Admissions Frequently Asked Questions
: When do you begin accepting applications for new students?
A: We begin accepting applications for new families at the Open House.
Q: When are interviews conducted?
A: Interviews are scheduled Monday-Friday, 9:00-11:00am.
Q: With whom will my child meet during the interview?
A: Pre-K applicants will meet with Morah Chaya Wernick, Director of Early Childhood, and Dr. Karyn Feinberg, Director of School Psychology. Kindergarten through 8th grade applicants will meet with Rabbi Gary Menchel, our Rosh HaYeshiva.
Q: Is there an application fee?
A: No, there is no fee to apply. A registration deposit is required within 10 days of the letter of acceptance to hold your child's place.
Q: How do I apply for tuition assistance?
A: Any family may apply for tuition assistance after registration is complete. Tuition assistance forms will be distributed in the early spring.
Q: I've heard that it's hard to get into Yeshiva Har Torah. Is that true?
A: Each year is different. While it is true that typically there are more applicants than available spots, we do our best to make sure we can accept as many qualified students as possible.
Q: Is there busing for students in Pre-K?
A: The school facilitates affordable private transportation for children in our Pre-K program from Great Neck and West Hempstead, subject to sufficient interest. Please contact the school office for details.
Q: From which communities is busing available for students in K-8?
A: In Queens, daily student transportation to and from Yeshiva Har Torah is generally provided by the NYC public school system provided the student lives within a five mile radius from the school. Some exceptions may apply. Yellow bus transportation with Stop-to-School transportation is provided for students in Kindergarten and above. Busing is not provided for Pre-K students (see above for additional details about Pre-K busing). Private busing is provided by YHT to Forest Hills, Kew Gardens, and Rego Park.
In Nassau County, busing is available from the Five Towns, Great Neck, Merrick, Oceanside, West Hempstead, and Roslyn in Kindergarten through 8th grade. Students must register for transportation through the public school district in which the family resides. To verify that you are eligible for this service, please call your local school district. The deadline for most Nassau County districts is April 1st.