The Gordon School

Tel: (401)434-3833
Grades: PK-8 | 408 students
The Gordon School community challenges students to develop their full potential by inspiring their minds and imaginations, nurturing an interest in lifelong learning and fostering involvement in the world beyond Gordon.
The Gordon School was founded in 1910 by a female pediatrician for her son Gordon.
Today, Gordon continues to be the choice for families who seek a coeducational environment that challenges both the intellects and imaginations of elementary and middle school students.
The nursery through eighth grade structure allows a focus on the crucial early years when the foundations of academic and social learning are laid.
Academics, arts, music and athletics are grounded in real life applications, from the gardens maintained by three year old scientists to the four week service learning projects eighth graders complete as the culmination of their study of citizenship and American history.
Gordon eighth graders benefit from a secondary school placement process that results in graduates entering high schools of their choice as scholars, leaders, and good citizens.
The school's longtime commitment to being a racially diverse institution extends throughout the student body, faculty, Board of Trustees and administration.
Gordon has been recognized as a national leader in multicultural education, sending faculty to present at conferences nationwide and hosting a Middle School Institute that draws teachers from across the United States.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE)
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded 1910

Student Body

Total Students 408 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 20%
Students by Grade The Gordon School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 44 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 9:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Admissions Director Emily Anderson
Admissions Associate Denise Johnson

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Bradley School-east Providence (0.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Bradley School-east Providence (0.7 miles away)
The nearest preschool is St. Mary Academy-bay View (0.8 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Riverside
    Bradley School-east Providence
    Special Education School
    Grades: K-12 | 281 students
    0.7 miles
    1011 Veterans Memorial Pkwy
    Riverside, RI 02915
  • Riverside
    St. Mary Academy-bay View
    All-girls (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-12 | 1106 students
    0.8 miles
    3070 Pawtucket Avenue
    Riverside, RI 02915
  • East Providence
    Grades: NS-6 | 94 students
    1.2 miles
    100 Grove Avenue
    East Providence, RI 02914
  • East Providence
    Grades: 6-12 | 289 students
    1.3 miles
    660 Waterman Ave
    East Providence, RI 02914
  • East Providence
    Sacred Heart School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: K-8 | 153 students
    1.3 miles
    56 Purchase St
    East Providence, RI 02914

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