The Application Process

Welcome to Kellman Brown Academy!

We are thrilled that you are considering KBA. To apply, please follow these 5 simple steps:

Step 1:  Parent Visit

Step 2:  Student Application

  • Kindergarten/Gan students are required to be five years old by October 1 of the year they enter.

  • First Grade students are required to be six years old by October 1 of the year they enter.

  • Complete our admissions application. A completed application includes:

    • Application for Admission

    • Official school transcripts for students entering Grades 1-8 (Transcript/Records Release Form below)

    • Confidential Teacher Recommendation Form (Grades Preschool-1st, Grades 2-8) to your child’s current teacher. Information will be sent directly from your child’s school to the KBA Admissions Office.

    • Student visit – please see #3

Step 3:  Required Student Visit

  • Schedule a visit.

By Grade:

  • Gan - 5th Grade: May participate in a group visit with other applicants or may be scheduled for an individual visit.

  • 6th - 8th Grades: Required to spend one full day visiting in a classroom. During their visits, students participate in all classroom activities.

  • Screening: Students are scheduled to visit a classroom with other applicants or individually. The in-house screening gives the school and students the opportunity to begin to get to know one another. While children visit, parents are invited to meet informally with administrators, teachers and current parents.

Step 4:  Admission Decisions

  • Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis.

  • Upon receiving your acceptance letter from KBA please return your signed contract and deposit as soon as possible so that we may reserve your spot.

Step 5:  Financial Aid


  • Community Service Scholarship
    The Community Service Scholarship is for new KBA Families, with students entering grades K-5, making the commitment to participate in 75 hours of Community Service. Please click here for the application form.

  • Rabbi Furman Scholars Program
    Rabbi Isaac Furman was the founding Head of School of Harry B. Kellman Academy. He was a champion of strong academic achievement with Jewish values at the core. The Rabbi Isaac Furman Scholars Program is a merit scholarship for students entering 6th grade. Eligibility will be based on: outstanding academic achievement and character that exemplifies the KBA values of kavod, menschlichkeit and tikkum olam. Please click here for the application form.