Hillel Academy is the largest international school in Jamaica. They are a non-denominational, independent, co-educational and multicultural school, and a private not-for-profit institution. They are located in Kingston, Jamaica, in the foothills of the famous Blue Mountains range.
The Hillel Academy campus is comprised of a Preparatory School (age 3 -11) and a High School (age 11-19). They offer a rigorous academic programme from pre-Kindergarten through High School. The Preparatory programme offers a safe and stimulating environment in which children develop socially, emotionally, creatively, physically and academically. They offer the International Middle Years Curriculum (IMYC), International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) and the most extensive International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) in Jamaica. Hillel Academy, in partnership with parents and students, seeks to raise expectations, promoting each child’s strengths and talents with the goal of fulfilling their motto of producing lifelong learners – we are learning for living.
The school was founded by the Jewish community in 1969 and has been accredited by AdvanceEd and SACS-CASI since 1999. They are authorized by Cambridge International Examinations to offer the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE), and are an International Baccalaureate World School. This facilitates international students who may transition to or from, other international schools worldwide. Hillel Academy meets the requirements governing private educational institutions under the terms of the Education Act in Jamaica.