Oldest Private Schools in Rhode Island

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  • The average private school in Rhode Island was founded around 1959 (2020).
  • The oldest private schools are listed below (where sufficient data available).
  • The oldest private school in Rhode Island is Moses Brown School, founded in 1784.

Oldest Private Schools in Rhode Island (2020)

  • School Founding Date Grades Location
  • Rank: #11.
    Moses Brown School
    Moses Brown School Photo
    (Friends)
    Founding Date: 1784
    Grades: NS-12250 Lloyd Ave
    Providence, RI 02906
    (401)831-7350

  • Rank: #22.
    St Patrick Academy
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1851
    Grades: 9-12244 Smith Street
    Providence, RI 02908
    (401)421-9300

  • Rank: #33.
    St. Mary Academy – Bay View
    St. Mary Academy – Bay View Photo
    All-girls (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1874
    Grades: NS-123070 Pawtucket Avenue
    Riverside, RI 02915
    (401)434-0113

  • Rank: #44.
    Lincoln School
    Lincoln School Photo - Our athletic facilities at Faxon Farm, located 15 minutes away in Rehoboth, MA, feature the only turf field dedicated to women's sports in southeastern New England.
    All-girls (Friends)
    Founding Date: 1884
    Grades: NS-12301 Butler Ave
    Providence, RI 02906
    (401)331-9696

  • Rank: #55.
    St. Andrew's School
    St. Andrew's School Photo
    Founding Date: 1893
    Grades: 6-1263 Federal Rd
    Barrington, RI 02806
    (401)246-1230

  • Rank: #66.
    St. George's School
    St. George's School Photo - An aerial view of campus from the northwest.
    (Episcopal)
    Founding Date: 1896
    Grades: 9-12372 Purgatory Road
    Middletown, RI 02842
    (401)847-7565

  • Rank: #77. Founding Date: 1898
    Grades: PK-5600 Mount Pleasant Ave
    Providence, RI 02908
    (401)456-8801

  • Rank: #88.
    The Gordon School
    Founding Date: 1910
    Grades: PK-845 Maxfield Ave
    East Providence, RI 02914
    (401)434-3833

  • Rank: #99.
    Sacred Heart School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1917
    Grades: K-856 Purchase St
    East Providence, RI 02914
    (401)434-1080

  • Rank: #10-1110.-11. Founding Date: 1923
    Grades: 6-12660 Waterman Ave
    East Providence, RI 02914
    (401)438-5170

  • Rank: #10-1110.-11.
    YWCA Northern Rhode Island
    Daycare / Preschool
    Founding Date: 1923
    Grades: NS-PK514 Blackstone Street
    Woonsocket, RI 02895
    (401)769-7450

  • Rank: #1212.
    Mount Saint Charles Academy
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1924
    Grades: 6-12800 Logee St
    Woonsocket, RI 02895
    (401)769-0310

  • Rank: #1313.
    Blessed Sacrament School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1925
    Grades: PK-8240 Regent Avenue
    Providence, RI 02908
    (401)831-3993

  • Rank: #14-1514.-15.
    Portsmouth Abbey School
    Portsmouth Abbey School Photo
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1926
    Grades: 9-12285 Corys Ln
    Portsmouth, RI 02871
    (401)643-1248

  • Rank: #14-1514.-15.
    St Thomas Regional School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1926
    Grades: PK-815 Edendale Avenue
    North Providence, RI 02911
    (401)351-0403

  • Rank: #1616.
    St Pius V School
    St Pius V School Photo - Saint Pius V School was founded in 1929 in the Dominican Tradition. Four Dominican Sisters of Saint Cecilia still administer and teach in the school. The Dominican friars of the Province of Saint Joseph serve Saint Pius V Parish.
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1929
    Grades: NS-849 Elmhurst Ave
    Providence, RI 02908
    (401)421-9750

  • Rank: #1717.
    Rocky Hill School
    Rocky Hill School Photo - Middle School students take part in Enviroweek the first week of each school year which includes an Eighth Grade camping trip to Mt. Monadnock. The lessons learned and relationships built during this time lay the foundation for a great year.
    Founding Date: 1934
    Grades: NS-12530 Ives Road
    East Greenwich, RI 02818
    (401)884-9070

  • Rank: #18-1918.-19.
    St. Leo The Great Elementary School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1941
    Grades: PK-8723 Central Avenue
    Pawtucket, RI 02861
    (401)725-3620

  • Rank: #18-1918.-19. Founding Date: 1941
    Grades: NS-8180 Rhode Island Ave
    Newport, RI 02840
    (401)849-5970

  • Rank: #2020.
    Meeting Street
    Meeting Street Photo
    Founding Date: 1946
    Grades: NS-121000 Eddy Street
    Providence, RI 02905
    (401)533-9100

  • Rank: #2121.
    Mercymount Country Day School
    Mercymount Country Day School Photo
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1948
    Grades: NS-835 Wrentham Rd
    Cumberland, RI 02864
    (401)333-5919

  • Rank: #2222.
    Red Brick Nursery School
    Daycare / Preschool
    Founding Date: 1950
    Grades: PK-K50 Middle Hwy
    Barrington, RI 02806
    (401)246-2342

  • Rank: #2323.
    Our Lady Of Mt Carmel
    Our Lady Of Mt Carmel Photo
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1952
    Grades: PK-8127 State St
    Bristol, RI 02809
    (401)253-8455

  • Rank: #2424.
    St Philomena School
    St Philomena School Photo - A St. Philomena student is absorbed in his library book.
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1953
    Grades: PK-8324 Corys Ln
    Portsmouth, RI 02871
    (401)683-0268

  • Rank: #2525.
    St. Luke's School
    St. Luke's School Photo
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1958
    Grades: PK-810 Waldron Avenue
    Barrington, RI 02806
    (401)246-0990

  • Rank: #26-2726.-27.
    Bishop Hendricken High School
    Bishop Hendricken High School Photo - For nearly 60 years, Bishop Hendricken has attracted gifted scholars, artists and athletes. We are proud to provide an outstanding college preparatory education, and to produce young men of conscience and compassion. Join us to learn more!
    All-boys (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1959
    Grades: 8-122615 Warwick Avenue
    Warwick, RI 02889
    (401)739-3450

  • Rank: #26-2726.-27.
    St. Peter School
    St. Peter School Photo - Preschool
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1959
    Grades: PK-8120 Mayfair Road
    Warwick, RI 02888
    (401)781-9242

  • Rank: #2828.
    St Philip School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1960
    Grades: PK-8618 Putnam Pike
    Greenville, RI 02828
    (401)949-1130

  • Rank: #29-3029.-30.
    The Prout School
    The Prout School Photo - Prout's up-to-date science and math laboratories are impressive and provide a great environment for learning.
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1966
    Grades: 9-124640 Tower Hill Rd
    Wakefield, RI 02879
    (401)789-9262

  • Rank: #29-3029.-30.
    Smithfield Ave Nursery School & Kindergarten
    Daycare / Preschool
    Founding Date: 1966
    Grades: PK-K514 Smithfield Ave
    Pawtucket, RI 02860
    (401)728-4470

  • Rank: #3131.
    The Pennfield School
    The Pennfield School Photo - The Pennfield School
    Founding Date: 1971
    Grades: NS-8110 Sandy Point Ave Litle Slocum Farm
    Portsmouth, RI 02871
    (401)849-4646

  • Rank: #32-3432.-34.
    Good Shepherd Catholic Regional School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1972
    Grades: 3-81210 Mendon Road
    Woonsocket, RI 02895
    (401)767-5906

  • Rank: #32-3432.-34.
    Greater Woonsocket Catholic Regional School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1972
    Grades: PK-864 Hamlet Avenue
    Woonsocket, RI 02895
    (401)762-1095

  • Rank: #32-3432.-34.
    Msgr Gadoury Primary School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1972
    Grades: PK-21371 Park Ave
    Woonsocket, RI 02895
    (401)767-5902

  • Rank: #35-3635.-36.
    Ocean State Montessori School
    Ocean State Montessori School Photo
    Montessori School
    Founding Date: 1973
    Grades: PK-6100 Grove Avenue
    East Providence, RI 02914
    (401)434-6913

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