Frequently Asked Questions
Where do students go after Hillel?
Everywhere! Our graduates attend numerous public and independent high schools all across the region including Marblehead High School, Swampscott High School, Boston University Academy, Gann Academy, Phillips Andover Academy, Phillips Exeter Academy, Pingree School, St. John’s Preparatory School, and many more.
Where are you located?
We are in Marblehead, MA, approximately 17 miles north of central Boston. Our school shares a campus with Temple Sinai (affiliated with the Conservative movement) and the Jewish Community Center of the North Shore. We are within easy walking distance to the ocean, and our teachers frequently take advantage of this proximity to explore our environment and engage students in hands-on learning.What is the teacher-student ratio?
Where do Hillel families live?
Epstein Hillel School is the only Jewish day school in the 23 towns that make up Boston’s North Shore. Hillel families live in many of these towns. The majority of Hillel families live in Marblehead, Swampscott, Peabody, Beverly, and Salem.
Do you offer transportation?
Yes. Bus service is currently offered to and from the Peabody and Beverly areas. There is an additional transportation fee for families who choose to use the bus service.
Do you offer tuition assistance or scholarships?
Yes we do. Furthermore, first-time families to Jewish day school are eligible to apply for a Discover Day School grant. Please see our Family Tuition Programs or contact William A. Potter, Director of Finance and Operations, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you offer an after-school program?
Yes. Our after-school program is a collaboration with our campus neighbors, the Jewish Community Center of the North Shore. You can learn more about the after-school program on their website.
What is the teacher-student ratio?
We have about a 1:5 teacher-to-student ratio. Grades K-5 have a General Studies lead teacher and a Jewish Studies lead teacher who also teaches Hebrew. Grades 6-8 each have an advisor/homeroom teacher and content specialists in most areas including math, science, and the humanities. All grades have art, music, and PE classes with specialists.
What foreign languages are offered?
We teach Hebrew in all grades.
Does your school require uniforms?
No, we do not; we do require that students be dressed appropriately per the guidelines in the Epstein Hillel School Family Handbook.