Magen David Academy
Admissions for MDA
August 2017 Admissions:
Starting February 1st, MDA will be accepting applications for August 2017 enrollment for all families!

MDA gives preferential admissions to siblings of current school families. Although you may apply at any time before the admissions deadline, the Admissions Committee will process all applications for siblings before those received from new families. New families applying to MDA should be aware that completing the application process does not guarantee that there will be spaces for the grade(s) they are applying for at the end of the application period. All official admissions decisions will be communicated by April 11, 2016. If your child is accepted, you will receive an acceptance letter and will be required to pay the corresponding fees within one week.
Visit Us and Learn More
If you interested in visiting the MDA campus or learning more about our academic offerings, please click here and complete the Inquiry Form. This form is for inquiry purposes only and does not involve any type of fee or commitment. Once you have completed and submitted this form online, our Admissions Office will contact you to schedule a tour of the school.
Criteria for Acceptance
  • Minimal verbal English language proficiency is needed in the lower grades. Beyond 2nd grade, children should be able to speak and write in English.
  • Both parents are actively involved in the Jewish community and can provide a letter of affiliation from either of the community synagogues, Shevet Ahim or Beth-El.
  • Space and services must be available to meet the needs of the enrolling student.
  • Students transferring from a school on the Panamanian school calendar will enter and complete the MDA academic year at the same grade level they were in at their previous school (e.g., If a student completes 2nd grade at a Panamanian school in December and applies for admission to MDA in January, the student will complete the remaining trimesters in 2nd grade at MDA. If the student shows academic success in 2nd grade, in August the student will enter 3rd grade.) This policy is non-negotiable.
  • To enter Pre-K 3, the child needs to have completed his/her third birthday by September 30th of the school year for which he/she is registering. A child entering Pre-K 4, needs to have completed his/her fourth birthday by September 30th. To enter Kinder, a child must have completed his/her fifth birthday by September 30th.
  • To register for school, Pre-K students must be toilet trained and no longer be using diapers.
How to Apply
Applying is now easy and effortless using our online application and inquiry system. To begin applying, please click here Magen David Academy Online Application

For additional information, please feel free to contact our Admissions Office: