Community Preparatory School

Tel: (401)521-9696
Grades: 3-8 | 162 students
Located in Providence, Rhode Island, Community Preparatory School was founded in 1983 to provide educational opportunity to low-income students of color.
Today, Community Prep remains committed to its original mission while serving students from a wide range of ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds.
Community Prep offers students in grades three through eight the benefits of an independent school - small classes, challenging academics, and a positive, nurturing environment - combined with the cultural and economic diversity of a public school.
While serving students from across Rhode Island, Community Preparatory School's primary commitment is to minority and low-income students from providence. The school's goal is to help its students succeed in college preparatory high school programs and to become community leaders. Moreover, the school is committed to developing and sharing its vision, programs, and resources with the local neighborhood as well as the broader educational community.
Community Preparatory School challenges students to become confident, independent learners; encourages respect for the cultural and ethnic identities of its multicultural and economically diverse student body; develops a strong sense of public service in students; and engages parents, students, and teachers in goal-setting and planning to ensure academic and social success for each student.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE)
Grades Offered Grades 3-8
Year Founded 1983

Student Body

Total Students 162 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 20%
Students by Grade Community Preparatory School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 13 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 13:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 18 students

Finances and Admission

Admissions Director Azikiwe Husband
Admissions Associate Wendy Benjamin


Total Sports Offered 6 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Golf, Kayaking, Soccer, Track and FieldBaseballBasketball,
SoccerTrack and Field,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 11 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Chess, Chorus, Film, Fitness, MathCounts, Poetry, Puzzles, Salsa, School Senate, Super Sleuths, Young Veterinarian's Chess, Chorus, Film, Fitness, MathCounts, Poetry, Puzzles, Salsa, School Senate, Super Sleuths, Young Veterinarian's,

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Tavares Pediatric & Education Center (0.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Tavares Pediatric & Education Center (0.2 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Bright Horizons (0.2 miles away)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Providence
    Bright Horizons
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: NS-PK | 10 students
    0.2 miles
    225 Blackstone Street
    Providence, RI 02905
  • Providence
    Tavares Pediatric & Education Center
    Special Education School
    Grades: PK-12 | 10 students
    0.2 miles
    101 Plain St
    Providence, RI 02903
  • Providence
    Grades: PK-KG | 43 students
    0.6 miles
    7 Thomas P Whitten Way
    Providence, RI 02903
  • Providence
    The Tides School
    Special Education School
    Grades: 9-12 | 8 students
    0.6 miles
    790 Broad St
    Providence, RI 02907
  • Providence
    Grades: PK-8 | 254 students
    0.7 miles
    155 Gordon Ave
    Providence, RI 02905

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The average private school tuition in Providence County, RI is $5,951 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Providence County, RI is 85% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).