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Bader Hillel High School

Glendale, Wisconsin

Since 2004, Lubavitch of Wisconsin, a branch of the Chabad-Lubavitch movement, has operated Bader Hillel Academy, a successful K-8 Jewish day school near Milwaukee. Seeking to serve graduates whose families sought a college preparatory high school education alongside a Jewish education, Lubavitch of Wisconsin leadership developed an innovative high school program in 2013. Students enrolled in a publicly funded virtual high school program augmented by a tuition-funded Jewish studies program housed in facilities and with support staff provided by Lubavitch of Wisconsin. Within several years, the program’s leadership decided that they wanted to integrate the academic portion of the school. Piloted by Bader Hillel Academy for 9-10th grades, they partnered with the Summit Learning Program, an organization providing 380 schools across the United States with the tools, resources, and training to support a rigorous project-based academic program. Its success has led to the creation of a new high school, Bader Hillel High School, which launched in fall 2019 to house and grow the pilot program into its own independent 150-student school at full capacity.