The Rashi School has a permanent home, for the first time since its founding in 1986.
The school moved in 2010 to a wonderful new facility on a beautiful wooded site on the banks of the Charles River in Dedham.
The Rashi School is an integral part of an intergenerational campus shared by Hebrew SeniorLife's NewBridge on the Charles community. This partnering project offers a myriad of possibilities for multigenerational programming.
The Campaign for Rashi has raised $30 million needed to make this new home a reality.
The Cambridge architectural firm of HMFH has designed an 82,000 square foot building that is light and open, with ample windows and skylights, that includes:
- State of the art Classrooms with "smart boards"
- Wireless Internet/network connection throughout building
- Fully equipped Science Lab
- 6,000 Volume Library
- Bright Art Studio and dedicated Music room
- Community Spaces for Prayer and Holiday Celebrations
- Spacious Auditorium for Performing Arts
- Regulation sized Gymnasium, Sports Fields, two Playgrounds
- Outdoor classroom/assembly space
- Dedicated Room for Before and After School Programs
- Modern Kitchen and cafeteria
- LEED certified "Green" building
In addition to being a home for Rashi students, the new facility has become a center for Jewish life and learning, continuing to serve as a nexus for adult text study, parent meetings, and evening community meetings.