Portsmouth Abbey School

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Portsmouth Abbey School is a Catholic, co-educational boarding and day school for students in grades 9 through 12.
The school is located on a beautiful 525-acre campus along Narragansett Bay, just a few miles from Newport, RI. For almost 90 years the Abbey`s liberal arts curriculum has been preparing students for lives of significance and purpose.
This education is grounded in the Western intellectual tradition and teaches students to solve problems, communicate ideas, work together, and innovate.
Abbey students select a challenging course load from 85 options that includes 17 AP courses and 14 honors or post AP classes.
This rigorous curriculum is balanced by extraordinary afternoon offerings in athletics, drama, music, dance, community service, and equestrian. This co-curricular program gives students the opportunity to be participants rather than spectators in a variety of team, group, and individual endeavors.
Once students receive their Abbey diploma they are well prepared to attend some of the best colleges and universities in the country.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
Other school association(s)
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Year Founded 1926

Student Body

Total Students 352 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
15%
State avg.: 20%
Students by Grade Portsmouth Abbey School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 50 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
80%
Average Class Size 13 students
Number of AP Courses 19 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Classroom Dress Code Formal

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 31
Yearly Tuition Cost $54,630
Tuition Notes 35860
% on Financial Aid
36%
Average Financial Aid Grant $38,000
Acceptance Rate
31%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Steve Pietraszek
Admissions Associate Wallace Gundy

Sports

Total Sports Offered 18 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Equestrian, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Sailing, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryDance,
EquestrianField Hockey,
FootballGolf,
Ice HockeyLacrosse,
SailingSoccer,
SoftballSquash,
SwimmingTennis,
Track and FieldWrestling,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 27 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Abbey Singers, Amnesty International, Chess Club, Christian Community Service, Creative Writing Workshop, Cultural Awareness at Portsmouth (CAAP), Debate Club, Future Problem Solvers, Humanities Forum, Jazz Band, Model United Nations, New England Math League, Peer Tutors, Radio Station, WJHD, Red Key, campus tour guides, Red Key, campus tour guides, Red Key, campus tour guides, Saint Francis de Sales group, Social Committee, Student Athletic Advisory Board, Student Council, Students Against Destructive Decisions, SADD, TLC, Teens Leading Children, The Beacon, student newspaper, The Gregorian, yearbook, The Raven, literary magazine, Tuck Shop, student-run snack shop Abbey Singers, Chess Club, Debate Club, Jazz Band, Peer Tutors, Amnesty International,
Christian Community Service,
Creative Writing Workshop,
Cultural Awareness at Portsmouth (CAAP),
Future Problem Solvers,
Humanities Forum,
Model United Nations,
New England Math League,
Radio Station, WJHD,
Red Key, campus tour guides,
Red Key, campus tour guides,
Red Key, campus tour guides,
Saint Francis de Sales group,
Social Committee,
Student Athletic Advisory Board,
Student Council,
Students Against Destructive Decisions, SADD,
TLC, Teens Leading Children,
The Beacon, student newspaper,
The Gregorian, yearbook,
The Raven, literary magazine,
Tuck Shop, student-run snack shop,
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