I have only been a Hillel Parent for 2 months now but I can already confidently say that we made the right choice sending our child to Hillel. It goes without saying that the academic aspect of the school is top notch with exceptional teachers (two in each classroom in fact) and small class sizes. But what I like the best is the way that Hillel focuses on developing the whole child. The result is a group of extremely confident, charismatic, passionate and overall exceptional students.
Hillel Day School is an exceptional educational institution with incredible teachers that love their students and work hard to instill a love of learning and especially Jewish learning.
Hillel Day School provides a fantastic and safe enviornment for my child to receive a quality education and also learn how to be a good person. Hillel's approach to a combined judaic and general studies program enhances my child's learning experience. The small class sizes are amazing. Everyone at the school is so friendly, helpful and supportive. I would highly recommend Hillel.
Our school exemplifies all that is good in learning and being part of a community. Skilled teachers and a caring administration create a 'home away from home' for our children every day. Learning in the context of a dual curriculum --- every day consists of both general studies and Judaic studies --- our children receive an education that is second to none. Teachers keep students interested and help them reach their maximum potential by engaging them in thoughtful and nurturing ways. Parents can volunteer in meaningful ways which contributes to families feeling connected to their school. Great beauty exists in our school, which houses preschoolers through middle-schoolers. Role models are formed, friendships are made, and new meaning is found in shared experiences. As a parent, Hillel Day School has provided many reasons for us to feel pride and joy in the accomplishments of our children. As students, our children enjoy a love of learning while also feeling passionate about making the world a better place. Choosing Hillel Day School represents one of the best decisions we've made on our parenting journey. Our family has been enriched in ways that will last a lifetime.
If you want the best investment in your kids, send them to Hillel! Here is why in no order: 1. Most advanced collaborative teaching and planning. 2. CUTTING edge technology in all classrooms. 3. Small class sizes with 2 skilled teachers. (Not 1 teacher for 20 kids and maybe an assistant). 4. Fostering and maintaining a culture of doing the right thing- as part of Judaic and secular values. 5. Dual curriculums- Hebrew and English enhance and prepare our kids better than other schools who do just one. (Ample studies to support this claim). No school is perfect, however, Hillel is the only school where you can get a top notch academic and Jewish education while you watch your kids become better people. Show me a school oh there that can say they do ALL of this! Hillel is the best. PERIOD.
Hillel Day School is warm, caring environment with excellent academics. Hillel's small class size, teacher to student ratio and devotion to advancing learning through technology can't be found at any other school. I never thought we would be so happy there.
I'm constantly amazed at the lengths the administration and educators will go to assist each child in reaching his/her full potential. The ability to do differentiated learning in each classroom is a gift, and one that will help my children (and all of the other Hillel students) as they move onto inevitably larger and less personal schools for high school and college. We couldn't be happier at the school--it is progressive, open to criticism and suggestions, and a destination for academic excellence. If you have remotely thought about a Jewish day school education for your child(ren), please do yourself the favor of seeing it for yourself. Our children will forever be the beneficiary of the gift of a fabulous education.
Hille's ECC preschool is the best around. My husband and I looked at every Jewish school in the area. After visiting Hillel, the decision was easy for us. The director is warm, kind, supportive, and knows the name of every single child in the ECC. You can tell the teachers love their job. My children are greeted each day by all the teachers, not just their own classroom teacher. They are thriving due to the strong academics and Jewish values. More importantly, my children love school and beg to go every day. We couldn't be happier with the preschool. There is something truly special about Hillel's ECC.
A school's measure of success shows in the faces of the children who attend. At Hillel, our daughter returns home happy and full of stories, having been engaged in learning from start to finish, and attended to by teachers who know how to differentiate learning within the classroom to help each student fulfill his or her potential. The leadership team is humble, thoughtful, always striving to improve academic and extracurricular offerings, parent satisfaction, and communications. All of this in an atmosphere of Yiddishkeit that provides the best Jewish and general education, side by side, in metro Detroit. If you want your child to develop a love of Israel, speak two languages from a young age, and discover their strengths and talents, while receiving a top-notch education full of warmth and friendships that last a lifetime, then Hillel Day School must be at the top of your list.
What an outstanding school. I knew to expect a good Judaic education, but never did I imagine how outstanding the general studies would be. My children do more in 1/2 a day than most children do in a full-day at other schools. The teachers are so supportive and encouraging and know my child! The school is so progressive and is on the cutting edge of technology - with a 1:1 tablet-PC program for 5-8 grade and all the lower grades receiving iPads. This school is truly about the whole child - academically, socially, moral, and ethically. My children have experienced a wonderful curriculum and have been challenged - whether it is in an accelerated math program, accelerated language arts, or high Hebrew classes. Additionally, they have enjoyed the sports program offering them opportunities to prove leadership outside of the classroom. I wouldn't choose any other school.
Happy I went, I got a good education, but the worst run school ever full of oblivious, unreasonable, and just flat out stupid administration.
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