Monsignor Matthew Clarke Catholic Regional School

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Monsignor Matthew Clarke Catholic Regional School Photo #1 - Located in Wakefield, Rhode Island, Monsignor Matthew F. Clarke School is a Catholic co-educational school with students enrolled from 18 months through grade 8. As a Diocesan regional school, MCS welcomes students from parishes throughout Southern Rhode Island, and offers bus transportation throughout the region for students in grades K-8. Students of all faiths are welcome to apply.
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Monsignor Matthew Clarke Catholic Regional School Photo #1 - Located in Wakefield, Rhode Island, Monsignor Matthew F. Clarke School is a Catholic co-educational school with students enrolled from 18 months through grade 8. As a Diocesan regional school, MCS welcomes students from parishes throughout Southern Rhode Island, and offers bus transportation throughout the region for students in grades K-8. Students of all faiths are welcome to apply.
Monsignor Matthew Clarke Catholic Regional School Photo #2 - The learning never stopped here.
Monsignor Matthew Clarke Catholic Regional School Photo #3 - We work in partnership with parents and guardians to help our students grow and learn. Our core values of respect, leadership, kindness, faith and service are practiced throughout the day.
Monsignor Matthew Clarke Catholic Regional School Photo #4 - Our student athletes compete in a wide variety of sports in both the Catholic Athletic League as well as Rhode Island Interscholastic Sports. We also offer many after school clubs.
Monsignor Matthew Clarke Catholic Regional School Photo #5 - Our middle school experience has prepared our graduates for their entry into high school. Many are placed in honors programs and go onto their high school of choice. Our alumni are often accepted to their first choice college and often double major or pursue graduate degrees.
Monsignor Matthew Clarke Catholic Regional School Photo #6 - In addition to specials like library, music, art, PE, Spanish and computer technology, students in elementary school visit our science lab weekly to conduct hands on experiments that support the learning that takes place in the classroom.
Monsignor Matthew Clarke Catholic Regional School Photo #7 - While our days are structured and students know when it's time to learn, we also have lots of fun. Fieldtrips take learning beyond the classroom, spirit week, field day and our 8th grade trip to Washington D.C. are a large component of the MCS experience.
Monsignor Matthew Clarke Catholic Regional School Photo #8 - Friendships are easily formed in this growing school! Every year we welcome new students in every grade. We also have a strong onboarding process to help new students and families feel welcome. Outdoor play isn't just for elementary, middle school students still get to enjoy recess daily here.
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Located in Wakefield, Rhode Island, Monsignor Matthew F. Clarke School is a Catholic school with students enrolled from 18 months through grade 8. As a Diocesan regional school, MCS welcomes students of all faiths. Bus transportation is available throughout the southern region for students in grades K-8. Students of all faiths are welcome to apply.The Catholic tradition is alive and well at Monsignor Clarke School. We strive to provide an atmosphere that supports the whole child, and focuses on building confidence, capability, a healthy sense of self, and an awareness of and concern for others. Within the context of our faith, we teach our students how to learn, and more importantly, how to question and understand the world around them. Our educational programs place emphasis on the spiritual, intellectual, physical and aesthetic development of each student.
We invite you to browse our website and to stop into school, where you see what makes us the right choice for you!

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked RI School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 372 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $8,000
  • Acceptance rate: 92%
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Monsignor Matthew Clarke Catholic Regional School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Rhode Island for:

Category
Attribute

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Year Founded
1966

Student Body

Total Students
372 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
6%
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade
Monsignor Matthew Clarke Catholic Regional School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
18 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
21:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
5%
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
Uniform

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
K-5 tuition reflected
Acceptance Rate
92%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Sara Marshall

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
8 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Book Club (3-5), Chess Club, LEGO Robotics Club, Student Council, Yearbook Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Instrumental Lessons

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Elementary basketball, Elementary Soccer

School Notes

  • Families of all faiths are welcome
  • Little Angels Program for 18 mos - 3yrs (year round)
  • Extended Day and Summer Camp Programs for Pre-k and up
  • Bus Transportation available from most towns
  • Same Start and End Time for all Grades
  • Personalized Learning
  • Partnership with Parents and Guardians
  • Core Values (Respect, Kindess, Leadership, Service & Faith)
  • Wide Variety of After School Programs for all ages
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Monsignor Matthew Clarke Catholic Regional School cost?
Monsignor Matthew Clarke Catholic Regional School's tuition is approximately $8,000 for private students.
What is the acceptance rate of Monsignor Matthew Clarke Catholic Regional School?
The acceptance rate of Monsignor Matthew Clarke Catholic Regional School is 92%, which is higher than the national average of 78%.
What sports does Monsignor Matthew Clarke Catholic Regional School offer?
Monsignor Matthew Clarke Catholic Regional School offers 8 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Martial Arts, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball and Wrestling.
What is Monsignor Matthew Clarke Catholic Regional School's ranking?
Monsignor Matthew Clarke Catholic Regional School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Rhode Island for: Largest student body.
When is the application deadline for Monsignor Matthew Clarke Catholic Regional School?
The application deadline for Monsignor Matthew Clarke Catholic Regional School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (10 reviews)
5  
Great atmosphere for all ages! Love the morals and values put in place. I Love this school! I would recommend this school.
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5  
This is our first year at MCS (kindergarten) and we hope it is the first of many. We`ve loved it there this year. The teachers and administrators are all so wonderful and it`s been so easy to get to know all the other parents and kids in my child`s class. Everyone has been so welcoming and wonderful. It truly doesn`t just feel like a school, but a community.
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5  
Our son transferred to Monsignor Clarke School as an 8th grader. From the very first day, he was coming home from school happy. His work ethic has improved. My wife and I have been especially impressed with the respectful and inclusive tone of communications from the staff to the parents and the students. This year has brought significant challenges and they have been navigated thoughtfully and soundly, in my opinion.
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5  
The caring and active school community serves as a loving extension of the family to raise students to be "the best versions of themselves". Through the MCS Core Values students (and all members of the community) are led to be "faithful leaders who serve with kindness and respect". Recently, teachers, students, and families "weathered the storm together" throughout the spring of 2020 to continue learning, praying, and growing in faith and knowledge despite the challenges of remote learning. I am thankful and proud that we are part of such a wonderful community where my daughter is truly cared for and continues to learn and thrive.
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5  
This unprecedented time of challenge reveals a community's true strengths and weaknesses. From the moment COVID-19 hit Rhode Island, the MCS leadership mobilized to create a remote learning plan that would enable students to realize some sense of normality. To that end, while other schools enjoyed an unexpected week of early spring break, MCS is in its second week of remote learning. The bumps last week were minor and with candid and frequent communication between all levels of the school community, this week's lesson plans and schedules were thoughtfully adapted. It is obvious how much time, energy, dedication and love this team of teachers and our beloved principal, Dr. Lisi, have expended. Their education plans are creative, thoughtful, challenging and adaptable. Students are held accountable for their work and attendance but the leadership is accessible, which is crucial in a time of "social distancing." As a working mother, I would be sunk if the kids didn't have a structure to follow, academic challenges to face and work they can navigate without constant supervision. I am so grateful for this school, its teachers, leaders, parents and students. Heartfelt thanks.
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5  
My son transferred to MSC in the middle of the school year. He was greeted with open arms and warm smiles from staff and fellow students. After a few days, I have seen so much growth and change in my son and in our household. He is eager to start his homework when he gets home from school. He is focused, calm, and productive. Every night, he communicates with me every night what he has learned that day in school. He is excited to return to school the next day. I feel truly blessed to be apart of the MCS community. Please consider Monsignor Clarke for your child's education, you will be glad that you did.
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5  
This year we were new to the school and what a refreshing change. We were supported by parent and student ambassadors during the transition. Everyone in the school community has been overwhelmingly kind and helpful. The teachers seem very dedicated to the students and communication is fantastic. Students listen to their teachers and are able to learn without the disruptions that come with negative behavior. My son had said this is such a refreshing change. He is excited to go to school and comes out with a smile each day. I have seen him grow academically this year and he continues to see respect for self and others fostered in school every day! Thank you MCS for being such a positive place for my child to grow and learn.
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5  
The teachers are amazing and the students really care about each other. The teachers spend the time to get to know each and every student and teach them real values that make them strong individuals. The academics are on par with the best schools and the community of friends are great.
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5  
My son LOVED his experience at MCS. When he joined the MCS family, he came in half way through the year. They were warm, welcoming and friendly. Everyone greeted him and he became fast friends with his classmates. We've noticed a difference in his compassion. We've enjoyed seeing him grow and mature with his time at MCS.
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5  
Msgr. Clarke was a fantastic experience where my son truly felt like he could be his best self. The academics are rigorous and he was fully prepared for high school. In fact, he received an academic scholarship and continues to perform in a high school honors program. The core values and emphasis on "service to others" is something that is lacking in public schools. We did experience public school for two years and my son made the choice to come back to MCS! This school administration partners with parents to help you navigate the elementary and middle school years. It's a warm, welcoming, family centered community and I highly recommend it.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked RI School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 372 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $8,000
  • Acceptance rate: 92%
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Rhode Island is $14,026 for elementary schools and $29,277 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Rhode Island is 78% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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