Special Programs

Co-curricular activities and events are an integral part of the educational environment at Ramaz. We have created a program that includes a wide range of informal educational programming to meet the varied interests of our student body and to promote the educational goals and philosophy of the school.

Many of these activities take place outside the school building and entail additional costs. In all cases, the school supports these programs by underwriting part of the cost of these events with the help of the Parent Council. For the larger scale activities, beyond the scope of the student activities fee, parents are asked to help defray the cost of these vital programs. The school makes every effort to enable all students to participate in these important, inspirational programs.

FRESHMAN SHABBATON

Freshman Shabbaton is designed to introduce incoming students to their new classmates and to faculty in an informal comfortable setting.

SOPHOMORE SHABBATON

Sophomore Shabbaton is designed to help students develop relationships both with their peers and faculty in the beautiful setting that Shabbat creates. The special environment impacts sophomores in significant ways.

JUNIOR RETREAT

Junior Retreat is a four-day program planned by juniors and their advisers. It provides an opportunity for the juniors to plan and implement their own educational and social programs.

SENIOR TRIP

A trip is run for the graduating class to a location outside of New York City.

SCHOOLWIDE SHABBATON OR OVERNIGHT

The Schoolwide Shabbaton or overnight is designed to help students strengthen their relationships with not only their peers and faculty members but also with students in other grades in the school over the course of a springtime Shabbat.

CHAGIGOT

The Ramaz G.O., in conjunction with the Parents Council, sponsors a Chanukah and Purim chagigah to celebrate the chagim in a festive, spiritual context.

CULTURAL AND THEATER NIGHTS AND CLASS EVENINGS

Throughout the year, varied cultural and social evenings are sponsored by the Ramaz G.O. and specific academic departments as well as the Parents Council.

SENIOR EXPERIENCE TO POLAND AND ISRAEL

This two week adventure is a voluntary journey to understand the richness of life before the war, the Holocaust and the rebirth of the State of Israel. It is a summative experience of a Ramaz education.

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