There are 199 private schools in Rhode Island, serving 27,881 students.
The average private school tuition is $7,199 for elementary schools and $22,560 for high schools (view national tuition averages).
Minority enrollment is 20% and the student:teacher ratio is 11:1.
Middle School students take part in Enviroweek the first week of each school year which includes an Eighth Grade camping trip to Mt. Monadnock. The lessons learned and relationships built during this time lay the foundation for a great year.
The school celebrated our 60th year of education with a mass & birthday party on September 13, 2008. Alumni blew out candles after an encore performance in honor of the school's Mercy tradition.
Prout's up-to-date science and math laboratories are impressive and provide a great environment for learning.
Our athletic facilities at Faxon Farm, located 15 minutes away in Rehoboth, MA, feature the only turf field dedicated to women's sports in southeastern New England.
In addition to our instrumental music program, we have a vocal program with a Young Men's Choir and select Choir. In 2012, the choir travelled on a pilgrimage to Spain and Portugal where they gave multiple performances. In 2014, the group will be travelling to Hawaii. Our Marching Band regularly performs in the St. Patrick's Day parade in New York City.
Rhode Island Private Schools by County
County# Schools# Students% Minority
1010 Schools1,3311,331 Students9% 9% Minority
3939 Schools4,8414,841 Students12% 12% Minority
1414 Schools2,1862,186 Students16% 16% Minority
112112 Schools16,95516,955 Students26% 26% Minority
2424 Schools2,5682,568 Students11% 11% Minority
August 09, 2015
Voucher programs have gained a lot of traction since 1989 when the first voucher program appeared in Milwaukee. We look at how things are playing out in 2015.
July 12, 2015
Many parents tend to dismiss the idea of sending their children to private school without exploring it in depth. We explore this and several more related subjects.
June 28, 2015
When it comes to choosing a private school, there are so many choices to consider that the project can be a huge challenge to most of us. We offer some help and advice to help you get started.