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Student Support & Enrichment

“Every block of stone has a statue in it and it is the task of the sculptor is to discover it.” - Michelangelo

Every child is a unique learner and develops at his or her own pace. The goal of our “seamless support” model is to understand each student’s needs and help him or her thrive. Whether the need is enrichment or remediation, we use continuous assessment of a student’s progress in the learning goals of the classroom so that we can address needs as soon as they arise.

The Dean of Student Learning oversees the coordination of support services across the academic and social-emotional domains. We are fortunate to have learning specialists in each community who consult with teachers on differentiation, remediation, and enrichment, and who also provide direct service to students. At Hillel, we use a variety of support strategies, including helping students both in and out of the classroom depending on the individual student’s need. We also have a school-wide support program where teachers are scheduled to assist in other teachers’ classrooms. Many times, you can find three teachers supporting one classroom! A similar model is used in our Judaic studies classes, with a learning specialist responsible for Hebrew language (Ivrit) support.

We are also fortunate to have two social workers on staff to address the social-emotional needs of our students. We work hard to be proactive, and positive behavior support is accomplished through school-wide and individualized interventions. Our social workers are also able to provide support in and out of the classroom. Direct support through skill-building groups and individual support is also available when the need arises. Through all of these services, along with our tremendous curriculum and teaching staff, our students learn to become mensches who are passionate, responsible, engaged, and innovative Jewish youngsters.

Dr. Jennifer Friedman
Dean of Student Learning
jfriedman@hillelday.org
(248) 539-5781
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