Hillel Academy

2020 W Fletcher Avenue
Tampa, FL 33612-0336
     Tel: (813)963-2242
Grades: PK - 8 | 193 students
Hillel's mission is to provide a superior education that encourages a love of learning and a strong Jewish identity.
To that end, Hillel students are encouraged to attain the highest possible level of personal achievement.
We foster a respect for self, school and community, and prepare students to be active and knowledgeable members of their societies.
Our students have a strong sense of pride in their heritage and identity, cultivated by moral, cultural, and religious development.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Other religious school association(s)
Florida Council of Independent Schools (FCIS)
Florida Kindergarten Council (FKC)
Religious Affiliation Jewish
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 8
Year Founded 1970
Awards  Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2008

Student Body

Total Students 193 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
Students by Grade Hillel Academy Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 33 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 50%
Average Class Size 10 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(Casual Uniform, Polo shirts, Khaki or Navy Shorts)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes Tuition ranges from $5,500 to 14,200 depending on the grade. Please call or email for specific grade amounts.
% on Financial Aid 22%
Admissions Director Cathy Grossman


Total Sports Offered 7 sports
Sports Basketball, Cross Country, Flag Football, Soccer, Softball, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
Flag FootballSoccer,
SoftballTrack and Field,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 3 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Hillel has Before and after school cares avaialble. Additionally, Hillel has after school clubs that range from Science to Cooking, Chess to Sports and piano lessons. The clubs change on a trimester basis. Hillel has Before and after school cares avaialble. Additionally,
Hillel has after school clubs that range from Science to Cooking,
Chess to Sports and piano lessons. The clubs change on a trimester basis.,

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Gateway Christian Academy (1.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Lake Magdalene UMC Early Childhood Center (0.7 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Lake Magdalene UMC Early Childhood Center (0.7 miles away)
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  • Tampa
    Lake Magdalene UMC Early Childhood Center
    Daycare / Preschool (Methodist)
    2902 W Fletcher Avenue
    TampaFL 33618
    Daycare / Preschool (Methodist)
    0.7 mi | Gr. PK-K | 250 students                      
  • Tampa
    Lake Carroll Baptist Church
    Daycare / Preschool (Baptist)
    12012 N Rome Avenue
    TampaFL 33612
    Daycare / Preschool (Baptist)
    0.8 mi | Gr. PK-K | 107 students                      
  • Tampa
    14018 North Boulevard Street
    TampaFL 33613
    Montessori School
    0.9 mi | Gr. PK-NS | 105 students                      
  • Tampa
    Gateway Christian Academy
    (Assembly of God)
    14205 N Florida Ave
    TampaFL 33613
    (Assembly of God)
    1.4 mi | Gr. PK-12 | 104 students                      
  • Tampa
    10902 N. Armenia Avenue
    TampaFL 33612
    1.4 mi | Gr. PK-12 | 15 students                      

School Reviews

1 year ago
We have had three children at Hillel Academy, one who graduated already. The academics are, in my opinion, the best in the Tampa Bay area. The teachers are responsive and helpful, they understand your child and help him/her blossom. Many of them hold advanced degrees. There are good after school sports teams, great art and music programs and just an overall atmosphere of real love of learning. Our kids never want to miss school, even when sick, which is strange to me because I always jumped at the chance to miss school as a kid especially in middle school. The kids say they can''t miss because it''s too much work to catch up, or because they really don''t want to miss what will be taught in a certain class, etc. The difference between HA and public high school with our oldest was pretty jarring. The lack of responsiveness from many teachers and the sometimes flat out silly things they teach or require from the students were an eye opener. As was how many other students (including some from other private schools) were not ready for critical thinking work. We are very, very happy here, would not send our kids anywhere else.
- Posted by Parent
1 year ago
My child has been attending this school for 2.5 years. I am impressed with the quality of the education. My child was far ahead in one area, and on grade level in another. They have consistently challenged her in her strong area, while helping her move far ahead in her weaker area. I love the way issues are resolved. The environment is warm and encouraging. I highly recommend this school, even if you are not strong in your religious views.
- Posted by Parent

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