Tzedek (justice), one of Rashi's five core values, is the heart of our curriculum and an essential part of our identity as a community. Tikkun olam (repairing the world) is part of our sacred mission.
A Fully Integrated Social Justice Curriculum
Rashi's social justice curriculum connects intimately to other key character development goals of a Rashi education, including democratic leadership, citizenship, critical thinking, and awareness of the diverse social forces in our world. Social justice is integrated into every appropriate aspect of the curriculum as well as activities in the broader school community. We constantly seek, identify, explore and highlight acts of social justice that occur around us. Most importantly, we model social justice every day in interactions with one another as students, teachers, peers, colleagues, and friends.
Our work with each grade is thoughtful, deliberate, relevant, developmentally appropriate, presented within a spiral curriculum, and always based on Jewish text. We help students derive meaning from texts which were written years ago by examining them critically to find relevance to their lives today.