The performing arts at Rashi are an integral part of our curriculum, involving every child in every grade.
The Performing Arts are a huge part of Rashi's culture: they are integrated in our curriculum in each grade and involve every child. Our extensive After School Theater program offers rich opportunities for students to participate in multiple fully-staged productions each year. Students who prefer to be behind-the-scenes learn about lighting, props, sound, and set design in the Middle School Theater Tech elective. Rashi's entries in the State Drama Festival are regularly represented in their awards ceremony.
Performing develops self-confidence, teamwork, public speaking, and time management - skills that strengthen the quality of learning in all subjects - and the kinesthetic activities make all our classrooms come alive.
Setting the stage for our Drama program is our state-of-the-art theater. This 433-seat auditorium is equipped with theater-quality lighting, sound, and a/v equipment and two green rooms.
After school programs in the Middle School culminate in a fall non-musical and a spring musical. Students may choose to perform on stage or work on theater tech through the middle school elective program. They also have a chance to perform for the community through field trips to Rashi’s Jewish Community Literacy program partner school and Hebrew Rehabilitation Center, which are coordinated with the Social Justice department.
The Rashi School is a member of both the Massachusetts High School and Middle School Drama Guild (MHSDG). Students have the option of participating in the State Drama Festival Competition by participating in the elective. A student-driven program, middle schoolers write, direct, and perform a one-act for the competition.