The Rashi School

8000 Great Meadow Road
Dedham, MA 02026
Tel: (617)969-4444
Grades: K-8 | 309 students
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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 News

  • Faculty Profiles: Dr. Zbysek Brezina - 01/09/2017 - Dr. Zbysek Brezina (pronounced Spee-shek Bra-zee-na) joined the Rashi faculty as the eighth grade social studies teacher in September this year. Dr Z., as students and faculty fondly call him, has relocated from Portland, Oregon with his wife and three young s...more
  • Professional Development: Collaborating to Enrich Teaching & Learning at The Rashi School - 01/09/2017 - For faculty and staff, a professional development day is an opportunity to turn the classroom around and become students for a day.
  • The Rashi School Reviews Curricular Standards in Social Studies - 01/09/2017 - Social studies is composed of deep and enduring understandings, concepts, and skills from each discipline. Its study emphasizes skills and practices in preparation for decision making. During the 2015-16 school year, Rashi`s faculty took an in-depth look at ou...more
  • Design Day: The Value of Student-Directed Instruction - 01/09/2017 - What does it mean to take risks and learn from failure? Design day is an excellent example of how we challenge our students to think critically, collaborate and problem-solve, and innovate and create together.
  • Ethics and Empathy: The Jewish Court of All Time - 01/17/2017 - Along with middle schoolers throughout North America, Rashi's sixth graders helped to decide what is Israel's responsibility to help asylum seekers.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE)
Religious Affiliation Jewish
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD Support Yes
Year Founded 1986

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 45 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
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 Adrien Khelemsky

Sports

Total Sports Offered 5 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Dance, Soccer, SoftballBaseballBasketball,
DanceSoccer,
Softball

Extracurriculars

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.
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