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Providence Hebrew Day School

Private | PK-12 | 142 students

Our school is best known for our religious beliefs.

 

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Situated in an inner city neighborhood. The median home value is $312,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,120.

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Posted October 28, 2013

Great School and great teachers with an excellent educational program. The small class size allows for individual attention>
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2013

PHDS is a large family. The administration and the teachers care for the kids as if they were their own.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2013

My school is outstanding!!! I have been the Administrative Assistant for over 9 years and I love this place. The families are all so warn and caring, their children, especially the little ones, are a joy to be around. The teachers work very hard to make their students feel that they are the best that they can be, and then some.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 25, 2013

My school is fantastic. There is a focus on helping each child succeed in whatever way best for them
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2013

PHDS is a welcoming school, the teachers are very knowledgable, professional and caring. Our children are learning and growing thanks to them. It would be nice if the school had an expanded playground.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2013

Providence Hebrew Day School provides a warm, caring and supportive environment. My son entered with special needs and the school provided their own tutors in English and Hebrew before I had the opportunity to ask. The staff are available at night for questions. The children are kind and giving. What the school lacks in physical beauty it more than makes up in heart and spirit. Improvements are sorely needed in the school itself, such as new windows, replaced floors, a new roof, storage areas, a new playground, a real gym and so on.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2013

PHDS offers small class sizes, warm and loving teacher who give it their all to produce a super program. The children are constantly being motivated to achieve great heights and delve further into areas that interest them. The administration of the school is actively involved in each child's growth and any problems that arise are addressed immediately.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2013

The best Hebrew Day School!!! I have learned so much from all my teachers. The Rabbi's are super nice and helpfull


Posted October 24, 2013

PHDS is a top-notch educational institution in every way--excellent academic program that helps children learn and grow in a warm and nurturing environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2013

Our school is incredible. I m very happy that we have such a school to sen our children to.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2013

I think the school is great. Focusing on building student's character and personalities along with their knowledge. And let them all play individual straights and be themselves,
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2013

Providence Hebrew Day School is a wonderful school that provides an excellent academic education and solid grounding in the values we want our children to absorb. The small class size allows for a lot of individual attention and more opportunities for all. The children form friendships with those in the grades above and below them and maintain relationships with teachers for years after leaving their class. The school is hampered by lack of funds but does an admirable job given its size and funding.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2012

Very happy with the balance the school creates between home and school and work and play.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2010

The staff is very dedicated to making sure every kid learns a lot.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2006

I find both the secular and Judaic studies programs to be excellent, and am most impressed with the 'derech eretz' program, where the students learn to give respect and honor to each other, teachers, parents and elders. We moved to this state so that our children could attend Providence Hebrew Day, and are very happy with our decision. The school has had a positive impact on all of our children, even the ones who are still too young to attend. My children have even been known to cry when there's a snow day and they can't attend school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2003

The secular education at this school is second to none. It is much better than other higher priced private schools, and far superior to public schools. The self dicipline that the students develop, as well as the kindness to others is phenominal.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 100% 64%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Black 0% 8%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 22%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

College readiness and student pathways

Percentage of students going to 2-year college 10% (2013)
Percentage of students going to 4-year college 85% (2013)
Percentage of students going to the military 0% (2013)
Percentage of students going to vocational programs 0% (2013)
Percentage of students going directly into the workforce 5% (2013)
Colleges most students attend after graduation Stern
Touro
Israeli Seminaries
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Source: Manually entered by a school official.

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
College counselor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
Dance teacher(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Reading specialist(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
Security personnel
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
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Source: Provided by a school official.

Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Mathematics
  • Science
Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Music
  • Performing arts
Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Media arts
  • Graphics
Clubs
  • Art club
  • Drama club
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Hebrew
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Hebrew

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Clubs
  • National Honor Society
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:10 am
School end time
  • 3:15 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school: ends at 4:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Rabbi Peretz Scheinerman
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 3 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Special schedule
  • Extended/longer school day
Boarding options
  • Some boarding, some day
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Jewish
Fax number
  • (401) 331-0030

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • College prep
  • Core knowledge
  • Gifted / high performing
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Performing arts
  • Religious
  • Science
  • Social justice
  • Special education
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • Hebrew
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Hebrew
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Career/college counseling
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
  • Tutoring
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Transportation options
  • School shares bus/van with other schools
School facilities
  • Learning lab
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • General misc. Sports
Girls sports
  • General misc. Sports

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • None
Music
  • None
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • Graphics

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Art club
  • Chess club
  • Drama club
  • Mock trial competition club
  • National Honor Society
  • Student council/government
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Neither uniforms nor dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
More from this school
  • Please look for the most detailed information and pictures on our website www.phdschool.org
School leaders can update this information here.

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What are your chances?


7 out of 10students were accepted for the 2013-2014 school year.


Students accepted for the 2013-2014 school year
10
Applications received for the 2013-2014 school year
15

What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2012-2013 school year
$6000 - $16000
Vouchers accepted
No
Financial aid offered
Yes.
Outside scholarships
Tax credits

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Stern
Touro
Israeli Seminaries
College preparation / awareness offered
College presentations or information sessions
Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Students' post-graduation plans in 2013
2 year college - 10%
4 year college - 85%
Military - 0%
Vocational - 0%
Workforce - 5%
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450 Elmgrove Ave
Providence, RI 02906
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Phone: (401) 331-5327

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