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Culture

Hillel’s mission—to inspire a passion for learning, responsibility to self and community, and devotion to Jewish living—reaches beyond our learning communities.

Our school calendar brims with experiential learning - trips to the farm, museum, and theater; interactions with members of our Jewish and greater Detroit community; and social action projects that expose them to real-life needs and the creative solutions that better the lives of others. All of our outings and field trips enhance classroom learning, and deepen student understanding of subjects they are studying.

Our school culture emphasizes giving students every advantage for success. On any given afternoon, you will find children playing chess after school, competing in math tournaments, on stage, or in the art room. We offer a wide array of extracurriculars, performing arts opportunities, enrichments, athletics and multi-grade interactions to educate the whole child - academically, spiritually, socially and morally. These opportunities help our students to develop a rich, multi-dimensional identity.

As our students mature, experiential learning takes the shape of extended trips. Beginning in fifth grade, students enjoy Shabbatonim as a class, forging stronger bonds as they spend a joyous Shabbat together at school or at Tamarack Camps.

In seventh grade, students travel to Washington, D.C. where their studies of American History come alive in thrilling visits to iconic institutions in our nation's capital. Eighth graders celebrate the culmination of their Hillel studies with a two week trip to Israel and return inspired and transformed; the challenges and triumphs of Jewish history which they have encountered in their classes unfold before their very eyes. Wherever they travel, our students’ boundless excitement and curiosity never fail to astound our tour guides.






“Hillel is a gift I gave my children. They understand their heritage and faith, what it has meant to their parents and grandparents, and what it could mean to their own families one day.” 
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