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Frequently Asked Questions

What if my family isn’t Jewish?

PHDS welcomes students of all faiths and cultures! While our curriculum does include Hebrew and Jewish Studies (history, culture, morals, values), we do not proselytize.

Fun Fact: Approximately 40% of our students are not Jewish.

What ages / grades does PHDS serve?

PHDS accepts preschool students as young as 3 years old (once potty trained) through 8th grade!

What is the student / faculty ratio?

PHDS has approximately 5 students / 1 faculty.

What do small classes mean for my child(ren)?

It means that each student receives generous one-on-one time with their teacher(s). It also means that we have the luxury of catering to specific and varying student needs and tailoring our program to meet our students’ specific learning styles and capabilities – acceleration or material review.

What makes Peoria Hebrew Day School Unique?

PHDS is a multilingual educational institution with mixed-grade classrooms that foster independence, acceptance, growth, leadership, team building, and social interaction among peers with significant age spans.

How can I, as a parent, be involved in my child’s education?

PHDS is a not-for-profit institution that relies on school community involvement through various volunteer opportunities. If you’re transitioning from homeschooling and still want to be involved in your child’s education, then there is ample opportunity!

For Parents Who Want To
Homeschool But Can’t