Quotes from committee:
- we have found the Heller HS to be an exemplary educational family, community, and facility
- The high level of continuity in staffing and leadership results in a high standard for planning and executing classes and activities, including half and full-day field trips, daily classes and the journey to Poland. The commitment and passion of the faculty, counselors, and staff that the VT met were exemplary. During our visit, we heard many remarks from students about their positive interaction with the counselors and other staff who often accompany them on field trips and spend time with them at all hours of the day which gives them an additional level of support.
- Classes are designed to reinforce and strengthen students’ critical thinking skills and their Jewish identity. Through class discussion, essay-based assessments, and projects, students are challenged not to accept things at face value but to investigate, challenge and formulate additional possible ideas and explanations. In addition, students develop life skills such as time management, self-advocacy, leadership skills, and independent problem solving. These skills will be of great value in their personal and professional lives.