Application Process


Sinai Akiba Academy believes in the potential of every student who applies to our school. The application process gives our admissions team the opportunity to gain a holistic view of your student. Our school is a place where everyone should be comfortable – where we take pride in blending multiple perspectives to educate and prepare the next generation.

Our online application process is designed to be clear and simple. Once you inquire, we will create an online account and provide you with a comprehensive checklist and directions. This checklist will help you stay on track so you do not miss any deadlines or forget to submit important paperwork. We look forward to getting to know your family and sharing how Sinai Akiba can be the right choice for your family.

Click HERE for a onesheet outlining the full admission timeline and process. 

Admission Process

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  • Inquire Now to Learn More

    The application submission process at Sinai Akiba Academy is fully digital, with all forms and information submitted online. Once your inquiry form is submitted, you will be assigned a username to access the admission portal. This portal will allow you to track the status of your admission process through a checklist. 
    • Children who are 16 months of age by September 1 are eligible to enter our Toddler program. Parent-child separation begins once child turns 18 months of age. 

    • Students entering kindergarten must be 5 years old by September 1

    Questions? Contact

    Click here for the inquiry form

  • Open House & Schedule a Tour

    Our doors are always open to prospective families. Tours can be arranged year-round, but only with advanced notice. In order to keep tours intimate and our campus secure, reservations are required. Once you have completed the inquiry form, the admission office will contact you to schedule your tour. Touring is a required step in the admission process unless your child is a sibling of a current student. 

    Please also join us for our annual open house on October 12, 2023 at 9:30am. Click HERE to register!

    If you have any questions, please contact
  • Submit Your Online Application

    Once you submit an inquiry form, the admission office will provide you with an online application.

    Submit your application for the 2024-25 by January 12, 2024 for priority admission.  While we accept applications after this date, we cannot guarantee that space will be available. There is a non-refundable $150 application fee per child.

    Families with siblings at SAA are encouraged to submit applications by December 1, 2023.
  • Submit Recommendations & Test Scores

    Please log in to your admission checklist to upload the required supplemental materials for the 2024-25 school year by January 26, 2024. 
    • All K-8th grade applicants are required to submit a confidential general studies teacher recommendation form by January 26, 2024. For 2nd-8th grade applicants who are currently attending either a Jewish day school or after school/weekend religious/Hebrew school, please have their Hebrew teacher complete a Judaic studies confidential teacher recommendation form as well.

    • 1st-8th grade applicants must submit a confidential administrator recommendation form by January 26, 2024

    • For applicants entering 5th-8th grades, please upload standardized state testing scores (Ex: ERBs).

    • We will accept ISEE results, however, they are not required.
  • Student Assessments

    Kindergarten Applicants:
    Please save the date for your child's assessment to take place the morning of Sunday, February 25, 2024

    1st-8th Grade Applicants:
    Following application submission, we will be in touch to schedule your child's assessment.

    ECC Applicants:
    We do not conduct assessments of ECC applicants, however, we may request to observe your child at their current school.
  • Parent Interview

    Parent interviews will be scheduled once your child's full application is complete, including supplemental materials. While we require both parents (if/as applicable) meet with SAA, we are flexible and will do everything in our power to ensure this process works for your family. In addition to the parent interview, Middle School student applicants will also have an interview with our Middle School Director.
  • Decision Release Dates

    Decisions for Douglas Family ECC:
    On February 21, 2024 at 3:30pm, all admission decisions for the Douglas Family ECC will be released. Should your child be accepted, the enrollment agreement and deposit will be due no later than 12:00pm on February 28, 2023 at 12:00pm to guarantee your child's spot. If your agreement is not submitted by this deadline, we will not be able to hold your spot, and it may be offered to another student in our wait pool.

    Decisions for K-8th Grade:
    On March 8, 2024 at 5:00pm, all admission decisions for K-8th will be released. Should your child be accepted, the enrollment agreement and deposit will be due no later than 12:00pm on March 15, 2024 to guarantee your child's spot. If your agreement is not submitted by this deadline, we will not be able to hold your spot, and it may be offered to another student in our wait pool.
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About Sinai Akiba Academy

Sinai Akiba Academy is a private Jewish day school in Los Angeles, serving students in Early Childhood through Grade 8. We also offer a variety of parenting classes and programs for children through our Parenting Center. A Sinai Temple school.

Notice of Non-Discriminatory Policy As to Students

Sinai Akiba Academy admits students of any race, color, national 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 and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.