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  • The main point of entry to Wise School is in Kindergarten. In all other grades spaces are available based on attrition. Therefore, openings are not always available in all grade levels.
  • The first step in applying to Wise School is to return the completed Application with the non-refundable application fee of $150 to the Office of Admission. The Office of Admission will then schedule a student screening and a parent interview with a private campus tour. Families will be notified of the days and times via email and are asked to confirm those dates and times with the Office of Admission upon receipt.
  • Prospective applicants and their parents are advised to submit their applications as soon as possible. The application deadline is January 31, 2014. This is not a postmark deadline, but the date that all applications must be received by the Office of Admission.
  • Yes. We encourage families to return their applications prior to the deadline of January 31, 2014
  • Although we consider late applications, most spaces will be filled by students who apply before the deadline of January 31, 2014. Applicants who submit their applications after the deadline will only be considered if there is space available in the grade to which they are applying.

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  • Consideration for admission is based upon the application for admission, the screening, the parent interview, transcripts, teacher and administrator recommendations, ISEE scores and ERB scores (where applicable). Parents should deliver the authorization for release of transcripts as well as teacher and administrator recommendation forms to the appropriate individuals at their school as early as possible. Transcripts and recommendations are mailed to Wise by your child's school and are due by January 31, 2014.
  • Since admission is never guaranteed, we recommend that your child apply to more than one school. However, we do encourage you to let us know that Wise is your family's first choice.
  • Wise seeks to admit bright, motivated, creative, and involved students who, along with their families, are committed to the values of our School's mission and who have the ability to contribute to the School community throughout their time here.
  • Applicants and their families will be given a date and time for a student screening and parent interview. While the applicant is being screened by one of our teachers, parents will meet one-on-one with a member of our administration. The interview will be followed by a private tour of our campus. Please allot one to two hours for your visit to Wise.
  • Open Houses- We strongly encourage all families considering applying to Wise to attend one of our two Open Houses. These events provide the perfect opportunity for parents to visit our campus and learn more about our curriculum, faculty, administration, athletics and extra-curricular activities. You will hear first-hand stories from current parents and students about their experiences at our School and will have the opportunity to ask questions. Open House invitation and registration forms are available in our application packet.
    Campus Tours
    - In addition to our Open Houses, each family is offered a private campus tour at the time of the interview. That tour is led by one of our Parent Docents – parents of both former and current Wise students. 
  • If you wish to apply for financial aid, please check back to this website in October, 2013 to download the required forms.
  • Yes, all families whose children attend Wise School are required to be members of the Temple.
  • There are no discounts on membership for those families who already maintain membership at another synagogue. When your child enters Wise, he/she is not just entering a school; they are entering a community. Stephen S. Wise Temple offers all members the opportunity to participate in a variety of educational and cultural programs and events, many of which your children take part in as a student of Wise.

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  • Admission decisions will be mailed on March 14, 2014. Enrollment Agreements are due on March 24, 2014.
  • The size of the wait pool varies from year to year. Our wait pool is non-prioritized and a decision to fill a space with a student from the wait pool may not necessarily be made on a first-come, first-served basis. We make every effort to notify candidates placed in our wait pool of space availability by the end of April. However, there is no guarantee that a space will become available.
  • While admission is not guaranteed for any applicant, we welcome applications from siblings of current Wise School students and alumni. Wise strives to create a relationship of continuity and tradition with our families and every effort is made to keep siblings together when the applicant is qualified.
  • Yes. We welcome applications from students who have previously applied to Wise but who were not admitted. The Office of Admission wishes to have the most current and up-to-date information on applicants and therefore applications from the previous year cannot be automatically reactivated. Any student who was not previously offered admission, but who wishes to be considered for the following academic year must submit a new application.

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  • We offer an incredibly broad and rich curriculum that accommodates the varied interests and talents of our students. Our PACE program (Programs for Academic and Creative Enrichment) provides challenging opportunities for high achieving and talented students. Children are guided into stimulating learning opportunities both within and beyond the regular school program.

    Our resource team provides support for students who may require additional assistance with their academic program. Students benefit from the expertise of these educators by working with them one on one or in small groups. The Resource Team works closely with teachers and parents to diagnose student needs, develop appropriate plans, and to monitor student progress.
  • Approximately 325 students attend Wise.
  • There is one teacher and one full time teaching associate per classroom.
  • Wise requires its students to wear a uniform. Requirements are sent home at the beginning of each School year and students are expected to be appropriately and neatly attired according to the guidelines.
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