Providence Hebrew Day School, 450 Elmgrove Ave. Providence, RI 401-331-5327
Our student body reflects a wide range of socioeconomic, ethnic and cultural backgrounds. While all families have a Jewish religious heritage, the diversity is great, with families coming from varied backgrounds on the religious spectrum. Our students also represent the entire academic spectrum, ranging from the most intellectually gifted to children who require some level of special education services due to intellectual challenges or learning disabilities. Yet, regardless of background or academic ability, we strive to make the learning atmosphere one of inclusiveness. And, most importantly, while the school genuinely respects the rich diversity of Jewish life, we strongly encourage our families to support, in their homes, our efforts to instill in our students a love for the Orthodox lifestyle, including Shmiras Shabbos (Sabbath observance), Kashrus (observance of Jewish dietary laws) and the values of Torah and Mitzvos.
- Beginning in the Early Childhood classes, boys are required to wear kippos and tzitzis. All students in Grades 1 through 8 are required to wear clothing that promote a climate of discipline and responsibility, and that create a sense of unity among the students.
- Providence Hebrew Day School’s philosophy is to instill in our children the desire to live a Torah way of life, which must start with the practice of Derech Eretz (proper respect). As such, we strive to create a climate reflecting the high standards of good citizenship that will serve our students well, now, and for the rest of their lives.