Hillel Academy prep school

Hillel Academy Prep School

Welcome to Hillel Academy Preparatory School where we have approximately 400 students enrolled in Kindergarten through Grade 6. Hillel boasts a multi-national and multi-cultural student population in an atmosphere where students feel safe and cared for. The School sits on approximately 12 ½ acres of land located in the lush, beautiful suburbs of Kingston.

The Preparatory programme offers a safe and stimulating environment in which our children develop socially, emotionally, creatively, physically and academically. Hillel Academy, in partnership with our parents and students, seeks to cultivate the highest standards, promoting each child’s strengths and talents with the goal of fulfilling our motto of producing life-long learners.

Hillel prides itself on its highly experienced and qualified teaching staff and teaching assistants who are dedicated to promoting a stimulating, caring and productive learning environment. Each grade section has both a qualified teacher and a teaching assistant.

Hillel offers first class internationally accredited education. We have a well rounded curriculum that establishes high standards derived from the best local and international programs. We equip our students with wide-ranging skills in literacy, numeracy and scientific inquiry, while integrating the skills of Information Communication Technology and library-based research in all aspects of the curriculum.

Through our Art, Drama and P.E departments we engender an appreciation for the visual and performing arts, develop skills in physical activities and instil a lifelong appreciation of healthy forms of recreation and physical fitness. An appreciation of the importance of learning a foreign language is supported from a very early age with the introduction of Spanish in Grade 1, continuing through Grade 6.

At Hillel Academy we have strong ties between parents and teachers. Parents have daily access to the classrooms and work in partnership with the teachers to provide the best possible learning experiences for all our children. We have a vibrant and energetic Parent Teachers Association that works tirelessly with the School in a variety of areas of school life. Class representatives ensure that home-school communication channels are maintained. Most parents are actively involved in fund-raising activities, in attending Assemblies and in accompanying teachers on Field Trips. Back to School evenings, grade meetings and individual conferences provide a framework for reporting learning progress, and written reports are distributed twice per year.

The School promotes ethical values and engenders a strong sense of the importance of appreciating different cultures and peoples. We provide opportunities for students to learn to respect others who have different backgrounds and customs. We foster a climate of caring and contributing to the wider society, while promoting pride in our school. Our students are also encouraged to focus on strong values through regular classes with our qualified Guidance Counsellor.

Each Grade consists of 2 sections, having side-by-side classrooms with their own bathrooms. Each classroom also has access to internet service. There is a Computer Lab, a Library, and a Resource Room as well as separate Specialist Area rooms for Art, Spanish, Drama, Music and Life Skills. There are also two recently renovated outdoor playgrounds, one for Kindergarten. and one for Grades 1 through 6.

One of the very attractive aspects of Hillel life is the wide variety of extra-curricular activities in both sporting and non-sporting areas, all supervised by teachers or parents with expertise in their fields.

We have an active school improvement programme and we welcome your suggestions. For parents considering Hillel we look forward to meeting with you and discussing the education of your children.

Yours sincerely,

Carolyn Lee, Dip. Ed; B.A., M. Sc (Educational Leadership)
Principal, Prep School

What makes us unique?

We offer a beautiful and secure 13-acre campus including tennis and multi-purpose courts, swimming pool, sports fields, (including a FIFA regulation-size soccer field) and other sporting facilities.

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