The Scheck Hillel Experience
From early childhood through Grade 12, Scheck Hillel Community School educates and inspires students to become exemplary global citizens with enduring Jewish identity, values and a commitment to the State of Israel, through a college preparatory curriculum and meaningful co-curricular experiences guided by Orthodox teachings and set within a nurturing, diverse community. Scheck Hillel is the second-largest Jewish community day school in North America, a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence and an International Baccalaureate World School.
Committed to educating students with care and dignity, and with great appreciation for each child as a unique individual created in Hashem's image (B'tzelem Elokim), Scheck Hillel’s reputation for academic excellence comes from the robust, nurturing environment that fosters personal growth. Talented faculty and dedicated families partner to guide students to attain their maximum potential as scholars and citizens, developing wise, compassionate and purposeful Jewish leaders for a modern global society.
Our program begins with child-centered Early Childhood Education, then progresses to our International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme and ultimately culminates with the Capstone Years. The curriculum teaches students morally, intellectually, spiritually and physically through rigorous study, religious and cultural experiences, arts and athletics, service learning and leadership, so students cultivate a 21st century skill set. Nationally recognized faculty and a range of special services empower Scheck Hillel students to excel to their full potential. Every year, seniors graduate to Ivy League universities, other top tier schools, yeshivot and Gap Year programs, showcasing the diversity of a Jewish community school.
Tradition is passed to the next generation through interactive, modern instruction and inviting community that shares values and spirit. 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 school, Scheck Hillel actively embraces families along a spectrum of Jewish observance who value growth toward a Torah-inspired lifestyle. Through vibrant Torah study and relevant, contemporary experiences focused on mitzvah observance and allegiance to the Jewish people, we strive to deepen students’ commitment to Judaism and the State of Israel.
These values are upheld beyond the classroom. Extending hands to local service projects and communities afar, Scheck 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 –empower students to discover talents within.
Scheck Hillel is further enhanced by our 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 tuition assistance to nearly 20 percent of our students. Scheck Hillel is a place where children learn not only from teachers, but also from each other, reflecting the essence of our school’s mission.
It’s through this mission that Scheck 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 Scheck Hillel Experience nurtures minds, souls and hearts, and encourages the lifelong learning that continuity requires.