Providence Hebrew Day School, 450 Elmgrove Ave. Providence, RI 401-331-5327
Elementary Student Life
Talent Search: Reflecting the caliber of the education that they are receiving, Providence Hebrew Day School students routinely score in the top 25% or higher on standardized tests. Gifted students are able to participate in the Johns Hopkins talent search.
Extracurricular Activities: Students have an opportunity to participate in a wide variety of co-curricular and extracurricular activities. A sampling of some of these activities include the School Band, Drama Club, Cub Scouts, Art Club, Choir, Science Fair, Torah Fair and Chess Club.
Assemblies: Judaic and secular holidays are celebrated with assemblies highlighting the special flavor and activities of the holiday. All classes are responsible to present at least one assembly every year.
Academic Fair: In the spring, there is a “celebration of learning” when students display projects completed on class curriculum. There is a three-year year cycle: The first year, displays are related to the General Studies program, the second year to the Judaic program, and the third year is an integration of both secular and Judaic.
Field Trips: Students in all grades participate in at least one field trip every year. These trips are greatly subsidized by the PTF (Parents, Teachers, and Friends Association). Some field trips include: Phantom Farms, Roger Williams Zoo, Sturbridge Village, Providence Performing Arts, Biomes Marine Center, Whale Watch and others.
Poetry Arts Night: A culminating activity for the entire school, Poetry Arts Night celebrates the Arts: music, art and drama. All classes perform a short poem, song, or play in an evening program to which parents and friends are invited. Artwork from the year is also displayed at the program.
Student Council: Our middle school students, as Student Council officers, organize activities for the students. These activities include Chesed projects and some fun programs too.