A lifetime of excellence in education

Since 1946, Providence Hebrew Day School has focused on helping each child develop in a warm, nurturing environment that synthesizes Torah with General Studies. Our aim is to provide a comprehensive program of excellence in traditional Jewish and contemporary General Studies education that prepares students for high school and for life. We embrace the idea that each child is unique, and we respond to each student's individual needs and strengths.

  • Providence Hebrew Day School was founded in 1946. Our school started with a handful of students almost 70 years ago on Waterman Street in Providence. PHDS now offers a comprehensive program in all subject areas, including Technology, Math, English, Science, Social Studies, Judaic Studies, and Hebrew Language
  • Providence Hebrew Day School is an educational institution of the highest caliber. It's accredited by the Rhode Island Department of Education and the Bureau of Jewish Education of Rhode Island and is an affiliated agency of the Jewish Alliance of Rhode Island and the National Society for Hebrew Day Schools.
  • As our NECAP and standardized test scores show, PHDS students achieve significantly beyond the state standards.
  • Our faculty is dedicated to lifelong learning. In addition to years of teaching experience, all of our teachers at PHDS have educational degrees and are involved in school in-service training geared to keeping them abreast of the latest educational trends. OMany of our teachers have earned Masters or other postgraduate degrees. PHDS staff is encouraged to continue its professional development, and the school provides such learning opportunities throughout the year.
  • At PHDS, educating our students using cutting-edge technology is a priority. Many of our classrooms are equipped with Smart Boards (electronic whiteboards). This interactive teaching tool engages our students in active learning. In addition, we have Science and Computer Labs.
  • At PHDS, every student gets the attention he/she deserves. We strive to maintain small classes (8-15 students) in order to ensure that every child receives the attention he or she needs. With classes averaging half the size of those in public schools, the teachers are aware of each student’s strengths and weaknesses, and they modify programs, through both resource and enrichment, to enable all students to reach their potential. In addition, our small classes give each child more individual time with his or her teachers.
  • Enrichment is part of our ongoing program. PHDS offers a comprehensive program of physical education, band, art, science, and computers. Extracurricular activities include homework labs, chess clubs, drama productions, science and other academic fairs, spelling bees and Siyumei Mishnayos.