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Our Admissions Committee’s goal is to admit qualified students who can be successful in a rigorous dual-curriculum program and be an active participant in our school community. Prospective parents and students are invited to visit the school for a personal interview, to tour the facility, and to observe in classrooms.

To begin your admissions process, follow the steps listed below. You can contact our Admissions Team at any time to answer your questions at 410-413-2323

Apply to BT in Five Steps

List of 5 items.

  • Call to Schedule a Parent Visit

    Please contact the Admissions office at 410-413-2323 or admissions@btfiloh.org. We are looking forward to hearing from you! 
  • Complete the Online Admissions Application

    Click here to create an account and access our online admissions application. Applications received after December 15 will be processed on a rolling basis throughout the spring and summer. Please note: there is a $50 application fee. Please contact the Admissions Office at 410-413-2323 or admissions@btfiloh.org if you have any questions.

  • Student Interview (Grades 5-12)

  • ISEE Registration Details (Grades 5-12)

    ISEE Registration Details
    The ISEE exam is just one piece of the admissions process. It gives our Admissions Team insight into your child’s overall academic performance. Your child may retake the ISEE test three times per year in an effort to increase performance, but each child may only take one test per season. The fall season runs from August-November, the winter season runs from December-March, and the spring/summer season runs from April-July.

  • Lower School Admissions Testing

    Students applying for Kindergarten will take the Gesell Early Screener. This tool allows the Admissions Committee to gain important and holistic information about your child’s readiness for Kindergarten. The Gesell is a twenty-minute assessment based out of the Yale Child Study Center that looks at your child’s Cognitive, Language, Motor, and Social/Emotional/Adaptive Skills – which all focus on Kindergarten readiness. Once you fill out an application, the assessment is coordinated by the Admissions Office and is scheduled in a relaxed and non-stressful manner. In addition to the Gesell, class observations and teacher input will round out the screening process. 
     
    Students who are applying to 1st through 4th grades, will take a Math and Reading assessment with the Lower School Principal when they spend a shadow day at Beth Tfiloh.

    Contact our admissions team to schedule. 410-413-2323.
To set up your account and sign your enrollment contract, view step-by-step instructions here

NEED HELP? View the Parent Portal Help Center here 
Important Dates: 

Lower School Group Tours:
Thursday, October 20th
Tuesday, November 8th
 
Middle School Group Tours:
Thursday, November 10th
Wednesday, December 7th
 
High School Group Tours:
Thursday, October 27th
Tuesday, November 15th
Wednesday, November 30th

Admissions Decisions: Thursday, February 16, 2023
Parents' Admissions Decisions Due Date: Friday, March 3, 2023

FAQs

List of 5 frequently asked questions.

  • Transportation

    Beth Tfiloh does not provide bus transportation. However, parents in Howard County and Harrisburg, PA are working to coordinate their own bus service. For more details, please contact Mrs. Laurie Kott, Director of Admission, at 410-413-2308.
  • Non-Discrimination Policy

    Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School is a member of the Association of Independent Maryland Schools (AIMS) and abides by the following policy on admission: “Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School committed to the principle of nondiscrimination on the basis of race, color, national and/or ethnic origin, sex or sexual orientation.”
  • Accreditations

    • Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
    • Association of Independent Maryland Schools
  • Approved by

    Maryland State Department of Education
  • Member of

    • Association of Independent Maryland Schools (AIMS)
    • Council on Jewish Day School Education of THE ASSOCIATED: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore
    • RAVSAK: The Jewish Community Day School Network
    • Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association (boys)
    • Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland (girls)

Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School

Learning together. For life.
Baltimore’s only Jewish independent preparatory school serving PreSchool through Grade 12.