Philosophy, Mission, Vision & Goals

Hillel Academy, in partnership with students, staff and parents, strives to achieve the fullest development of each student’s potential and talents. We seek to create a disciplined community of lifelong learners with sound moral values through the provision of a well-rounded international curriculum delivered by a dynamic, highly-trained staff.

Hillel Academy’s motto is “Learning for Living”. We endeavour to fulfil our mission by providing an education that will equip each student for lifelong learning. The central task of the School is to develop each student’s academic, creative and physical skills to their full potential; to encourage them to strive continuously for excellence; to pass on enduring values; to develop integrity and self-discipline; and to help all students become globally responsible, caring citizens.
Hillel Academy is a private, co-educational, international school that provides a continuous educational programme from Pre-Kindergarten through High School and the Pre-University Internataional Bacalaureate Diploma Programme. Hillel Academy, founded in 1969 by the United Congregation of Israelites in Jamaica, is a non-profit, non-denominational institution. The School meets the requirements governing private institutions under the terms of the Education Act and is subject to periodic inspections by the Ministry of Education. Hillel Academy is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools/AdvancedEd and is an I.B. (International Baccalaureate) World School.

Hillel Academy’s Core Values
Hillel Academy has incorporated the IB Learner Profiles throughout the school, from Kindergarten to Grade 13. The learner profile provides a long-term vision of education. It is a set of ideals that can inspire, motivate and focus the work of schools and teachers, uniting them in a common purpose



What makes us unique?

We have decades of experience transitioning students from and to schools in Canada, The United States of America, The United Kingdom and many other countries around the world.

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