NOAM is open to all Jewish children. To be accepted for admission, the child must be ready for school and speak German (support is available for non-German speakers). The child must also have sufficient Hebrew to be able to participate in Jewish studies at the relevant level. For the first year, this means the ability to read Hebrew.
The school leadership team is responsible for admissions. The evaluation of readiness for school normally takes place after a discussion with the child’s kindergarten teacher, and possibly with a developmental or school psychologist. When you register your child for NOAM, it is for the duration of primary school. The first three months after entry to NOAM are a probationary period.
Applications for the first year
Children who turn six years old before April 30 of the current calendar year are legally required to attend school starting in August of that year. They can be enrolled at the NOAM using the application form (the application form for the school year 2020/2021 is being processed). Applications must be made by April 15. By signing the application form, parents/guardians accept the school regulations, which are set out in the school documentation.
Children who are not yet obliged to attend school may be accepted early on the recommendation of their kindergarten, or after a readiness-for-school evaluation.