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 Spring Program

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  • Details About the Spring Program

    Spring Dates
    Monday: April 1 - June 10
    Tuesday: April 2 - June 11
    Wednesday: April 3 - June 12
    Thursday: April 4 - June 13
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  • Monday Electives

    Martial Arts
    Grades 2-5
    Instructor: Darryl Hinthorne
    Dates: April 1 – June 10, 2019
     
    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.
     
     
    StagePlay (Registration is closed)
    Grades K-1
    Instructor: Jimmy Moonan
    Dates: January 7 – May 13, 2019
     
    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.
  • Tuesday Electives

    Messy Creations
    Grades K-2
    Instructor: Isabella Dunchini
    Dates: April 2 – June 11, 2019
     
    Students will preview an artist each week and create a master to take home! Some projects will take more than one week and the last project will be a group masterpiece! Students will work with a variety of art materials and build their skills. Come join Isabella for Messy Creations!
     
     
    Lacrosse and Soccer
    Grades 3-4
    Instructor: Darcey Angelo
    Dates: April 2 – June 11, 2019
     
    Come learn skills with your friends and play in game-like situations. Students will learn the basic ball handling skills, offensive and defensive strategies as well as cooperation and working together as a team! Each week will alternate between soccer and lacrosse.
     
     
    Archery
    Grades 3-5
    Instructor: Mark Pirello
    Dates: April 30 – June 4, 2019 (Students are welcome to join Core Program on Tuesdays when the class does not meet)
     
    Try something new this fall 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 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 is included in the cost.
     
    Additional Information:
    Students should wear comfortable clothing and appropriate shoes. This class is outside (weather permitting).
  • Wednesday Electives

    Creative Works
    Grades K-2
    Instructor: Jess Greenwald
    Dates: April 3 – June 12, 2019
     
    Students will learn about a variety of art genres and apply their new knowledge to a piece they create and take home each week. Students will learn a little art history and have fun making something new that they feel proud of. Come join Mrs. Greenwald in Creative Works!
     
     
    Kesem Katan
    Grades 2-5
    Instructor: Ellen Berkowitz
    Dates: April 3 – June 12, 2019
     
    This is a great opportunity for Rashi's lower school to participate in Israeli dancing! This elective will focus on performing, and we will learn a new piece of choreography - different from the fall/winter session. The students will have performance opportunities around Rashi, including for Yom Haatzmaut. We also have a performance planned at FENWAY PARK - for Jewish Heritage Night on June 13 AND SAVE MAY 5 FOR A POSSIBLE PERFORMANCE AT THE CHILDREN’S DANCE FESTIVAL ON THE TUFTS CAMPUS.
     
    While the focus will be on performing, we will still learn new and traditional Israeli dances each week. No dance or Israeli dance experience is necessary, but your child should enjoy performing and being on stage!​  The spring session is open to 2nd-5th graders with the goal of getting new second graders used to dancing with Kesem Katan and get some practice performing so they will be ready to dance with us next year at the Boston Israeli Dance Festival held at MIT.
  • Thursday Electives

    PuddleStompers
    Grades K-2
    Instructor: Helga Burre
    Dates: April 4 – June 6, 2019
     
    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.
     
     
    Yoga
    Grades 3-5
    Instructor: Kez Furth
    Dates: April 4 – June 6, 2019
     
    Students will work on a variety of yoga poses in a calm and relaxing environment with their peers. 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.
     
     
    Flag Football
    Grades 4-5
    Instructor: Michael Wright
    Dates: April 4 – June 6, 2019
     
    Students will learn 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 is dressed accordingly. Unless it is pouring outside, class will go on! In the event that the weather is too harsh, your child is welcome to join study hall.
  • 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.

    Spring Sports: Baseball and Softball
  • 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.
     
     
    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.
     
     
    Please contact Bonny Goldberg with questions on programming.