Portsmouth Abbey School

     Tel: (401)683-2000
        
   
Grades: 9 - 12 | 361 students
Portsmouth Abbey School is a coeducational boarding and day school for students in grades 9-12.
The Portsmouth Abbey education is grounded in the Western intellectual tradition, from ancient Greece and Rome and continuing into this century.
This classical curriculum is balanced by a focus on spirituality, athletics, the arts and fun.
The aim of Portsmouth Abbey School is to help young men and women grow in knowledge and grace.
Grounded in the Catholic faith and 1500 year-old Benedictine intellectual tradition, the school fosters: reverence for God and the human person; respect for learning and order; responsibility for the shared experience of community life.
We believe it is vitally important to introduce our students to the classics and the best of the Western intellectual tradition, which includes both the humanities and the sciences.
Portsmouth Abbey School develops the mind, heart, and body through an integrated and ordered progression of learning in a structured environment.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
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 361 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 26%
State avg.: 21%
Students by Grade Portsmouth Abbey School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 44 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1
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 $41,150
Tuition Notes This is the tuition for a boarding student. Our day student tuition is $28,150.
% on Financial Aid 35%
Admissions Director Meghan Fonts
Admissions Associate Steve Pietraszek

Sports

Total Sports Offered 17 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Equestrian, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Sailing, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track and FieldBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryDance,
EquestrianField Hockey,
FootballGolf,
Ice HockeyLacrosse,
SailingSoccer,
SoftballSquash,
SwimmingTennis,
Track and Field

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,

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Aquidneck Island Christian Academy (3.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is St. Philomena School (0.1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is St. Philomena School (0.1 miles away)
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