• Hillel Day School
Mind and Soul. Better together.

Welcome from the Head of School

Dear Parents:

Welcome to Hillel Day School, a vibrant, joyful, and ambitious Jewish day school; a community filled with passion and built upon core Jewish values.

At Hillel, our goal is to held children acquire the essential skills they need to live a purposeful and meaningful Jewish life, and to be prepared for a world that is ever-changing economically, socially, and politically. In addition, children want and need to engage in authentic learning experiences. The challenges in our world that we face today and for the foreseeable future are complex issues with economic, ethical, and environmental implications. We believe that those who have developed their creativity, are able to think critically, collaborate and communicate effectively, and learn how to learn and adapt throughout their lives will inherit the future.

We want our children to be ready to take on the real challenges of life, and to be ready for their exciting and global future. At Hillel, our job is to guide students to embrace and realize the committment to self and community, and to inspire in them a devotion to Jewish living.

Beginning with the Early Childhood Center, Hillel seamlessly incorporates Jewish ethics and values into the lives of its students. From how our students treat one another to how they work to help those in the greater Detroit community and around the world, Hillel emphasizes the importance of being a good person, an active community member, and a strong and resilient student.

As an academic community open and welcoming to children from every Jewish affiliation, Hillel is committed to preserving our Jewish people through a rich and meaningful Jewish education while embracing an authentic, hands-on, progressive and vigorous modern general education. All this is made possible by our incredibly talented teaching staff who are consistently ranked at the top as the most caring and committed teachers in a nationwide survey of Jewish day schools. In support of this mission, Hillel provides academic and financial support to families.

I am honored and privileged to invite you to explore Hillel Day School’s website. However, nothing equals that which is gained by a visit to our beautiful campus. We warmly invite you to see our school, and to witness first-hand the dynamic and exciting educational experiences that take place here each and every day.

At Hillel, we know that the mind and soul are better together – find out for yourself!


Steve Freedman
Head of School
Critical Thinking חשיבה ביקורתית
Creativity יצירתיות
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