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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: 7:50 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 will begin on Friday, April 9, 2021.

Admissions Process and Calendar

  • Join us for a Virtual Information Session (Date TBD)
    We invite you to join a virtual information session over Zoom with our Principal, Academic Directors, and current parents to learn about our community and educational approach. The presentation will include a question and answer session. Registration link coming soon.
  • Schedule a Virtual Tour
    Virtually tour the school, observe our school 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] 
  • Student Shadow Experience
    When possible, come experience life at HT up close and personal! A visiting student may come and spend a half or full day alongside a current student 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 vibrant community here at HT. Request a Shadow Day now!
  • 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. The preferred application deadline is  January 24, 2021. 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:

The Admissions area of our website is designed to make the application process as simple as possible, using our Online Application. 

To begin the Online Application process, please begin by Creating an Account. Once completed you can log into your account and Create A New Student Application for your child. You will then have the flexibility to log in and out of your account and access your open application.

After submitting the application, you will be able to track your admissions status at the school by logging into your account. There you will be able to print the completed applications, monitor when the school receives supplemental application forms, and if necessary reprint the supplemental forms.

  • Additional Requirements and Forms – Getting to know your child

Submit transcripts and teacher recommendation forms by February 8, 2021

Applicants will be considered for admission after careful review of their school records, report cards, teacher recommendations and standardized test scores.

Primary/Middle School Judaic Studies Teacher Recommendation Form

Primary/Middle School General Studies Teacher Recommendation Form

Transcript/ Records Release Form

When possible, applicants are observed at their current school – February/March

Schedule an interview and assessment for your child. (February/March)   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.

  • 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 Assitance

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.

  • JUF Right Start: JUF Right Start provides a financial voucher for families enrolling their children during the academic year in a Jewish infant, toddler or preschool program for the first time.
  • 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 virtually 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 further questions, please contact the Admissions office 847-674-6533 x209 or [email protected].

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