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Private Schools


Providence & North


American Sign Language Academy ............... 722-1022

255 Main St., Pawtucket


Angel Care Montessori ............... 273-5151

150 Waterman Street, Providence

18 months, 2-5 yrs.  Our program is unique in that the focus is on the education of the young child through the

stimulation of all the sensory channels at an age in which the "hardware" of the brain is built. Angel Care helps

children develop a sense of independence, self-esteem, and sense of accomplishment through the carefully

planned environment so that children can reach their maximum potential, laying the foundation for all later learning.


The Carter School ............... 533-9100

1000 Eddy Street, Providence

The Carter School’s innovative approach to education extends far beyond the classroom door.  The Carter School

integrates education, therapy, and work experiences to prepare students with significant and complex cognitive

physical, and medical needs from 9th grade to 22 years old to pursue a range of possibilities when they graduate.  

Our unique 4-center approach supports education, vocational opportunities, and daily living activities tailored to the

student’s specific interests and abilities.


Community Preparatory School ............... 521-9696

126 Somerset St., Providence

Serving students in grades 4-8.

CPS challenges students to become confident independent learners and develops a strong sense of public service

in students through community service and stewardship.  It engages parents, students and teachers in goal-setting

and planning in an effort to ensure academic and social success for each student.


Dayspring Christian Academy ............... 508-761-5552

1052 Newport Avenue - South Attleboro, MA.

Dayspring Christian Academy is founded upon the firm conviction that

Christian education makes a difference in the lives of students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grades.


East Side Nursery School ............... 272-2228

372 Wayland Ave., Providence

At East Side Nursery School young children learn by doing.  We believe that learning is an interactive process that

requires active thinking and experimenting.  Young children learn best through play experiences


The French-American School of RI ............... 274-3325

75 John Street, Providence.

Pre-School - Grade 8.  The French American School of Rhode Island (FASRI), founded in 1994, is located on the

east side of Providence. Our international community is comprised of faculty, staff, parents, and students representing

over 30 cultures and nationalities. Our multi-lingual graduates are open-minded, adaptable and curious thinkers

who are aware of other cultures and perspectives. Accredited by the State of RI, the National Association of

Independent Schools (NEASC), and the French Ministry of National Education. You don't need to know French to

learn more about our unique program; we welcome visitors, please reach out to!


The Grace School ............... 533-9100

1000 Eddy Street, Providence

At The Grace School, we foster both academic excellence and individual growth in children of all abilities. We do this

through inclusive classrooms that combine rigorous academics with a culture of compassion for children in

kindergarten through grade 8. Meeting Street started The Grace School as an extension of its highly acclaimed and

nationally accredited Early Learning Center. Having honed and developed our inclusive model for more than 20 years,

The Grace School has a commitment to personal growth and academic success no matter where a child’s ability is to

meet or exceed grade level expectations.


The Groden School ............... 274-6310

86 Mount Hope Ave., Providence

Our schools provide a broad range of individualized services for youth ages 5-22 with autism and other developmental challenges. The philosophy of the Groden Center emphasizes stress reduction through strong relationships with staff to maximize learning and positive coping, along with active engagement with families.
  Our model emphasizes Behavioral and Positive Psychology approaches, with practices including ABA techniques, positive behavior supports and improving well-being. Our vocational transition program offers intensive job sampling while still maintaining adaptive and academic progress.
  Special emphasis is given to relaxation techniques and the implementation of cognitive picture rehearsal, which was created by Dr. June Groden early in the establishment of the Groden Center.
  For more information contact our Admissions Coordinator, Peggy Stocker at 401-274-6310 x 1125 or



The Jewish Community Day School of Rhode Island (JCDS) ............... 751-2470

85 Taft Ave., Providence

PreK-5th Grade.

JCDSRI prepares confident, collaborative, critical thinkers for the twenty-first century. We employ a progressive

curriculum that nurtures each student’s innate creativity and curiosity while promoting academic rigor and

developing personal character.


La Salle Academy ............... 351-7750

612 Academy Ave. Providence

La Salle Academy is an independent Catholic, co-education, college preparatory school.  Since its founding in 1871,

La Salle’s mission is to educate young men and women of diverse backgrounds, in the tradition of St. John Baptist

de La Salle’s ideals of faith, service, and community. La Salle students are challenged to broaden their horizons and

to strive for excellence in all they do.  La Salle is a school of excellence: religiously, academically, artistically, socially,

and athletically.


Lincoln School ............... 331-9696

301 Butler Ave., Providence

Lincoln School is an independent college preparatory school for girls in Grades 1 - 12, with coeducational pre-school

programs for girls and boys from infancy through Pre-Kindergarten.

   Relying upon our Quaker heritage, our curriculum produces leaders who truly are citizens of the world. Caring,

professional teachers work together with students to create a learning environment that encourages every child

to discover and nurture her unique gifts.


The Montessori Children’s House ............... 331-6120

518 Lloyd Avenue, on the East Side of Providence, Preschool through Grade 3, Ages 3-12 or email at

The Montessori Children’s House is a school dedicated to providing an intellectually stimulating and emotionally

calming atmosphere in which children can become self-directed learners and make Maria Montessori’s dream

of a peaceful world a reality.


Moses Brown ...............  831-7350

250 Lloyd Avenue, Providence


A school of tradition and innovation with a mission to inspire the inner

promise of each student and instill the utmost care for learning, people, and place. Enrolling 775 girls and boys in a

challenging and broad college-prep program.  Open house October 16th - please see website for details and updates.


The Providence Center School ............... 276-4531

520 Hope Street, Providence

The Providence Center School serves children 3-21 years of age who

struggle with emotional, social and behavioral issues.  The school develops individual education plans for each

student.  Our goal is to prepare students to be successful learners and return them to their neighborhood school.

Providence Hebrew Day School ............... 331-5327

450 Elmgrove Ave., Providence


Providence Hebrew Day School offers a quality Secular studies program along with a comprehensive, traditional

Jewish studies curriculum in a warm and personal learning environment.


Saint Philip School ............... 949-1130

618 Putnam Pike, Greenville

We are a Roman Catholic School for children ages 3 years through 8th grade.  In striving to educate the whole child, everything that we do is based on our faith and Christian values.  Academic excellence is a priority at Saint Philip School, where our multi-sensory teaching approach incorporates all learning styles. Differentiated instruction within our classrooms allows for all children to grow to their individual potential and to become independent, critical thinkers.  The incorporation of technology, along with numerous other educational best practices, keeps our teachers and students at the forefront of modern educational theory.  Our school community aims to live in a Christ-like manner as we focus on using our God-given gifts in service to others throughout our daily lives.

School One High School ............... 331-2497

220 University Ave., Providence,

Grades 9-12.

Our dynamic inviting community empowers its diverse students to take responsibility for their learning through challenging, creative and personalized educational programs in order to prepare for productive futures, self-reliance, commit to important ideas,  and contribute to the world in useful ways. 


Wheeler School ............... 421-8100

216 Hope St., Providence, N-12.

Independent school that provides a joyful and personalized education for every student, while inspiring each to live

Wheeler's mission: "To learn our powers and be answerable for their use." Includes the unique Hamilton School for

students with learning differences. Open House on October 23.


East Bay


All Saints STEAM Academy ............... 848-4300

915 West Main Road, Middletown, Pre-K through Grade 8

Educating for wholeness and holiness. 

Aquidneck Island Christian Academy ............... 849-5550

321 East Main Road

Portsmouth. Grades K-12

We, at AICA, are in pursuit of excellence in education as an independent, inter-denominational, co-educational Christian School.  We are committed to providing a quality, Christ-centered classical education.

Gordon School ............... 434-3833

45 Maxfield Ave., E. Providence, Nursery - Grade 8.

We challenge students to develop their full potential by inspiring their minds and imaginations, nurturing an interest in life-long learning and fostering involvement in the world beyond Gordon.


The Henry Barnard School ............... 438-5170

660 Waterman Ave., East Prov., Prek- 4th Grade

HBS is now the lower school of Providence Country Day and located on their East Providence campus. Established in 1923, PCD is a college preparatory school serving a diverse population from over 45 different communities throughout southeastern New England. While we are proud of the successful adults our students become, we are equally proud of the joy and inspiration they find along their journey, simply in coming together each day to talk, listen, study, play, try, fail, perform, win, lose, socialize, reflect, and start again. Here you will find a value system and community character in which high achievement is not attained at the expense of kindness and humanity.

Ocean State Montessori School ............... 434-6913

100 Grove Avenue, E. Providence

Preschool - Grade 6

The Ocean State Montessori School fosters independence, self-esteem, and a life-long love of learning by providing an academically excellent and nurturing Montessori environment for children in preschool through sixth grade. 


The Pennfield School ............... 849-4646

110 Sandy Point Ave., Portsmouth Pre-school (age 3) - 8th grade.

We provide students with the academic skills to thrive at the secondary school level.  Science labs, Spanish, arts, music, technology round-out the curriculum.


The Providence Country Day School ............... 438-5170

660 Waterman Ave, E. Providence Coeducational school, grades 5-12

Established in 1923, PCD is a college preparatory school serving a diverse population from over 45 different communities throughout southeastern New England. Students benefit from an educational program that balances rigorous academics, creative visual and performing arts, and competitive athletics. By meeting high standards for academic achievement, ethical behavior and community participation, PCD students grow with confidence and prepare for a lifetime of learning and leadership.


St. Andrew’s School ............... 246-1230

63 Federal Rd., Barrington, 

6-12 and post-grad.

6-12 and post-grad.

St. Andrew's School is a co-educational day and boarding school in Barrington, Rhode Island, serving students in grades 6-12 and postgraduate. As an open access International Baccalaureate World School, St. Andrew’s offers a globally focused, project-based curriculum, which is complemented and supported by our renowned Learning Support program. St. Andrew’s students receive an individualized and nurturing education within small, supportive classes. Our teachers build on students' unique strengths and passions, shore up individual challenges, and arrive at specific strategies that work for each student. Open Houses are October 14 and January 17.

St. George’s ............... 847-7565

372 Purgatory Rd, Middletown, Grades 9-12.

Affiliated with the Episcopal church.  our co-educational, independent, residential school emphasizes academics in a college prep program.


St. Mary Academy - Bay View ............ 434-0013

Educating girls since 1874, St. Mary Academy - Bay View is an independent, Catholic school serving a diverse population of girls from preschool through grade 12. In the tradition of the Sisters of Mercy, we offer a blended learning curriculum to foster critical thinking in a creative learning environment. We are committed to empowering each student to be a confident, independent, compassionate, and socially conscious young woman who fully lives her faith. Open House October 29.

St. Michael’s Country Day School ............... 849-5970

180 R.I. Ave., Newport, 

Grades Pre-School(3 years old) through grade 8

A non-denominational, co-educational, independent school. The program encourages high academic, artistic, athletic and ethical standards essential for success in a complex and changing world.


St. Philomena School ............... 683-0268

324 Cory’s Lane, Portsmouth


Saint Philomena School of the Sacred Heart is a Catholic, independent, Sacred Heart school community founded and inspired by the Sisters Faithful Companions of Jesus and sponsored and animated by the Religious of the Sacred Heart to educate the heart, mind, body and spirit of all God’s children.  Our school is part of the 25 member schools in the Network of Sacred Heart Schools of the United States and Canada.


The Wolf School ............... 432-9940

215 Ferris Ave., E. Prov., K-8.

The Wolf School is dedicated to providing an educational environment where K- 8 students with complex learning differences become successful, secure learners. Our intensive and integrated model enables children to discover and utilize their strengths and talents by meeting their academic, social and emotional needs. Special Education certified in both RI & MA.


West Bay

& South County


Meadowbrook Waldorf School ............... 491-9570

300 Kingstown Road, Richmond

Early childhood to grade 8.

The Meadowbrook Waldorf School is an independent, private school providing an educational program which integrates the arts, sciences, and humanities for children from Early Childhood through Grade 8.


Our Lady of Mercy School ............... 884-1618

55 Fourth Avenue, East Greenwich

PreK to grade 7.

Our Lady of Mercy School provides a spiritual and nurturing environment, which builds a solid academic foundation and supports the community, all in the Roman Catholic tradition, by following our Lord's example of love and kindness so that MERCY may flourish.


Prout School ............... 789-9262

4640 Tower Hill Rd., Wakefield

We are Southern RI’s only Catholic High School.  The Prout School is a vibrant Catholic community that prepares the whole person for productive membership in the global community by fostering quality in spiritual, academic, artistic, and athletic pursuits.


Quest Montessori ............... 783-3222

1150 Boston Neck Road, Narragansett

RI's only Accredited Montessori school for children 18 months - 8th grade. Thoughtfully preparing students for high school and beyond through interactive educational experiences that ensure students grow to become navigators, critical thinkers, citizens, and communicators.


Rocky Hill School ............... 884-9070

530 Ives Rd., E. Greenwich, N- 12.   

Rocky Hill School is an independent school located in East Greenwich Rhode Island along the beautiful shores of Narragansett Bay.  Our mission – inspiring each other to discover our true selves and use our wisdom for good – drives all that we do. Our innovative, high engagement learning experience, set in our beautiful country setting, creates an environment that encourages students to think expansively, try new things, and achieve wider possibilities.

The Village Lower School ............... 886-4667

836 Middle Road, E. Greenwich


Our focus is on making the educational journey enjoyable and inspiring. We realize that each and every student comes to us with their own unique ways of learning. We provide students with an academic and social experience that stimulates & cultivates their wondrous young minds.


West Bay Christian Academy ............... 884-3600

475 School Street, N. Kingstown

PreSchool through Grade 8 

West Bay Christian Academy is a coeducational, independent Christian school for students in Pre-school through Grade 8. West Bay provides a safe, stimulating environment where children enjoy coming to school.


Locations throughout RI


Bradley School

A private, school-funded, day treatment program for children and adolescents whose psychiatric and behavioral needs cannot be met in a public school setting.   The program is accredited by the RI and MA departments of education. Students between 3 and 21 years of age are referred by their local directors of special education.  Our multidisciplinary teams consist of highly-trained education and mental health professionals who work together to assess, treat and educate our students.  From the moment a student enters Bradley School, every effort is made to prepare the student to return to a less restrictive educational setting as soon as they are able.   There are Bradley School locations in East Providence, Portsmouth, South Kingstown and Westerly, RI.

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