Welcome to Hillel Academy, the largest International School in Jamaica! We are proud of the positive impact we have been making for over fifty years at Hillel Academy. Founded in 1969, the school has grown into a diverse and mission-focussed international school of seven hundred students from over forty nationalities. Our core values are represented by Hillel PRIDE: Personal responsibility, Respect, Integrity, Determination and Empathy. These enduring values have helped us to become the welcoming and caring community of today that provides engaging and challenging learning in a safe, well-resourced and beautiful environment.

We are learning for living: our mission is to inspire well-rounded, problem-solving, lifelong learners and confident global citizens prepared to change the world. 

Across the school, students enjoy learning experiences through the curriculum and the co-curricular activities programme, including sports and competitions, music, dance and theatre performances, opportunities for student leadership and service-learning. The breadth of opportunity at Hillel Academy gives our students many ways to discover the passions that will help them to develop into active, inquiring learners who understand the importance of academic challenge, physical activity and healthy choices, how to work together as part of a team or community of learners, how to build leadership skills and abilities, and how to be confident, caring and ethical individuals who can work for positive change.

Hillel Academy has been internationally accredited by AdvancED and SACS-CASI since 1999, providing further quality assurance that we are a school committed to excellence through continuous school improvement. We are always seeking to raise expectations for our students so that they can become the best that they can possibly be. Similarly, we are always seeking to raise expectations for ourselves so that we can be the best school that we can possibly be.

But, don’t take my word for it! The best way for you to see the energy, passion and positivity of our community is to come and visit us and experience it for yourselves. Please contact the Admissions Office to arrange a visit. We are looking forward to answering your questions and welcoming you into our school.


Michael Thompson