to, part of who we are."
— Maia Tchetchik, Current Parent

"As an alumni parent, I've seen our Wornick graduates and their friends go onto high school and enjoy great success. Not only academically, but as well-rounded kids with a strong sense of self, of right and wrong, of how to be a good person in the world, how to get along with others -- how to achieve success in life."
— David Steirman, Alumni Parent

"At Wornick, we were accepted and loved as individuals. We brought ourselves to school each day and our teachers invested in us, embraced us, loved us for our differences and the unique perspective our much smaller selves brought to the classroom."
— Sydney Calander, Class of 2002

"We love being a part of Wornick, not only because of the great teachers and students, but because it’s amazing to send our child to a school that is guided by Jewish values, teachings and the importance of connected community."
— Rabbi Corey and Jenny Helfand, Current Parents

"We are raising intelligent, compassionate and motivated young people who will mature into outstanding members of our Jewish and secular communities."
— Rabbi Dennis Eisner, Senior Rabbi at Peninsula Temple Beth El and Alumnae Wornick Parent

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