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 four 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.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: 4-8
  • Students: 127 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $16,800
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 1 / rolling

Top Rankings

Community Preparatory School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Rhode Island for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 4-8
Year Founded
1983

Student Body

Total Students
127 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
86%
State avg.: 27%
Students by Grade
Community Preparatory School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
15 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
18 students
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
(Khaki pants and red polo shirt)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Feb. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Community Preparatory School is committed to making our education accessible to families from all socioeconomic backgrounds, especially to low-income families. As part of this mission, we strive to provide sufficient financial aid so money never becomes an obstacle that prevents a student from attending our school. While we are committed to helping families afford Community Prep, we do expect each family to make a reasonable contribution to their child's education.
% on Financial Aid
87%
Admissions Director
Azikiwe Husband

Sports

Total Sports Offered
6 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
14 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Chess, Chorus, Cooking Club, Debate Club, Drama Club, Drawing Club, Geography Bee Club, Kindness Club, Latin Dance Club, Leadership Club, Newspaper Club, Photography Club, Young Veterinarians Club

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Intramural Soccer

School Notes

  • 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 four 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.
Profile last updated: 10/27/2020

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: 4-8
  • Students: 127 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $16,800
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 1 / rolling

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The average private school tuition in Providence, RI is $13,324 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Providence, RI is 59% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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