Community Preparatory School

  • 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.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 3-8
Year Founded1983
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students160 students
Student Body Typen/a
% Students of Color
83%
State avg.: 21%
Students by GradeCommunity Preparatory School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers12 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio13:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size18 students

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Admissions DirectorAzikiwe Husband
Admissions AssociateWendy Benjamin

Sports

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

Extracurriculars

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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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Providence
    Grades: 5-8 | 64 students
    2.8 miles
    525 Branch Ave
    Providence, RI 02904
    (401)467-9777
    2.8 5-8
    64
  • Providence
    Grades: NS-12 | 183 students
    0.9 miles
    1000 Eddy Street
    Providence, RI 02905
    (401)533-9100
    0.9 NS-12
    183
  • Providence
    Blessed Sacrament School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 198 students
    1.9 miles
    240 Regent Avenue
    Providence, RI 02908
    (401)831-3993
    1.9 PK-8
    198
  • Providence
    La Salle Academy
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 6-12 | 1541 students
    2.6 miles
    612 Academy Ave
    Providence, RI 02908
    (401)351-7750
    2.6 6-12
    1541
  • Providence
    Lincoln School
    Lincoln School Photo - Lincoln's campus is located in the heart of the East Side of Providence.
    All-girls (Friends)
    Grades: NS-12 | 362 students
    2.3 miles
    301 Butler Ave
    Providence, RI 02906
    (401)331-9696
    2.3 NS-12
    362

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The average private school tuition in Providence, RI is $13,902 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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