DRS GENERAL INFORMATION

  • ADMISSIONS
    ADMISSIONS

    FOR CURRENT HALB FAMILIES: Click here.

    This screen will bring you to the DDC Parent Portal Log In. Please enter your username and password. If you do not remember your information you can click forgot username and password.  Do not register for a new account.  After logging, please click on the Admissions Module icon in the Parent Portal under ‘My Account.’

    FOR NEW APPLICANT FAMILIES: Click here.

    When you click the link you will be brought to the HALB portal. Please click “Register.” You will be prompted to create an account and then directed to the admissions module. You will have the opportunity to Save your application for submission at a later date.


    When applying, please keep in mind the following information:

    • All students who wish to apply to DRS must take the Jewish Education Project Entrance Exams.  There are currently two exams, the Aspire Exam for Secular Studies and the Jewish Education Project (formerly BJE) Hebrew Exam.  For dates and locations of these exams, please contact your elementary school or The Jewish Education Project at www.thejewisheducationproject.org.
    • All prospective students must fill out an application online.  Please include a recent photo with the application. There is a fee of $100 due with the application. Upon receiving your application, DRS will contact you to set up an interview at our Yeshiva campus. At least one parent must accompany the applicant to the interview.  We prefer that both parents attend.  At the interview, the student will be asked to read 20 lines of gemara and to write an essay in English, in addition to a formal interview. Parents will also have the opportunity to ask questions. There will be an interview with Rabbi Kaminetsky our Menahel, and with Dr. Kirshenbaum, our General Studies Principal.  Interviews typically take between 45 minutes and an hour.
    • In early February, all applicants are invited to spend half of a day at DRS.
    • Acceptance decision times follow the Jewish Education Project timetable for dates of decision. The acceptance letters are typically mailed out in early to mid-february. Families will typically have approximately 2 – 3 weeks to make a decision and to register online.  Registration deadlines will be enforced to allow students on the waiting list to be admitted.
    • All registered students are invited to Yom Achdut in May, and to Freshman orientation before school starts in late August or early September.
  • TUITION & FINANCIAL AID
    TUITION & FINANCIAL AID

    HALB is committed to assisting families in need of tuition subsidies with scholarships. Recognizing that many families are facing economic hardships, we wish to assure our parent body that students who qualify for acceptance will be assisted by our Yeshiva. The Financial Aid Application can be obtained below. For more information, call our Executive Office at (516) 791–8200 x-102, or email susie@halb.org.

    Bus transportation to Queens/Brooklyn is an additional charge.


    TUITION ASSISTANCE PROCESS

    • Please go to the FACTS website  to complete the forms online. After the online forms have been completed, the following information must be sent to FACTS to finalize the process:
      • Copies of your most recent Federal tax forms including all supporting tax schedules.
      • Copies of your W-2 forms for both parents.
      • Copies of supporting documentation for Social Security Income, Welfare, Child Support, Food Stamps, Workers Compensation and TANF.
    • All supporting documentation can be uploaded and sent in PDF format online.
    • Documentation can also be faxed to 1-866-315-9264 or mailed to:

    FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment

    P.O. Box 82524

    Lincoln, NE 68501-2524

    • Please be sure to include the applicant ID on all faxed or mailed correspondence.
    • If you have any questions or concerns about the application process, you may speak with a FACTS Customer Care Representative at 1-866-315-9262 weekdays from 8:30 am – 7:00 pm.
  • TRANSPORTATION
    TRANSPORTATION

    Our school is easily accessible to residents throughout Nassau and Suffolk Counties, Queens, Manhattan and Brooklyn. Bus transportation is available to students as necessitated by demand. We look forward to assisting parents in this process. For any questions, please contact Esther Schenker at eschenker@halb.org.

    No district student will be allowed on any bus other than his/her assigned bus. If there is an emergency, please make arrangements to have your child get off his/her assigned bus at another official stop. Please send your child with a note stating these details. Please be advised that the districts do not allow transportation for after-school activities. It is the responsibility of the parent to arrange for appropriate carpool transportation.

    The telephone numbers are as follows:

    Rivlab: (718) 318-1440
    District 14: (516) 569-5364
    District 15: (516) 239-1100
    Long Beach: (516) 897-2132
    Oceanside: (516) 766-6740