The Hillel Experience
From early childhood through Grade 12, Scheck Hillel Community School inspires students to become exemplary global citizens with enduring Jewish identity through an innovative curriculum enriched by co-curricular experiences. All of this is set within an international community united by core values. Committed to educating our students with care and dignity, and with great appreciation for each child as a unique individual (B'tzelem Elokim), Hillel provides a robust, nurturing environment for growth and personal development. The school is defined by academic excellence with talented faculty and dedicated families partnered to help students attain their maximum potential as scholars and citizens. Our mission is to develop wise, compassionate and purposeful Jewish leaders for a modern global society.
This mission is met through a program that begins with Reggio Emilia-inspired Early Childhood Education, progresses to the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program and culminates with the Capstone Years. The balanced curriculum cultivates students’ moral, intellectual, spiritual, aesthetic and physical qualities through rigorous study, religious and cultural experiences, arts and athletics, service learning and leadership, so students develop a 21st century skill set. Nationally recognized faculty and a range of special services empower Hillel students to reach their full potential. Every year, seniors graduate to Ivy League universities, other top tier schools and Yeshivot, showcasing the diversity of a community day school.
Academics are paired with Judaic Studies at Hillel. Tradition is passed to the next generation through interactive, modern instruction and inviting community that shares values and spirit. At Hillel, Jewish knowledge, practice and identity are taught from a traditional Orthodox perspective, with full respect for the values of a diverse Jewish community. As a community day school, Hillel actively embraces families along a spectrum of Jewish observance who value growth toward a Torah-inspired lifestyle. By engaging students in vibrant Torah study and relevant, contemporary experiences focused on mitzvah observance and allegiance to the Jewish people, the school strives to deepen their commitment to Judaism and the State of Israel.
These values are upheld beyond the classroom. Extending hands to local service projects and communities afar, Hillel students fulfill leadership roles on campus, at home and in the global village, reinforcing the concept of tikun olam: making the world a better place. Such experiences – along with arts and athletics – instill ambition and drive in Hillel students, inspiring them to discover talents within.
Hillel is further enhanced by its celebration of diversity. Families come from across the globe – including the United States, Europe, Latin America, Israel and Africa – and represent many denominations within Judaism. The school offers financial support to nearly 20 percent of its students. Hillel is a place where children learn not only from their teachers, but also from each other, reflecting the essence of the school’s mission.
It’s through this mission that Hillel preserves tradition through innovation with hallways that are paths to academic achievement, creative development and spiritual growth, leading children toward global success and enduring Jewish identity. Defined, the Hillel Experience is the sense of belonging for a community of learners that nurtures minds, souls and hearts, and encourages the lifelong learning that continuity requires.