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Now Accepting Applications for 2020-2021

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Thank you for your interest in Beth Yeshurun Day School! You’re one step closer to joining our BYDS Family!

BYDS has served as Houston’s first in the Houston Community for 70 years as the first Jewish Day School in Houston. It is a school designed to prepare students with the skills and foundation to excel in a more global society. Our teachers partner together to deliver a creative, collaborative and enriching learning experience from the beginning of each child’s education journey through their fifth-grade graduation.

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Schedule a visit to BYDS to see our award-winning school campus.

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INFANTS (3 Months – 15 Months), CDO (15 Months – 2 Years), and TWOs Fall 2019 classes are full.
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Apply

After your campus visit, submit a completed Application for Admission along with the $75 non-refundable application fee and your child’s birth certificate. Supporting documents must be submitted with the application.

Supporting Documents:

  • Records/Transcripts Release Form & Corresponding Records (e.g., Transcripts, Test Scores)
  • Teacher Recommendation
  • Copy of Birth Certificate
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Admission Testing and School Visits

Once the application materials are received, the applicant will be scheduled for a classroom visitation day for pre-kindergarten and elementary school applicants. Your child will be screened to determine his/her grade readiness, and you will have an opportunity to speak with an administrator. Elementary school applicants should schedule their entrance testing through Education Specialists, LLC. 713-461-7996.

*Early Childhood applicants for Infants, CDO, 2s, and 3s do not participate in a visitation day or evaluation but are invited to visit with their parents.

Admission Decision

The admissions committee meets on a rolling basis and considers an application once the appropriate documentation, fees, and evaluation are received and assembled into a complete application file. Parents are notified as soon as possible of the final admissions decision, and the application process is considered complete when a school contract is signed.

If your child is accepted, you will receive an acceptance letter from the school. Tuition assistance, if awarded, will be included in the decision letter and contract. Click here to learn more about financial aid.

Enrollment

After you receive your acceptance letter from the school, you will sign and submit your online enrollment contract and complete enrollment forms. The process is considered complete and your child’s spot secure once the enrollment contract is signed.

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Beth Yeshurun Day School admits students of any race, color, national origin, and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school administered programs. Beth Yeshurun Day School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, or national or ethnic background in the matters of admission or employment.

Thank you again for your interest, and please feel free to call or email our Advancement Director, Vivian Blum, with any questions at (713) 666-1884 or vblum@byds.org.

Waitlisted?

2019-2020 INFANTS, CDO, and TWOs classes are FULL.
Click here to join our waitlist for January 2020 classroom openings.

You’ve Been Put on the Wait List for BYDS. Now What?

What is a wait list/wait pool?

A wait pool is a group of prospective students who would like to be considered for enrollment in a closed grade. A wait pool does not guarantee enrollment, as there needs to be enough students to consider adding additional students or opening an additional class. Students in the wait pool must meet all admission requirements.

When will I learn whether or not I have been admitted?

The admissions committee may make offers of admission throughout May, especially if we will be opening a new section of a classroom. We are on rolling admissions throughout June, July and August and decisions will be relayed with enough time to be fully prepared for the first day of school.

Where do I stand on the waitlist? What number am I?

The wait pool is not numbered nor ordered in any way. If the admissions committee elects to make offers from the wait pool, it does so in the same manner as it selects from the regular applicant pool.

Should I submit my tuition deposit at another school?

If your second-choice school has a deposit deadline, we suggest you wait until close to the deadline to ensure BYDS is not planning to offer you a space before then. As the deadline approaches, please contact the admission office to check our wait pool status.

What can I do to increase my chances of being admitted?

Please continue to send updated or new information: updated records, new or additional teacher recommendations, or a letter from you indicating your interest. Feel free to contact the admission office to check on the wait pool status. Should a space become available we will notify you.

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Where curiosity rules. Where children learn to honor timeless traditions and think for themselves. Where they are encouraged to ask bold questions, confront paradox and discover new connections. Welcome to a place that links heritage and history and students yearn to engage the world.
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Throughout my education at BYDS, I was surrounded by a warm and nurturing environment that fostered a love of learning in a wide variety of Jewish and secular areas.
My favorite subject is Judaic Studies. Look – I’ve got friends at every school around this area, but the way...
2018-07-03T03:17:50+00:00
My favorite subject is Judaic Studies. Look – I’ve got friends at every school around this area, but the way we do Judaics makes Beth Yeshurun perfect for me.
The teachers I’ve had have all made learning fun…They simplify the more complicated concepts and make them easier to understand.
2018-07-03T03:19:20+00:00
The teachers I’ve had have all made learning fun…They simplify the more complicated concepts and make them easier to understand.
BYDS more than educated me, it helped shape my character. Jewish day school’s influence reaches far beyond the years we...
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BYDS more than educated me, it helped shape my character. Jewish day school’s influence reaches far beyond the years we spend at school.