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Mind and Soul. Better together.

Welcome from the Principal

At Hillel Day School we believe all children can learn at high levels. We offer both a dynamic and challenging Judaic and general academic program where students are engaged with in-depth, interrelated experiences that nourish their enthusiasm for learning and spiritual growth. Our students develop the ability to think critically and creatively and become articulate communicators who collaborate together. They explore concepts, take risks, and become strong community members.

Each member of the Hillel team values children as individuals who develop at their own pace and learn in their own way. With this in mind, our staff creates and teaches curriculum that allow each child, from the youngest to the oldest, to grow with a sense of achievement and self-confidence. We offer children multiple avenues through which they learn and express their understanding, creativity, and imagination.

Community is fundamental at Hillel Day School. Together, as a professional learning community, we approach education as a shared endeavor among parents, students, and teachers to best meet the needs of each child.

Through a dual curriculum which includes Hebrew immersion, Hillel students grow and develop in the traditions of their Jewish heritage. Every year the eighth grade travels to Israel as a culminating experience of their educational and spiritual journey at Hillel Day School. Throughout their education at Hillel, students learn to be creative, to collaborate, communicate, think critically, and become influential community members with good character and core values.

Melissa Michaelson
K-8 Principal
mmichaelson@hillelday.org
(248) 539-1300
JENNIFER SCHANES ’98, J.D., associate at Willkie Farr & Gallagher, New York City; Social Action chair of Jewish Law Student Association while at Harvard

“Hillel not only lays the foundation for a strong connection to Judaism, but also provides an invaluable secular education. I eventually attended Cornell University and Harvard Law School. And Hillel is more than a school—it is a community. It instilled in me a value system and identity that became a driving force behind who I am.”
Critical Thinking חשיבה ביקורתית
Creativity יצירתיות
COLLABORATION שיתוף פעולה
COMMUNICATION תיקשורת
CHARACTER אישיות
COMMUNITY קהילה
CORE JEWISH VALUES ערכים יהודיים עיקריים
Welcome to Hillel Day School of Metropolitan Detroit, a vibrant community Jewish day school filled with joy, rooted in core Jewish values, committed to halakhah, and devoted to academic excellence. Our families are diverse in their beliefs, affiliations and observances; we work together to create a welcoming community based upon mutual respect and shared values.
Early Childhood Center, Ages 2-5 | Day School, Grades K-8 | 248-851-3220 | 32200 Middlebelt Rd. | Farmington Hills, MI 48334