Regardless of school choice and potential acceptance prior to your Aliyah, school-aged children must also be registered with the local Education Department (מחלקת החינוך) at the Iriyah (Municipality).
You will need to bring the following documents:
- Teudat Zehut
- Rental contract
- Teudat Oleh
When registering your child for a local public or religious public school, make sure to specify which grade your child is entering. Registration for school in Israel is determined by your child’s Hebrew birthday. The cut-off date in Israel is Aleph Tevet. Therefore the English cut-off date varies each calendar year. Once all the details are entered into the system, you will receive paperwork. The registration process will then be completed once you provide your school with registration information. At the same time as you provide the school with registration information, you can also bring documentation with copies of your child’s IEP or other evaluations. Don’t leave without a booklist, school supply list, information about the school uniform, and subscription to the school email system where relevant.