AMOS & CELIA HEILICHER MINNEAPOLIS JEWISH DAY SCHOOL

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Sparking intellectual curiosity and confidence to take on the world.

Heilicher Minneapolis Jewish Day School is a place for intellectual and spiritual growth. When you enroll your child at Heilicher, you instantly have a partner dedicated to providing a solid foundation for academic success, love of learning, and commitment to community. You will be proud of the person your child becomes.


"State of the School" Remarks by Yoni Binus

Heilicher is a community asset—an institution that delivers a powerful way to carry on the practice, the thought, the knowledge, and the ways of living passed down from generation to generation among our people. That tradition is our responsibility now in these times of technology and awe, and creative and scientific thought, in an age that faces both great challenges and unimaginable possibility. Those who support Heilicher by giving, by sending your children here, by volunteering, by devoting your life's work here, by simply spreading a good message about the school and encouraging others to consider us as the place for their family, are enhancing Heilicher, allowing us to provide a beacon and roadmap for children to follow, for children to internalize for life, guiding them through complex and wondrous times.

STEAM Camp

Heilicher and the Sabes JCC hosted its first ever STEAM Camp last week available to campers entering grades K-6. (STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math.) Taught by Heilicher teachers, the week featured a variety of STEAM-related activities designed for summer fun. Campers created their own snacks, designed a unique mini-golf course, swam in the pool, and had fun getting to know one another. They got a little messy, but that was part of the experience!

Alumna Profile: Josie Berman, Heilicher ('12): Maccabiah Athlete

As a young person swimming with the Rays Swim Team at the Sabes Jewish Community Center, Josie Berman never imagined having the opportunity to represent her country in an international athletic competition. This past summer, however, Josie had the opportunity to do just that, competing as a member of the USA Water Polo Team at the 2017 Maccabiah Games in Israel (often referred to as the "Jewish Olympics"). 

Heilicher is alive with opportunities for learning and growth. Check out our upcoming events.

Why Heilicher

From our expert teachers to our whole-child learning philosophy, explore how Heilicher delivers on its mission to graduate life-long learners, creative thinkers, and self-assured leaders.

Kindergarten

Kindergarten is a joyful, nurturing environment for intellectual, emotional, physical, and spiritual growth. Discover how our talented teachers, integrated curriculum, and small class environment work together to create an extraordinary kindergarten experience.

Learn More in Kindergarten

Lower School
(Grades 1-4)

Heilicher's lower elementary program embraces the innate curiosity of this age group and satisfies a quest for knowledge of the self and the world.Learn More in Lower School

Upper School
(Grades 5-8)

Heilicher's middle school program offers an integrated general and Judaic studies curriculum with emphasis on collaboration, public speaking, and analytical skills development. Stimulating electives, small class sizes, and project-based learning come together in an environment that promotes self-advocacy, self-confidence, and care for others. Learn More in Upper School

Expanding minds and nurturing confidence.

Small class sizes and flexible student groupings allow us to tailor lessons to your child, based on his or her own learning style. We challenge students to reach for new heights, teaching academic and organizational skills that allow them to be creative problem-solvers and outstanding communicators who actively engage in their community. We strive to assure that each child feels connected and valued as they expand their knowledge and curiosity.



Community engagement and extra-curricular activities

Heilicher students engage in curricular community service projects within and outside the school walls. It's common to see inter-generational magic with parents, grandparents, and community leaders volunteering in the school. And fun and vibrant after-school programs in the arts, academics, and athletics add an important dimension to round out student life at Heilicher. Explore the Heilicher community.

Come and See for Yourself

The best way to get to know Heilicher is to come see for yourself. Take a personal tour, meet our staff and teachers, and experience a slice of school life.