Admissions

Why Rashi?

Welcome to The Rashi School! Rashi is an independent K-8 school affiliated with Reform Judaism, located in the Greater Boston area.
If you’ve found us, then you’re looking for something more. Rashi is a Jewish school, but this is not your parents’ Jewish day school. We’re an independent school, but not like the ones you’ve encountered. Rashi combines the best of both worlds to provide your child a uniquely powerful education.

Who do you want your child to be? Not just as a learner, but as a person?

Are Jewish values and identity important to you? Are you seeking a community—kehillah, in Hebrew—that sustains students and their families in good times, and difficult ones? Do you want to be part of a beautifully diverse community that includes multifaith, LGBTQ, Jews of Color, multi-ethnic, and single-parent-by-choice families?
What does education mean to your family?
Do you perceive school as a whole-child experience that will set your daughter or son on a lifelong path of inquiry and advocacy?

If these questions speak to you, then you’ve already begun to answer, Why Rashi?

We start with an outstanding academic program rooted in rigor. Head of School Adam W. Fischer likens the Rashi experience to a greenhouse without walls: every child is stretched and challenged to reach their individual potential… no limits. We give students the warmth and nurture, the confidence and trust they need to be curious, probing, and intellectually driven.
The Rashi School was built on the principle of social justice, and we uphold it as an academic endeavor from the moment our Kindergartners enter the building until the day our Grade 8 students graduate. Social justice stays with our students their entire lives and becomes part of their heart. Don’t equate Rashi’s social justice program with other schools’ service learning and volunteerism—we have more than 35 years of experience doing this work. At Rashi, your child will learn that the head, the heart, and the hands must work together to repair the world… a principle known as Tikkun Olam, central to Reform Judaism.

Our students benefit from Rashi’s strong, symbiotic partnership with NewBridge on the Charles, a senior living community right on our campus, just a few yards away. NewBridge’s proximity means that we can provide broad multigenerational programming unique among private schools. Every child, Kindergarten through Grade 8, learns from—and with—NewBridge residents. Our students not only go to NewBridge to celebrate holidays, collaborate on community service projects, or help residents with technology, but our senior neighbors volunteer in Rashi classrooms in every grade throughout the year. Rashi students respect their elders and value their relationships with NewBridge friends.

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    Ilyssa Frey 

    Director of Admissions
    781-355-7318
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    Anna  Raykhtsaum Tratt 

    Assistant Director of Admissions
    781-355-7324
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    Rachel Savage 

    Admissions Associate
    781-355-7317
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This is just the beginning.

To learn more about The Rashi School, please contact us at 781-355-7317 or submit the inquiry form. We welcome the opportunity to get to know your child and your family!