School Life
The Arts


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.

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  • StagePlay - Theater for Kindergarten and Grade 1

    Our youngest students begin learning the magic and excitement of theater through StagePlay - an After School elective with the goal to introduce students to the basics of theater.
  • Lower School Drama

    Students in Grades 3-5 can participate in the after school drama elective where they produce a winter recital and a full-length musical presentation in the spring.
  • Middle School Drama

    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.
  • Massachusetts State Drama Festival

    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.
  • International Thespian Society

    The Rashi School is a member in good standing  of  the International Thespian Society.

Lower School Performances

Middle School Performances