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A Message From Our Head of School

Bruchim ha’baiim (Welcome) to Hillel Academy!

Allison Oakes

One of my greatest joys is touring prospective families considering Hillel Academy as their choice in education for their families. It is during these tours that I articulate Hillel’s story; an almost 50 year old story that grows stronger with each passing year. Three pillars represent Hillel Academy’s story and they are on display every day of every year:

Praiseworthy Academics – students graduate from Hillel with all of the necessary tools in their toolbox to

be successful wherever their path takes them next.

A Supportive Community – students are encouraged to make mistakes and to fall down confident that their teachers and parents, working in partnership, support them as they learn from the mistakes and get right back up from their falls.

Jewish Culture and Love for Israel – students attending Hillel Academy hail from a variety of backgrounds; all of which create an extraordinary fabric of celebration and Jewish culture

There is no other place in the Tampa Bay area that provides the unique experience provided by Hillel Academy. 50 years of alumni, alumni parents, faculty, and staff have called Hillel their home and remain entrenched in our beautiful community with alumni now sending their own children to walk through our doors.

Whether you are searching for a school for your children; looking for a place to donate and or leave a legacy; or simply just become acquainted with the only accredited Jewish day school in the area, allow me the great opportunity to share with you this school, why I love it, why I send my own children, and how you will be welcomed into our community.



חֲנֹךְ לַנַּעַר, עַל-פִּי דַרְכּוֹ-- גַּם כִּי-יַזְקִין, לֹא-יָסוּר מִמֶּנָּה

“Train a child in the way he should go, and when he grows old, he will not depart from it”