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Gilbert Lanoff M.D. Primary School
George & Barbara Hanus Middle School

Hillel Torah Main Campus
7120 N. Laramie, Skokie, IL 60077

School Hours

Grades 1-6 : 8:20 am – 3:50 pm.
An early drop-off option is available daily, beginning at 7:30 am.

Grades 7-8: 8:00 am – 3:50 pm.
An early drop-off option is available daily, beginning at 7:30 am.

Friday Dismissal Times: The school year begins with a 1:30 pm dismissal time.

3:50 pm dismissal time begins in the Spring.

Admissions Process and Calendar

Get to Know Hillel Torah

  • Schedule a Tour Tour the school, observe our students in action and meet with the principal to share your hopes and aspirations for your child. To set up a personal virtual tour please call our Director of Admissions, Karin Felix at 847-674-6533 x 209 or email [email protected] 
  • Admissions Parlor Meetings – Dates coming soon!
  • Student Shadow Experience We welcome the opportunity to have your child come to experience life at HT up close and personal! A visiting student may come and spend a half or full-day with us in order to get a sense of the vibrant day-to-day atmosphere of our school. It’s a great way for prospective students to see the warm community here at HT. 

Apply To Hillel Torah

Thank you for applying to Hillel Torah! The checklist below will guide you through the Hillel Torah application process. If you have questions please contact our Admission Director at 847-674-6533 x209 or [email protected]

  • When to Apply Hillel Torah encourages families to begin the application process as early as possible. Our online application opens in early November and the preferred application deadline is January 24, 2023. Applications received after this date will be reviewed on a space available basis. A non-refundable fee of $100 must be submitted with each application.
  • Creating an Online Application Our application will open in early November.

Additional Requirements and Forms – Getting to know your child

Applicants will be considered for admission after a careful review of their school records, report cards, teacher recommendations, and standardized test scores.
(Submit forms and transcripts by February 1, 2023)

Primary/Middle School Judaic Studies Teacher Recommendation Form

Primary/Middle School General Studies Teacher Recommendation Form

Transcript/ Records Release Form

  • Assessments in General and Judaic Studies and an interview with the Principal, Directors of General and Judaic studies or the Student Services department will be required before a transfer student can be considered for admission. (February).
  • When possible, applicants are observed at their current school – February/March

Acceptance Decisions

  • Acceptance notifications are sent out in April
  • Please confirm your child’s space within two weeks of acceptance by submitting your online contract along with the enrollment deposit of $500 (which is applied toward tuition).

Financial Assistance

We urge parents who feel that the tuition is beyond their means not to hesitate to apply for financial assistance. In these challenging times, Hillel Torah deeply believes that financial aid is an essential expression of our values and critical for our families whose circumstances require such assistance. Our process is private and confidential and we are here to help you through the process.

  • FACTS: FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment will be conducting the financial need analysis for Hillel Torah

We Look Forward to Meeting You

If you have not already done so, please schedule a time to visit our school.  We are excited to meet you and welcome you to the Hillel Torah community.

We appreciate your interest and hope to assist you in any way we can. If you have any questions, please contact the Admissions office 847-674-6533 x209 or [email protected].

View Grades 1-8 Curriculum

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