The Admissions Process

Thank you for your interest in Carmel Academy. 

To Begin:
Families interested in scheduling a tour and learning more about Carmel Academy can submit an online inquiry form or contact Carmel Academy at (203) 983-3503 or

Tours are scheduled Monday through Friday and offer parents an opportunity to experience our school in action, meet members of our educational leadership team, and discuss each family's individual needs.  

When is my child eligible to apply?
Transitional Kindergarten applicants: Applicants to our Transiition Kindergarten program should turn 4 years old by September 30th of their incoming TK year.
Kindergarten applicants: Applicants to our kindergarten program should turn five years old by December 31st of their incoming kindergarten year.

Application Deadline: The Kindergarten application deadline is December 31.

We encourage you to begin the admissions process well before the application deadline of December 31st. Applications submitted after the deadline will continue to be considered on a space-available basis. Carmel Academy welcomes applications for all grade levels.

Application Forms:
To be considered for admission, please submit the following: 
  • A completed application form
  • A $150 application fee
  • After completing the application, you will have access to upload your child's birth certificate, teacher recomendations, recent school reports and monitor your progress through the admissions process.
Once we receive all the pertinent infomation, we will be in touch to schedule your child's screening and/or day visit at Carmel Academy. 

How to Create a myCarmel Account:
  • Start your application form.
  • Select the blue "Create Account" link to create a myCarmel username and password.
  • After entering your basic information, select the "Create Account" button.
  • Our system may recognize you by your email address. Hello again!
  • If the system recognizes your email address, your email address will be highlighted in red after you press submit.
  • If this occurs, select the "Forgot Login?" button. You will then be prompted to enter your email address to receive an automatic reply containing your myCarmel username and password.
  • Once you receive a myCarmel username and password you will have access to complete the online application, upload teacher recomendations, recent school reports and monitor your progress through the admissions process.

We look forward to working together with your family throughout the admissions process.

Grade Specific Information

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  • Kindergarten and Transitional Kindergarten Admissions

    After receiving a completed application, we will schedule a your child's Kindergarten screening at Carmel Academy. Kindergarten screenings take place in December and January. During the screening your child will meet individually with one of our early childhood educators who will assess your child's developmental readiness for kindergarten.
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  • Transfer Admissions for Grades 1st - 8th

    We welcome transfer applicants to all grades.  Upon receipt of a completed application, we will set up a time for your child to spend a day at Carmel.
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  • PALS Admissions

    Admittance to the PALS program is predicated upon a detailed review of all the documentation, including evaluations, parental input, and either an in-house and/or on-site classroom observation. Students may be accepted throughout the year pending availability of space.
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  • Carmel Academy is a private school for children of all Jewish affiliations, serving children from transitional kindergarten through 8th grade.

Carmel Academy is a recipient of UJA Greenwich, the United Jewish Federation of Greater Stamford, New Canaan and Darien, Federation for Jewish Philanthropy of Upper Fairfield County and The UJA Federation on New York.