Rashi’s After School programs and camps provide enriching programming for your student beyond school hours, on teacher professional development days, parent/teacher conference days, and during “gap weeks” after school lets out in June.

About Our Program

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  • The Core Program

    Rashi's After School program is for students in grades K-8 and is offered Monday through Thursday from 3:00 - 6:00 PM.

    Creative Works and Organized Sports & Games

    Creative Works is a free-choice environment where students transition from the structure of the school day to a creative space where they can unwind. Every day features a mini lesson focusing on timely subjects. Students can relax and explore their own interests or be part of a group activity.

    Organized Sports and Games create a positive atmosphere for enhancing confidence, team building, and sportsmanship. We offer a variety of indoor and outdoor activities each day depending on the season.

    Study Hall
    Study Hall gives students a supportive, supervised environment in which to do homework, work in groups, or complete long-term assignments. Students in grades 3-8 are expected to attend Study Hall before heading to other activities unless they are registered for an elective. After homework is done, students are welcome to join Creative Works or Organized Sports & Games.

    Homework Club
    For students who would like extra help with specific homework assignments, Rashi’s learning specialists offer Homework Club on certain days of the week. (Click here to learn about other services offered to students in need of support.)
  • Electives

    We offer a rotating selection of enriching After School electives like Lego robotics, Drama, Puddlestompers, Martial Arts, and Israeli Dancing, to name a few. Electives are offered from 3:15 - 4:15 PM or 3:30 - 4:30 PM. Additionally, Lower and Middle School Drama is offered from 3:15 - 5:20 PM.
  • Adventure Camp

    Adventure Camp is offered to students in grades K-3 during parent/teacher conferences. Each camp runs during normal school hours (8:00 AM - 3:00 PM) and offers Organized Sports & Games and Creative Works Projects based on a specialized theme. Camps require a minimum number of 15 students.
  • Summer Theater & Arts Camp

    Rashi’s Summer Theater & Arts Camp features two of our students’ favorite resources from the After School program: our art specialist, Venus Corriveau, and our drama specialist, Jimmy Moonan. Held in the two weeks following the last day of school, Rashi’s Theater & Arts Camp mirrors Rashi’s integrated approach to teaching. Kids combine music, dance, theater, and art with outdoor activities to study the culture and history of another country. The program concludes with a showcase of their work.
  • Early Morning Care

    Students of all grades are welcome to spend supervised time in the gym before school begins as early as 7:30 AM.

The Fall Program

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  • Details About the Winter Program

    Winter Dates
    Monday: January 7 – March 25
    Tuesday: January 8 – March 26
    Wednesday: January 2 – March 27
    Thursday: January 3 – March 28
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  • Monday Electives

    Grades K-1 | StagePlay
    Instructor: Jimmy Moonan | 3:30-4:30 | January 7 - May 13 | StagePlay is a playful, gentle introduction to stage performance. We bring classic children’s tales to life on stage (think The Ugly Duckling, Where The Wild Things Are, Winnie The Pooh, Three Billy Goats Gruff, some Disney) using lots and lots of music, movement, props, costumes and heaping amounts of imagination! Each week is a flexible format of warm-up games, group singing, movement challenges and playful lessons in how to act out stories.  It’s all designed to help children gain confidence in their growing abilities, explore what it means to work together, and strengthen their imaginations. We end the session with a Family & Friends performance that showcases all we have done! **This class runs from January through May.


    Grades 2-5 | Martial Arts
    Instructor: Darryl Hinthorne | 3:15-4:15 | January 7 - March 25 | Kenpo Martial arts offers excellence in Martial arts training for self-defense as well as building confidence, balance, reflexes and threat responses. Self-control, character and respect are also a part of their training. Kenpo (fist law) teaches you how to block, counter and strike with your hands, arms, legs and feet. This style is designed for 1 or multiple attacks.
     
    The jiu jitsu training is for countering grabs and joint locks in which an attacker attempts to control you. Classes are 1 hour long and focuses on these skills as well as emphasizing on focusing and respect. Their rank is based on attendance, performance, and behavior. All rank is earned. All classes are taught by Master Darryl Hinthorne. He has over 36 years of experience.
  • Tuesday Electives

    Grades K-2 | Preztel Yoga
    Instructor: Pretzel Kids | January 8 - March 26, 2019 | Pretzels kids incorporates traditional YOGA postures with FUN, imaginative GAMES and RELAXATION techniques. Children will laugh, learn, exercise, breathe, and relax. Better yet, they will leave our classes with big SMILES on their faces.

    Grades 3-5 | Engineering & Design
    Instructor: Deb Berlin | 3:30-4:30 | January 8 - March 26 | In this elective, we will engage with engineering and design processes. Students will be doing science in a hands-on way, learning about different materials, experimenting with different variables, and having a ton of fun. Experiments will range from quick one-day explorations to multiple week investigations.
  • Wednesday Electives

    Grade K-2 | Science: Habitats, Crystals, & Structures
    Instructor: Caroline Blair | 3:15-4:15 | January 9 - March 20 | Think Snow! Did you ever wonder where animals and insects go in the winter? Did you ever wonder how a snow leopard got its name? Or why snow is white? Nature in winter is the theme of this session. We will discover ice crystals, build snow structures and sculptures, look for animal tracks, and explore the water cycle. Children will go on nature walks and record their learning through art.

    Grades 3-5 | Screenwriting/Filmmaking
    Instructor: Jess Greenwald | January 9 - March 20 | In creative writing, students will grow their artistic horizons by transforming into storytellers, poets, and journalists. We’ll try out diverse genres and hone our work through workshopping and peer-editing. To finish, we’ll craft beautiful, handmade anthologies of all our hard work!

    Grades 3-5 | Kesem Katan
    Instructor: Ellen Berkowitz | 3:15-4:15 | September 12 - March 13 | This is a great opportunity for Rashi's lower school to participate in Israeli dancing!  This elective will focus on performing, and each session we will learn one piece with choreography.  The students will have performance opportunities around Rashi and Newbridge.  While the focus will be on performing, we will still learn new and traditional Israeli dances that we will have fun dancing together.  No dance or Israeli dance experience is necessary, but your child should enjoy performing and being on stage!
     
    Kesem Katan also will participate in a nationwide Israeli dance show (show, not competition) held on the MIT campus on March 10. **This class runs from September through March.
  • Thursday Electives

    Grade K-2 | PuddleStompers
    Instructor: Helga Burre | 3:30-4:30 | January 10 - March 21 | PUDDLESTOMPERS Afterschool Programs explore the outdoors through active science-based activities, hands-on exploration, active movement, stories and games! This program is offered for PreK - 2nd grade and is known as Outdoor Explorers. Each week children learn about a new topic in nature. All of our lesson topics are designed to span all seasons and to highlight what is going on in nature during that specific season. At the end of each program, we provide a take-home handout that includes: factual information, a list of books, exploration and project activities, and online resources related to the theme in order to extend learning into the home.

    Grades 3-5 | Yoga
    Instructor: Amanda Gray | January 10 - March 21 | Amanda Gray is a Boston based yoga teacher who began practicing vinyasa style yoga in 2011 in the midst of changing careers. After practicing meditation for years, it wasn't until she began the physical practice of asana that she developed a regular yoga practice. Immediately recognizing the emotional and physical benefits of her practice, she was inspired to share it by teaching to others of all ages.
     
    Specializing in a restorative style class, you will find gentle movements, thoughtful transitions and a feeling of deep connection and rest in Amanda's classes. Studying under Natasha Rizopolous of Down Under Yoga in Brookline has influenced Amanda's style to rely deeply on the alignment in flow as well as to reflect upon the Yoga Sutras, an ancient yogic text. Combining alignment cues with healing words Amanda creates a welcoming environment to all students of all levels.
     
    Amanda deeply believes that continued education is nourishing to the spirit and in her spare time enjoys attending yoga workshops and retreats, as well as reading and traveling.
  • Athletics

    Rashi offers an extensive interscholastic sports program for students beginning in the 5th grade, in which over half of our students participate. Our student-athletes practice the skills and strategies of the season's sport and represent Rashi in a full schedule of extracurricular games vs. area independent schools.

    Soccer for Boys and Girls, Grade 5
    Dates: September 6 - November 8
    Practice: Every Tuesday from 3:00-4:30 PM and during in-school fitness elective block once a week.
    Please note that, due to this September’s holiday schedule, the first three after school practices will be held on Thursday, September 6th, 13th, and 20th.
    Fee: $90
    Most games take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays after school.

    Soccer for Boys and Girls, Grades 6, 7, and 8

    Dates: September 5 - November 8
    Practice: Every Monday and Wednesday from 3:00-4:30 pm and during in-school fitness elective block once a week
    Fee: $110
    Most games take place on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays after school.
    Please contact Josh Horowicz with questions on athletics.
  • Drama

    Lower School Drama
    Bonny Goldberg, the Theater Specialist at the Rashi School, will be working with Jenny Lifson, dance specialist on the fall drama elective. In this elective students in grades 3-5 will work on basic stagecraft using excerpts from age-appropriate plays and musicals as well as working with scripts, characterizations, pantomime, and dance styles. The elective culminates in a recital on December 19th.
    Performance: Wednesday, December 19th at 2:00 and 7:00 pm
    Dates: September 17 - December 19
    Times: 3:15 - 5:00 pm
    Fee: $350

    Middle School Drama
    Students have the option to attend 1 day* or 2 days. Cast members must attend Thursdays as the one-day option. Students registered on both days will have priority to larger parts.
    *5th Graders may register for the 1-day Thursday option for the cast, not the technical program. They must also participate in the LS Monday Drama program.
    Rehearsal on 11/12 during Conferences 3:00 - 6:00 PM
    Additional rehearsals during the technical week - extended times 3:15 – 6:00 PM
    Dates: September 13 - November 13
    Times: 3:15 - 5:15 pm
    Fee: $700 (Tuesday and Thursday) or $350 (Thursday)

    Please contact Bonny Goldberg with questions on programming.