The new admissions lotteries are now complete for the 2014-15 school year. Congratulations to all the children accepted to HCSC schools! Because there isn’t space for all the children whose families would like their kids to attend our schools, we have waiting lists – which are growing each year. We wish we had enough seats to serve all of these interested students and families, but are truly grateful for their interest and the demand it represents for the great programs provided by our network of schools.
In 2014-15, our schools will include Hebrew Language Academy in Brooklyn (serving grades K-5); Hatikvah International Academy in East Brunswick, N.J. (serving grades K-5); Harlem Hebrew (serving grades K-2); Sela Public Charter School in Washington, D.C. (serving grades Pre-K-2); Kavod Elementary in San Diego (serving grades K-3); and Lashon Academy in Los Angeles (serving grades K-2). Across these schools, we received 1,894 applications for 583 available spaces.
Not only is there great demand for our schools, but they continue to attract a truly global diversity of students and families. In our five currently operating schools, the parents of our students come from 78 different nations, and more than 25 different languages are spoken in our students’ homes. We celebrate this diversity every day.
With these new admissions, nearly 1,300 students will be enrolled in our network of schools during 2014-15, representing a 50 percent increase over the current school year. And we look forward to even greater growth – and amazing student outcomes – in the years ahead.
President and CEO, HCSC