K-8 Application Process

K-8 Application Process

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    Complete the Inquiry Form.

    Nothing compares to seeing Hillel "in action." An individual visit during the school day provides parents with the opportunity to observe students actively engaged in modern learning and offers the one-on-one attention that only a personal tour can provide. Please contact Arielle Endelman, Director of Enrollment Management, at (248) 539-1486 or email at to schedule your private tour for grades K-8.

    Please submit your application and non-refundable $150 application fee online no later than January 31. To complete the application process, the following must also be submitted:
    EDUCATOR’S REPORT/TEACHER’S RECOMMENDATION: Please submit the appropriate form to your child’s current teacher/school. We must receive the report no later than January 31.

    Teacher Recommendation Grades 5-8
    Educator's Report K and 1st
    Educator's Report Grades 2-4

    Please mail/email a copy of your child’s birth certificate to Arielle Endelman, Director of Enrollment Management, Hillel Day School, 32200 Middlebelt Road, Farmington Hills, MI 48334 or to

    For all students, a release form must be completed by the parents and submitted to the child’s current school where it should be kept on file. This form allows for transcripts (including, but not limited to, copies of report cards, attendance records, and standardized test results) to be forwarded to Hillel. Official transcripts will be sent to us directly from the school. These documents must be returned to Hillel no later than January 31.

    If applicable, copies of conversion and Mikveh documents must be mailed or emailed to the Admission Office.

    Once an application is submitted your child will be scheduled for an interview and assessment.

    A brief developmental evaluation for each child entering Kindergarten or First Grade will be scheduled. Hillel administers the YCAT and Bracken to incoming Kindergartners and just the YCAT to incoming first graders. Since we have seen how strong our ECC is in preparing children for kindergarten, those children matriculating to kindergarten from our ECC will most likely not be tested for kindergarten unless there are specific concerns and a further assessment is needed to determine readiness. We will, of course, advise you if this is the case. Evaluations typically begin in mid-December and continue through February. Additionally, the Director of Advancement and the Principal and/or Director of Student Services may visit the applicant’s current preschool or kindergarten classroom for a brief, informal on-site observation.

    Applicants entering 2nd-8th Grade must take the WIAT test at Hillel and undergo a Hebrew assessment. These tests are taken individually and are scheduled at a mutually convenient time.  Additionally, all 2nd-8th Grade applicants must meet with the Admission Coordinator, Principal, and Director of Student Services, as well as “shadow” a current Hillel student while school is in session.
    Incoming Kindergarten and First Grade students must attend a visiting day.

    Decision letters are mailed at the end of March. Contract and enrollment deposits are due back one week after receipt of the letter of acceptance.

    If interested, please refer to the Affording Hillel section of our website for detailed information, and complete the online FAST application by January 31

    For 2nd-8th Grade only – In order for your child to start Hillel in September, your school office must send Hillel a copy of your child’s final June report card, with any standardized test scores (where applicable), and all cumulative records.

Cathy Hurley, Principal of Birmingham Groves High School, 2013-2018

“We are continually impressed with the ability of our Hillel students to step into student leadership. Hillel graduates have confidence. They suggest new and innovative ideas and bring others along in very positive ways.”

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    Arielle Endelman 

    Director of Enrollment Management
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    Amy Schlussel 

    Director of Advancement

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32200 Middlebelt Road | Farmington Hills, MI 48334