Community Preparatory School

Tel: (401)521-9696
  • 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 OfferedGrades 3-8
Year Founded1983

Student Body

Total Students162 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 22%
Students by GradeCommunity Preparatory School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers13 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio12:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size18 students

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Admissions DirectorAzikiwe Husband
Admissions AssociateWendy Benjamin


Total Sports Offered6 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Golf, Kayaking, Soccer, Track and FieldBaseballBasketball,
SoccerTrack and Field,


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