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We look forward to having you join our Hovnanian family! All applications are completed online through our Hovnanian Parent Portal.

5 enrollment steps

The admissions process includes the following steps:

We’d love to have you come in and visit our school. You’ll receive a private tour from our Enrollment Director and get all your questions answered. Click here to schedule.


Once you’re ready to apply, you will need to set up an account in the portal, which will provide you a username and password.



There is a $75 application fee for all new Hovnanian students. This fee is non-refundable.



Have the family interview with the Head of School. Find first-hand what makes Hovnanian School’s academic programs MEGA.



For all students entering grade 1 through grade 8, Hovnanian School requires a transcript upon registration.

Flexible enrollment
for our youngest

Hovnanian School accepts students as young as two years old into the Early Preschool. For our youngest students, being ready for school depends on the individual needs of each child. As such, Hovnanian School offers rolling admissions.


Frequently Asked Questions

We are a private, not-for-profit, non-sectarian, co-educational day school accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and the New Jersey Association of Independent Schools. Classes range from our EPS through the Eighth grade. (We also have our Hovnanian School Child Care Center on the premises for children under 2 years of age.) Professional multilingual instruction in English, Armenian, and French is offered from the earliest grades through the transitional years of junior high school.

We accept all applicants for our Child Care Center through the Eighth grade. Any child who has turned 3 years old by September 30th, may apply for our Nursery program. EPS, Nursery, and Pre-Kindergarten are not considered as day care, but rather as classes of active instruction, where students learn through age-appropriate activities. If the number of qualified applicants exceed available spaces, priority is given to full time students as well as siblings of a student enrolled in Hovnanian School. A waitlist is available, and we do offer rolling admissions throughout the year if and when spots are available.

The hours for EPS through Eighth Grade are from 8:10 am to dismissal at 3:15 pm. For those families who need the convenience of a longer school day, students may be dropped off as early as 7:30 am. After-school supervision is also available from Monday – Friday at an additional cost. LEARN MORE

No. We welcome anyone who is willing to learn the language! We offer Armenian remediation programming for students entering any grade beyond early childhood where we meet students where they are at. Students do not need to come in with any previous knowledge of the language but must be open to participating and engaging in the content. Any student registered to attend Hovnanian School can also arrange 1:1 private tutoring with our tenured Armenian faculty.

Your child’s safety is our number 1 priority. Every effort is made to keep the building and classrooms environmentally safe and physically secure. Teachers and school administrators greet students each morning and discharge the students at dismissal to the designated parent or caregiver picking up your child. The school also has a closed-circuit TV security system connected to a digital recorder. Hallways and outside doors are continuously under surveillance and monitored closely. Public health and safety inspections take place regularly and a full-time registered nurse is also on staff.
Hovnanian School offers transportation services to its students on a first-come, first-serve basis. Currently we have buses that cover specific areas in New Jersey, Manhattan and Westchester. Transportation reimbursement is available from most towns for students beginning in Kindergarten. LEARN MORE

Yes. All students must comply to the uniform code of Hovnanian School. The uniform code varies by grade level and can be found in the Student Handbook. Students should arrive to school in full uniform and school appropriate shoes. With the exception of watches, fine chains, and small earrings, jewelry is not permitted. Students should have classic haircuts. Extreme hairstyles such as mohawks style or mullet haircuts are not permitted. For safety reasons, roller sneakers are prohibited and everyone should wear flat shoes (maximum heel height is 1″). Sneakers are only permitted on gym days and designated uniform-free days. The student’s name must be written inside all uniform/personal items. There are several uniform-free days during the academic year wherein students are permitted to attend school in casual attire that adheres to Hovnanian School’s dress code requirements. Click and enter school code 900149469 to order from Land’s End.

Yes. Hovnanian School has a full-time nurse on staff during the school year. Takouhie Dabaghian, RN provides any necessary service and attention for medical or emergency needs that may arise. Nurse Dabaghian also keeps our school community informed and up-to-date on health related issues. Furthermore, Nurse Dabaghian is our Health Educator for grades 5-8. Emergency contact information and health records (including immunizations and allergies) for all students are stored on our regularly updated computer database as well as with hard copies on our school campus.
Yes, we offer a delicious hot lunch program catered by an Armenian chef. We also offer Pizza on Fridays. You can participate on a Monthly or Annual basis. All necessary forms can be found in our Hovnanian Parent Portal.
Yes. The MAPS standardized test is administered to students from Kindergarten to 8th grade twice a year.
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817 River Road, New Milford, NJ 07646
Tel: 201.967.5940
Fax: 201.967.0249

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