Tampa, Fla. – Hillel Academy, the Tampa Bay area’s only accredited Jewish school, is accepting applications for the 2018-19 school year. A private day school, Hillel Academy offers the latest in innovation and superior education enhanced by the opportunity for students to learn about their place in the community.
Exciting changes for the 2018-19 school year include a new leadership team, as head of school Allison Oakes will begin her first full school year, Cantor Beth Schlossberg will begin as the director of Jewish Life and Sara Fisch has been appointed principal of Teaching and Learning. Hillel Academy staff and faculty, who regularly attend professional educational workshops, are committed to developing high-character students with a solid academic foundation, focusing on a well-rounded and faith-based education both inside and outside the classroom.
One of the specific benefits of attending Hillel Academy include the learning of at least one foreign language. Hebrew is taught beginning in Kindergarten, with the option to add Spanish or other languages as desired. Hillel Academy has adopted iTal-Am and its supplement, iTalAm, as its Hebrew and Jewish Studies curriculum. This Hebrew immersive spiraled curriculum is a result of years of brain-based research and utilizes the multi-intelligences to teach Hebrew and Jewish Studies.
In addition to in-class experiences, Hillel students participate in a wide range of extracurricular activities, ranging from the academic to the cultural to the athletic. Students also learn to appreciate the value of volunteering to improve their community and are given opportunities to make valuable differences.
Hillel Academy is committed to innovation, giving students and teachers access to the latest in education technology, including a MakerLab with a 3D printer .
Due to a Jewish Community Center partnership, students can begin at Hillel Academy as early as age three with preschool and continue through eighth grade. Each of the school’s three divisions is housed in its own building, allowing each group to receive age-appropriate direction and guidance. Each building has its own classrooms, meeting facilities, and quiet independent study areas. A fourth building on campus houses the Hillel Academy library, containing more than 10,000 books.
Hillel Academy embraces the diversity, rich culture and traditions of Judaism, and is a member of the Jewish Community Day School Network and the National Association of Independent Schools. The school is accredited by the Florida Council of Independent Schools and the Florida Kindergarten Council. More information about Hillel Academy’s offerings, registration process, financial aid and tour scheduling are available by calling Admissions at 813.963.2242 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.