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Welcome to Heilicher!

Thank you for your interest in the Amos and Celia Heilicher Minneapolis Jewish Day School. We are thrilled that you are exploring our school and community for your family. Actively choosing where your child attends school is one of the most important and empowering decisions you can make, and we are eager to partner with you as you select the best setting for your child to grow and thrive.

As the only K-8, multi-denominational, community day school in Minnesota reflecting the full diversity of our Jewish community, Heilicher integrates general and Judaic studies through an active, experiential, and collaborative curriculum that focuses on deeper meaning and relevancy. At a time when the world is experiencing so many challenges and divisions, we empower and prepare our students to be leaders and recognize their individual and collective responsibility and potential to build up our world with kindness and curiosity. Our students understand that their actions matter to their school community, their local communities, and in the world community.

We are educating the future leaders of the Jewish community. Therefore, there has never been a more exciting time to enroll your child at Heilicher. Accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS), our nationally recognized program provides our students with an innovative, student-centered, inquiry-based curriculum. 

Learn more about Heilicher Minneapolis Jewish Day School by scheduling an in-person tour. When you visit, you will be inspired by the enthusiasm of our students and the creative energy of our classes. You will see experienced, thoughtful, and loving educators guide our students to be joyful and engaged learners. 

I encourage you to use me as a resource to make sure that all of your questions about Heilicher are addressed and that you have all the information you need to make a confident decision as you choose a school for your child and your family. I can’t wait to meet you and show you why your family belongs at Heilicher.

Deborah Getsug (
Director of Admissions


strong identities grow here. two girls stand in confident poses, smiling with arms crossed back to backThe Heilicher Minneapolis Jewish Day School values a strong partnership with families that begins with our admissions process.

As families move through the process of touring, applying, screening, and ultimately joining the school community, we provide many opportunities to get to know each other and answer any questions that come up along the way.

We welcome your inquiries, visits, and application!


Apply 2024-2025!

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"I just want to say how grateful I am for this school, this community, and all that we are together."
- HMJDS Parent


"It’s comforting to know that our kids’ school is nimble and can easily adjust to shifting conditions. We are thankful for the ways in which the school has responded to meet our kids’ needs." 

Heilicher Parent