The HMJDS kindergarten admissions process includes a number of steps that are designed to help us understand each of our applicants as learners and to enable us to determine whether the Day School is a good match for your child and family.
  • Meeting and Tour - See the school community first hand
  • Application - Initiating the process
  • Teacher Feedback Form - Getting to know your child
  • Individual Screening - Your child's first introduction to HMJDS
  • Group Screening - Opportunity to learn and share more information
  • Follow-up Meeting - The partnering process begins
  • Final Review - The admissions team at work
  • Financial Assistance - Available for qualifying families
  • Admission - A thoughtful decision
Like building a collage, we seek to gain several “snapshots” of your child during the application process. A number of steps designed to understand each prospective student and family help us develop the most complete picture possible, and determine whether HMJDS is a good match.
  • Meeting and Tour - See the school community first hand
  • Application - Initiating the process
  • Teacher Feedback Form - Getting to know your child
  • Individual Screening - Your child's first introduction to HMJDS
  • Follow-up Meeting - The partnering process begins
  • Final Review - The admissions team at work
  • Financial Assistance - Available for qualifying families
  • Admission - A thoughtful decision
Like building a collage, we seek to gain several “snapshots” of your child during the application process. A number of steps designed to understand each prospective student and family help us develop the most complete picture possible, and determine whether HMJDS is a good match.
  • Meeting and Tour - See the school community first hand
  • Application - Initiating the process
  • Teacher Feedback Form - Getting to know your child
  • Individual Screening - Your child's first introduction to HMJDS
  • Follow-up Meeting - The partnering process begins
  • Final Review - The admissions team at work
  • Financial Assistance - Available for qualifying families
  • Admission - A thoughtful decision
  • Families whose application forms and fees are received by mid-December, and who have completed the other necessary steps in a timely manner, will receive early admissions notification near President’s Day.
  • Families whose application forms and fees are received by mid-February, and who have completed the other necessary steps in a timely manner, will receive admissions notification in mid April.
  • All other applications will be entertained and accepted pending space availability.
The Day School is committed to socioeconomic diversity. If you are considering applying for financial assistance, please be sure to check this box on your application. Financial assistance information will be emailed to you under separate cover, early in the calendar year.

Partnering between school and home is key to a successful experience. Please provide us with any/all outside testing or evaluations done by OT, PT, IEP, speech/language, medical, psychological, or other professionals. The more information we have about your child, the more successful we will be in meeting your family’s needs!

Sometimes it is helpful to observe a child in their current school environment, and/or secure releases to communicate on the phone or in writing with health care providers. If we are in need of this type of information we will let you know.

Hebrew Language Learning—Preparing Your Child For A Dual-Language Program

Across our program we are committed to providing a variety of flexible Hebrew groupings, to accommodate many learning styles and paces. This allows us to welcome students mid-program with little or no Hebrew language experience. Regardless of the grade your child enters HMJDS we will support his or her Hebrew learning during the defined school day through small-group work and differentiated instruction.

  • Students entering second grade or above will be asked to engage during the summer preceding their enrollment in private summer Hebrew tutoring
  • We will provide families with the names of Hebrew tutors familiar with teaching our curriculum
  • Tutoring is usually two times per week
  • Compensation for these tutors will be the family’s responsibility
  • We may recommend some less-intensive tutoring during the school year

Admissions

Kindergarten
Kindergarten
Lower School
Lower School
Upper School
Upper School

 

 

 

 

 

 


The Amos and Celia Heilicher Minneapolis Jewish Day School is an independent K-8 learning community that inspires students to realize the height of their potential.

We offer engaging academic and creative arts coursework masterfully integrated with Hebrew and Judaic studies in our Lower School (K-4) and Upper School (5-8).  Academic achievement, growing self-confidence, and pride in Jewish identity are hallmarks of an HMJDS education.  Graduates are well prepared for their next educational steps and able to articulate their knowledge and opinions effectively. They are ready to take on the world equipped with critical-thinking skills, self-knowledge, and global-mindedness.

Building Relationships

At HMJDS we value a strong home/school partnership that begins with our admissions process. Through personal meetings with administrators and faculty, families are immediately welcomed into our caring school community.  Our staff cultivates their relationship with your child through both individual and a group screenings.

When you walk through the halls, you will see whole child education in practice.  From kindergarten through eighth grade, HMJDS students experience highly personalized leaning in a nurturing environment.  Teachers creatively nurture intellectual curiosity and inspire social responsibility.  They take the time to discover and appreciate what makes each child unique, inspiring students to find their passion and unlock their highest potential.

HMJDS offers challenging and engaging coursework in math, science, social studies, language arts, and Hebrew.  We also provide depth and breadth in our Judaic studies program so that students gain a mature understanding of the diversity or Jewish sources and practices.  Jewish values are infused in all that we do.

As a community day school, HMJDS welcomes students from across the spectrum of Jewish practice, valuing pluralism  and diversity in family practice. The Day School will inspire your child to treasure rituals and respect the wide range of  ways people choose to observe Judaism.

HMJDS welcomes inquiries and applications for all its grade levels, kindergarten – eighth grade.  Please contact Julie Ziessman, Admissions and Outreach Director with any questions or to schedule a personal tour at 952.381.3500 or jziessman@hmjds.org.

Non-Discrimination

The Amos and Celia Heilicher Minneapolis Jewish Day School admits students of any sex, race, color, religion, or national and ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school, and it does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, or: national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, or any other school-administered programs.


Connect with HMJDS Admissions

/