How to Apply

Applications for the 2020-2021 school year are now open!

Please contact Cheryl Wolf, Director of Institutional Advancement for more information.
(323) 930-9333 ext 1420 or



To begin, submit an online application.  CLICK HERE TO APPLY. 

The "Getting to Know You" section should be filled out by applicants independently, without the help of parents. We invite applicants to submit additional materials that will help us get to know you better and that is not reflected elsewhere in our application.  This may include artwork, schoolwork, poetry, an essay, a video, information about hobbies/skills/special talent or another format of your choice.  We know that you are much more than an online form!

Already know you want to attend Shalhevet? Read about our Early Commitment Option:

Early Commitment Deadline:
Signed contracts due on Friday, February 14th, 2020.

Application Fee:

$150 non-refundable fee


Report Cards:

Applicants to 9th grade:

Please request that your current school email us report cards from 6th, 7th and first semester of 8th grade.

If applying to 10th or 11th grades, please email us final report cards for the past 2 years.

Recommendation Forms:

At the end of our online application, supply us with contact information for your principal, Math teacher, English teacher and a Rabbi or Judaic Studies teacher.  If you attend public school or a private independent school, we will want a recommendation from your rabbi. Parents are asked to give us permission to contact your principal. We also ask if you will waive your right to view recommendations.

Admission Testing:

We require applicants to take the ISEE (Independent School Entrance Exam).  We will administer the exam at Shalhevet on Sunday, November 17th (followed by lunch!) and hope you will take it with us.  Register at with our school code: 054262. If you take the exam elsewhere, make sure your scores are sent to us by December 31, 2019.  You must have an invitation code to register for this test. Please email Cheryl Wolf to request our invitation code.   Bring your confirmation letter, ID, pens and pencils on your test date. The deadline to register to take the ISEE Exam at Shalhevet is October 26th, 2019.

*A limited number of fee waivers are available to parents with financial need.  Please contact Cheryl.

Testing with Accommodations

A student with a documented disability may be eligible for accommodations on the ISEE.

Applicants MUST submit specific documents directly to ERB Learn at least FIVE WEEKS prior to the test date.  Look for confirmation from ERB Learn that accommodations were approved. 

Shalhevet offers the following accommodations:
-Extended time
-Use of a calculator
Regular registration by - October 26, $120
Late registration by - November 2, $145
After November 2 - walk-in fee, $165 - must RSVP to
Applicant Interviews:

We will hold small group interviews in January 2020.  We'll contact you to set it up.


Tuition Assistance:
Shalhevet High School is committed to providing tuition assistance to families, based upon documented need, as a supplement to family resources. Please see the Tuition Assistance page for more information.
Important Dates:
ISEE: Sunday, November 17, 2019
Application Deadline: Monday, December 9, 2019
Tuition Assistance Application Deadline: Thursday, January 2, 2020
Early Commitment Contract Deadline: Friday, February 14, 2020
Notification letters mailed: February 21, 2020
Deadline to enroll: March 6, 2020
We recommend you apply to other schools as Shalhevet has had a wait-list for the past several years.  It's good to have a back up plan. 




Cheryl Wolf
Director of Institutional Advancement
(323) 930-9333 ext. 1420