How To Apply

How To Apply

The application checklist outlines all steps and documentation required to complete your child’s application to Austin Jewish Academy.

Once you complete and submit your application including teacher impressions (kindergarten, first – fifth grade or middle school) and the $100 non-refundable application fee, you will be asked to:

  • Schedule a Shadow Day for your first through eighth grade applicant to spend a full day with his/her peer group. During this time, a member of the faculty will meet with your child for about 20 minutes to assess his/her academics and get to know your child better.
  • If your child is applying for TK or kindergarten, he/she will be invited to participate in Kindergarten Round Up with AJA teachers in February and a 15 minute meeting with a faculty member at a separate time.
  • If your child is applying for sixth, seventh or eighth grade, he/she will be required to submit a Middle School Student Applicant Statement.


If you are applying for the upcoming Fall, the admissions team will meet in mid-March of the spring before to discuss the application. During the first week of March, we will mail decision letters to all applicants whose materials were submitted by the priority deadline (January 28). While we do recommend submitting applications by the priority deadline, we have a rolling admissions process, and if space is available, will continue to accept applications through the year.