Admissions

Our Graduates

The Rashi School’s secondary school results speak for themselves.
When our students graduate, more than 90% matriculate to their first-choice school. High schools welcome our students with enthusiasm, knowing that they are well prepared academically and socially. And when Rashi alumni are ready for college, they attend some of the most selective institutions in the country.

Middle School Dean of Students Joni Fishman has been advising students and their parents for over 20 years, bringing extensive knowledge of both independent and public schools and an understanding of fit between student and school. Rashi’s placement process begins in Grade 7 with a class forum for parents with Dean Fishman. She provides insight into standardized testing options, high schools’ admissions processes and deadlines, and opportunities to get to know each school.

Every fall, Rashi organizes a High School Fair on campus for Middle Schoolers and their parents. The Fair attracts more than two dozen secondary schools; representatives from the Admissions Offices share information and are available to answer families’ questions.

We work with every family one-on-one to make sure your student benefits from a personalized approach. What’s right for one student may not be right for another, and we partner with you to recognize your child’s strengths, personality, interests and expectations. Dean Fishman and Rashi faculty and administrators will guide you and your student every step of the way.
Here are some of the words used to describe our 8th graders:
  • Critical thinkers
  • Academically skilled
  • Confident leaders
  • Action-oriented
  • Resilient and resourceful
  • Ethical Jewish core
  • Intellectually curious
  • Just and honorable
  • Change agents
  • Upstander

Masha Dumanis (Rashi '02, Rivers School '06, Harvard '11)

What Rashi has taught me from the very start is to question; to think critically, which is such an important skill in today's world. And that set me up for academic success.

Colleges Attended by Rashi Graduates

Meet our graduates and hear how their experiences at Rashi helped prepare them for high school and shape their future at college and beyond. The list below includes colleges attended by one or more Rashi alumni in the last five years.
Barnard College
Bentley University
Berklee College of Music
Boston University
Bowdoin College
Brandeis University
Brown University
Carleton College
Champlain College
Colgate University
Colorado College
Columbia University
Connecticut College
Cornell University
Dartmouth College
Davidson College
Duke University
Emerson College
Emory University
George Washington University
Goucher College
Hamilton College
Harvard School of Public Health
Harvard University
Johns Hopkins University
Lehigh University
Lynn University
Macalester College
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Miami University (Ohio)
Middlebury College
New York University
Northeastern University
Northwestern University
Occidental College
Ohio State University
Penn State
Philadelphia University
Quinnipiac University
Rochester Institute of Technology
San Diego State University
Skidmore College
Smith College
Stanford University
Syracuse University
Tufts University
Tulane University
Union College
University of Chicago
University of Maine
University of Maryland
University of Massachusetts Amherst
University of Massachusetts Boston
University of Miami
University of Michigan
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor
University of New Hampshire
University of Oregon
University of Pennsylvania
University of Pittsburg
University of Tampa
University of Vermont
University of Virginia
Washington University in St. Louis
Wesleyan University
Yale University