The Rashi School

8000 Great Meadow Road
Dedham, MA 02026-0245
Tel: (617)969-4444
Grades: K-8 | 309 students
The Rashi School graduates accomplished and engaged students with a strong sense of self and Jewish identity who understand their obligation to make a difference in the world.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE)
Religious Affiliation Jewish
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten-8
Learning Programs Supported Yes

Student Body

Total Students 309 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
Students by Grade The Rashi School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 20 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1
National avg.: 13:1
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Feb. 1
Tuition Notes Rashi is committed to having an economically diverse student population. Rashi grants financial aid awards totaling about $1.4M or about 30% of the student enrollment.
Admissions Director Adrienne Frechter
Admissions Associate Adrien Uretsky


Total Sports Offered 5 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Lacrosse, Soccer, SoftballBaseballBasketball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 19 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Animation, Chess, Choir, Drama, Fencing, Flute, Guitar, Jam Band, Karate, Lego Engineering, Mandarin, Nature Explorers, Piano, Science and Engineering Club, Sports Mania, Study Hall, Voice, Yoga, Zumba Animation, Chess, Choir, Drama, Fencing, Flute, Guitar, Jam Band, Karate, Mandarin, Piano, Sports Mania, Study Hall, Voice, Yoga, Zumba, Lego Engineering,
Nature Explorers,
Science and Engineering Club,

School Notes:

  • Located on a 162-acre wooded campus on the Charles River, Rashi attracts students from areas surrounding Boston, Jamaica Plain, Wellesley, Newton, and Needham. Our 300 students from Kindergarten through 8th grade benefit from a warm, academically challenging, and values-rich environment that cultivates commitment and respect for learning in the classroom and outside.
  • The Rashi interdisciplinary curriculum weaves Jewish studies seamlessly with secular learning, integrating material from varied subjects through the school day. Rashi teachers are adept at differentiating their instruction, designing lessons around students’ readiness, interests and learning profiles.
  • Rashi’s dedication to Social Justice extends from classroom curricula into all-school projects, individual initiatives, and community partnerships.
  • Rashi shares a campus with NewBridge on the Charles, a multi-generational village where Rashi students’ and NewBridge residents’ lives intersect and enrich each other.
  • Rashi, the Boston area’s Reform Jewish K-8 Independent School, is a diverse community welcoming interfaith families.
  • Transportation by bus is available.

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is St. Sebastians School (0.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is St. Sebastians School (0.4 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Theophany School (1.2 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Needham
    St. Sebastians School
    All-boys (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 7-12 | 356 students
    0.4 miles
    1191 Greendale Avenue
    Needham, MA 02492
  • Dedham
    Grades: 7-12 | 613 students
    0.7 miles
    10 Campus Drive
    Dedham, MA 02026
  • Needham
    Theophany School
    Daycare / Preschool (Greek Orthodox)
    Grades: PK-KG | 21 students
    1.2 miles
    754 Greendale Ave
    Needham, MA 02492
  • Dedham
    Kids Place At The Vna
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: PK-K | 28 students
    1.6 miles
    1100 High Street
    Dedham, MA 02026
  • Newton Center
    Grades: 6-12 | 12 students
    1.7 miles
    90 Wells Ave
    Newton Center, MA 02459

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