Brandeis Hillel Day School (BHDS) is an independent co-educational school for students in grades K-8 on two campuses - San Francisco and San Rafael (Marin County). Our mission is to serve the Jewish community by providing children with an outstanding academic program in general and Judaic studies within a dynamic and diverse Jewish cultural environment.
Our Academic Program
We offer a rich, integrated and challenging curriculum combining general and Judaic studies. By setting high standards, paying attention to individual needs and learning styles and creating a culture that offers a lifelong career for exceptional teachers, we prepare children to thrive in challenging high school environments.
Academics After BHDS
Over 95 percent of all our graduates are consistently accepted into their top choice high schools, and our research indicates that high schools welcome BHDS graduates not only for their academic strength but also for their sense of community involvement and activism.
Our teachers follow the best practices set by most recent findings in educational research, experience and a collaborative approach. Our faculty and administrative team actively engage in ongoing professional development.
Brandeis Hillel students become accomplished, independent, creative and critical thinkers. A low student-to-teacher ratio (9:1) allows students individual attention and sets the foundation to build self-confidence within a nurturing environment.
We nurture children in a way that imbues them with our core values, particularly values of moral courage, ethical behavior, kindness and civic commitment; this foundation sets BHDS apart from other school communities.
We welcome to our warm, caring and respectful environment children and families with a broad range of experiences and orientations toward Jewish life.