Critical Minds, Compassionate Hearts
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 Fall Program

    Fall Dates
    Monday: September 17 – December 17
    Tuesday: September 4 – December 18
    Wednesday: September 5 – December 19
    Thursday: September 6 – December 20
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  • Monday Electives

    Grades K-1 | StagePlay
    Instructor: Jimmy Moonan | 3:30-4:30 | StagePlay is 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!

    Grades 2-5 | Martial Arts
    Instructor: Darryl Hinthorne | 3:15-4:15 | Each class will focus on hard work, discipline, and respect with the main goal of learning how to protect yourself. The classes will be filled with lots of fun and learning. Disrespectful behavior will not be tolerated. A test will be given at the end of the session and students will be promoted if they demonstrate techniques learned over the session. It is not guaranteed that all children will move up in their rank. This is taken very seriously and must be earned by students. Note: Students must wear comfortable clothing and appropriate shoes. The instructor provides students with a Rashi Martial Arts T-shirt as well as their belts, which they are tested for at the end of each session.

    Grades 3-5 | Yoga
    Instructor: Erin Gubert | 3:15-4:15 | Yoga improves strength, flexibility, and coordination. This course, for children in grades 3-5, offers these benefits and allows for a deeper sense of body awareness and anatomy, self-exploration, mindfulness, and the ability to discover inner strength and calm. With fun and focus, children will develop tools that they will be able to carry into their everyday lives. Erin Gubert is a certified yoga teacher and has an M.A. in Education. Her classes are calming, centering, challenging and fun. Discover new things in old poses, master shapes, balance mental and physical aspects of yourself, and develop strength and flexibility through stable alignment and core strength.
  • Tuesday Electives

    Grades 2-3 | ShowTime
    Instructor: Jimmy Moonan | 3:30-4:30 | ShowTime Theatre is a playful, high-spirited introduction to stage performance for young children designed to spark the imagination, develop confidence, improve memory skills through scripted dialog and repeated variations and, most importantly, to be playful, educationally, sensitively, emphatically meaningful. Activities include lots of props, theater games, improvisation, voice projection, articulation and expression, role-play and much more. Most activities incorporate music, sound effects, and rhythmic movement along with some costuming and makeup for those who like that! Each session ends with a “softly-scripted” performance for families and friends. Life’s a stage – get on it!

    Grades 3-5 | Archery
    Instructor: Mark Pirello | 3:30-4:30 | Try something new this spring and see why one of the world’s oldest Olympic sports is making a comeback. Relax as you aim for your target and feel the thrill of success when your concentration and focus pays off. This engaging activity will leave you wanting more as you develop a consistent form and an understanding of the shot process. Whether you are just starting out or have years of experience, challenge yourself to meet new people while competing individually or as a team in archery games, competitions, and mini-tournaments. All equipment provided. USA Archery and National Field Archery Association (NFAA) instructors from On the Mark Archery LLC. PLEASE NOTE: Archery ONLY runs 5- 6 weeks (depending on weather). Core Program (for Tuesdays until 4:30) is included in the cost. Additional Information: Students should wear comfortable clothing and appropriate shoes. This class is outside (weather permitting).

    Grades 3-4 | Soccer Clinic
    Instructor: TBD | Come to learn skills with your friends and play in game-like situations. 8 weeks only, Tuesday Core Program is included in the cost.
  • Wednesday Electives

    Grade K-2 | Sports Mania
    Instructor: TBA | 3:15-4:15 | This is a multi-sports class featuring a variety of sports and playground games offered in a lively, upbeat and fast-paced format. Participants will play several different sports including soccer, basketball, T-ball, baseball, hockey, flag football, capture the flag and ultimate tag games! Most classes will be held outside so please dress your child accordingly. Additional Information: Students should dress in comfortable clothing and have the appropriate shoes to run around. Students should also be prepared to be outside (weather permitting).

    Grades 3-5 | Kesem Katan
    Instructor: Ellen Berkowitz | 3:15-4:15 |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 next spring. **This class runs from September through March. Please note that in order to participate in Kesem Katan, your child: 1) must be available to perform SUNDAY MARCH 10 (the performance is at 3:00 PM but the kids will need to be there all day); and 2) must be available for an hour rehearsal on the MIT stage on SUNDAY MARCH 3 - exact timing assigned closer to rehearsal.

    Grades K-5 | Chess Wizards
    Instructor: TBD | 3:30-4:30 |Considered one of the greatest games ever invented, chess teaches many important life concepts such as how to win graciously, how to accept defeat with dignity, concentration, and sportsmanship. Learn chess rules, positional tactics, and basic to more advanced moves with the guidance of an experienced Chess Wizard. Students will be divided into groups according to their chess experience. At the end of this session, students will have had the chance to participate in a mini-chess tournament. All levels welcome.
  • Thursday Electives

    Grade K-2 | PuddleStompers
    Instructor: Helga Burre | 3:30-4:30 | PuddleStompers School and Group programs connect children in a school setting with the natural world. Hands-on activities and active movement engage young learners as they discover the mysteries of nature. Our experienced teacher naturalists adapt each lesson to what's happening right here inside and outside of our school! Additional Information: Students should wear appropriate clothing for the outdoors with the weather in mind.

    Grades 1-2 | Creative Movement w/ Meira!
    Instructor: Meira Klatzer | Does your child like to dance? In this class, students will learn to explore their own dance styles through various music genres. This class is designed to help students improve their flexibility, coordination and body awareness in a fun and safe environment. No prior dance experience necessary.

    Grades 3-5 | Flag Football
    Instructor: TBD | 3:15-4:15 | Students will learn the skills and tactics of flag football as well as play a game each afternoon. Students should wear comfortable clothing and be prepared to be outdoors (weather permitting). Note: This class is an outdoor class! Please make sure your child has dressed accordingly. Unless it is pouring outside, the class will go on! In the event that the weather is too harsh, your child is welcome to join the study hall. Due to limited space, once basketball season starts, there will be no indoor space for this class.
  • 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.