Hillel Academy Of Tampa

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.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Enrollment: 223 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $21,725
  • Acceptance rate: 95%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Year Founded
1970
Awards
 Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2008

Student Body

Total Students
223 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
30%
State avg.: 46%
Students by Grade
Hillel Academy Of Tampa Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
35 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
75%
Average Class Size
15 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
Casual Uniform, Polo shirts, Khaki or Navy Shorts

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition ranges from $11,000 to $21,725 depending on the grade. Please call or email. We offer a sliding scale for families who feel the tuition is out of reach
% on Financial Aid
60%
Acceptance Rate
95%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Stephanie Samuel

Sports

Extracurriculars

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

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Hillel Academy Of Tampa cost?
Hillel Academy Of Tampa's tuition is approximately $21,725 for private students.
What is the acceptance rate of Hillel Academy Of Tampa?
The acceptance rate of Hillel Academy Of Tampa is 95%, which is higher than the national average of 84%.
What sports does Hillel Academy Of Tampa offer?
Hillel Academy Of Tampa offers 6 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Flag Football, Soccer, Track and Field and Volleyball.
When is the application deadline for Hillel Academy Of Tampa?
The application deadline for Hillel Academy Of Tampa is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (5 reviews)
5  
Our family loves the Hillel Academy of Tampa. We are delighted we found this school as we were seeking a place that would nurture AND challenge our children, while not trying to tamp down on their idiosyncrasies. Hillel genuinely loves and children and we feel they are invested in their success as citizens and students. We transferred from very high-ranked South Tampa public schools and are very pleased we made the switch.
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5  
I just got into my first choice college! Hillel Academy prepared me for high school and gave me the study habits I needed. I graduated from Hillel a few years ago. I am in the top of my high school class at a local private school. Thank you for the great experience!
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5  
I am a graduate of Hillel (1986) and a current parent.Wow! Has this school changed for the better. Great open campus. with the classrooms along the open playground and sports deck. When I drop my children off, it warms my heart to see young children running, laughing and playing in the breezeway and the other open areas. I love attending the Jewish holiday events such as services or School Shabbots that are always well attended.My children lead our weekely Shabbot dinners with Hamotzi and the blessings over the wine (grape juice). Additionally, as a school, our students did outstanding on the year end standardized tests for secular subjects.If you care about your child's Jewish identity and their secular education in a nurturing enviroment -- YOU MUST CHOOSE HILLEL.
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5  
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.
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5  
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.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Enrollment: 223 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $21,725
  • Acceptance rate: 95%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Tampa, FL is $10,743 for elementary schools and $10,534 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Tampa, FL is 82% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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