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 Ella Shteingart at (203) 983-3503,

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 31th. Applications submitted after the deadline will continue to be considered on a space-available basis. Carmel Academy welcomes applications for all grade levels. Please contact our Director of Admissions, Ella Shteingart, with any questions.

Application Forms:
To be considered for admission, please submit the following: 
Once we receive all the pertinent infomation and the file is complete, we will be in touch to schedule your child's screening and /or day at Carmel Academy. 
If accepted, an acceptance letter and enrollment contract will be mailed to your family. 

A non-refundable $2,000 deposit, applicable towards tuition, must be returned with the signed acceptance letter and contract.

Financial Assistance:
We encourage families who wish to be considered for tuition assistance to complete the tuition assistance application. All requests will be handled confidentially.

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

Admissions Screening Information

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  • Kindergarten

    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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  • Grade 1

    After receiving a completed application, we will schedule an individual screening for your child at Carmel Academy.  
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  • Transfer Admissions Grades 2-8

    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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  • 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.