Rocky Hill School
|School Membership(s)||National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE)
|Grades Offered||Grades Nursery/Preschool - 12|
|Total Students||319 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color||11% (RI School Avg.: 29%)|
|Students by Grade|
|Academics and Faculty|
|Total Classroom Teachers||60 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||6:1 (National school avg.: 13:1)|
|% Faculty w/Advanced Degree||54%|
|Average Class Size||12 students|
|Number of AP Courses||12 courses|
|List of Courses Offered||Link to List of Courses|
|AB Calculus||BC Calculus|
|Matriculation Data||Link to Matriculation Data|
|Classroom dress code||Casual|
|Finances and Admission|
|Admission Deadline||None / Rolling|
|Tuition Notes||Preschool(age 3) 2 half days: $4,700 3 half days: $6,700 5 half days: $9,300 Preschool(age 4) 5 half days: $9,300 Kindergarten-Grade 5: $24,900 Grades 6-8: $26,700 Grades 9-12: $28,100 Need-based financial aid is available.|
|% on Financial Aid||24%|
|Average Financial Aid Grant||$14,000|
|Admissions Director||Catherine T. Washburn|
|Admissions Associate||Nicole Gammino|
|Total Sports Offered||9 sports|
The mission of Rocky Hill School is to educate the whole child-mind,body,and spirit. As a school community,we encourage our students to become good citizens and life-long learners, guiding them as they strive for knowledge and self-awareness.
Rocky Hill School is a family-oriented and energized educational community. We are proud of our heritage, traditions, academic programs, and the people who create the pulse of our daily activity: faculty, students and parents. Together, we are dedicated to encouraging our students in their intellectual, physical, creative and community pursuits, which both support and challenge. We are a community that strives to demonstrate mutual respect for one another, as individuals, by incorporating kindness and caring into positive interactions among our classmates, teachers, mentors and colleagues.
Visiting families often ask what makes Rocky Hill School unique. First and foremost, is our size, which affords us the opportunity to interact in small learning groups, provides us with an opportunity to connect with each of our students, and provides children with opportunities for growth they may not get at larger schools. At Rocky Hill, every child may participate in activities they have never tried before, encouraged, and supported, in the pursuit of individual interests. Valuing family is not a cliché here; it is reality.
Rocky Hill School fits the concept of a true country day school and we intentionally want to retain who we are and what we do best, as we move forward in the 21st century. Secondly, we offer a superlative location, with 88 acres along the Potowomut River and Narragansett Bay. Our curriculum is multifaceted, incorporating experiential learning; we are ideally located to take full advantage of the outdoor classroom concept. Our biology and marine science curriculum allow us to use our environment for on-task field work, while the river and bay serve as a water laboratory.
Of prime importance to our uniqueness is the Rocky Hill School model for teaching and learning, which reflects our mission and builds on the two aforementioned qualities: size and location. Our collaborative model offers students and faculty the opportunity to interact with one another in round table, laboratory or mini-seminar style classrooms which encourages active and engaged participation among students and teachers.
The Harkness Table - an oval table with seating for 10-14 students plus a faculty member - serves as an anchor in our classrooms and laboratories, ensuring that students are focused, engaged, and accountable. Furthermore, the technology in our wireless environment provides myriad "anytime, anywhere" learning opportunities.
The Rocky Hill School Model encourages all students to articulate and champion their own ideas, as well as listen and respond respectfully to their peers. Authentic understanding is only accomplished through experience, and experience is only meaningful when students enjoy frequent and diverse opportunities to practice skills, test ideas, and apply knowledge. Our direct, hands-on approach to learning centers upon such experiences.
Profile last updated: 09/20/2011
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