Admissions Steps

Welcome to The Jewish Academy, South Florida's premier Jewish Day Schools and recipient of the School Choice Leadership Award for 2020. TJA is proud to be one the fastest growing Jewish School in South Florida. We are fully enrolled for the 2020-2021 Academic Year with only a Lottery to decide the few remaining seats. The hallmark of TJA is Top Quality Academics, Jewish Values, and warm family environment. We are truly grateful for your interest in joining the TJA family, and should this be the right fit for your child and if he or she is awarded one of the last remaining seats, it would be our greatest pleasure to partner together with you to build your child into a TJA superstar. Below are the admission steps to apply for the Jewish Academy:

Step One: Fill Out Admissions Application

Parents must fill out the New Student Registration form online and pay an application fee of $100 per child. Families who do not win our Entrance Lottery will have their application fee refunded in full. 

Step Two: Academic Assessment

Email our Administrative Assistant at to schedule an Academic Assessment for your child(ren). The assessment window is from 10:00AM-1:00PM Monday-Thursday. The Math and Reading assessment takes appropriately three hours to complete with scheduled breaks.

Step Three: If needed, Apply For Financial Aid/Scholarships

Don’t let finances prevent you from providing your child or children the very best secular and Jewish education. 


The Jewish Academy supports families in applying for a number of Jewish Community and Non-Profit/Government Scholarships. Chinuch Yehudi, Oorah, and Nechomas Yisrael provides millions of dollars each year to support Jewish Familes from public schools who transition their children to a Jewish Day School. Jewish Academy parent also receive valuable support from a number of government/non profit programs including Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK), Step-Up for Students, the McKay Scholarship Program for Students with Disabilities, AAA Scholarship Foundation, and the Gardiner Scholarship programs. We also provide in-school tuition scholarships based on financial need.

Step Four: Sign Tuition Contract

Soon after families have filled out an Admissions Application and payed their registration fees, a Tuition Contract for the year will be emailed to them. This tution contract must be returned prior to our Admissions Lottery.

Admissions Lottery

Due to a wait-list for admissions for the 2020-2021 School Year, entrance will be determined by a Lottery administered on March 15th. Our 2020-2021 Open House will be Sunday, March 15th and all candidates are welcome to attend. After our Open House on March 15th, we will release a list of winners of our 2020-2021 Selection Lottery on the Jewish Academy website.

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Hollywood, FL 33021