Portsmouth Abbey School

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  • Portsmouth Abbey School is a Catholic, co-educational boarding and day school for students in grades 9 through 12.
  • The school is located on a beautiful 525-acre campus along Narragansett Bay, just a few miles from Newport, RI. For 90 years the Abbey`s liberal arts curriculum has been preparing students for lives of significance and purpose.
  • This education is grounded in the Western intellectual tradition and teaches students to solve problems, communicate ideas, work together, and innovate.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
Other school association(s)
Not Available (School did not report any membership associatons).
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Year Founded1926

Student Body

Total Students360 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
18%
State avg.: 22%
Students by GradePortsmouth Abbey School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers50 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
80%
Average Class Size13 students
Number of AP Courses19 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Average SAT score1320
Classroom Dress CodeFormal

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 31
Yearly Tuition Cost$56,490
% on Financial Aid
35%
Average Financial Aid Grant$37,500
Acceptance Rate
31%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorSteve Pietraszek
Admissions AssociateWallace Gundy

Sports

Total Sports Offered18 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Equestrian, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Sailing, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryDance,
EquestrianField Hockey,
FootballGolf,
Ice HockeyLacrosse,
SailingSoccer,
SoftballSquash,
SwimmingTennis,
Track and FieldWrestling,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.33 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Abbey Singers, Amnesty International, campus tour guides, Chess Club, Christian Community Service, Creative Writing Workshop, Cultural Awareness at Portsmouth (CAAP), Debate Club, Future Problem Solvers, Humanities Forum, Jazz Band, literary magazine, Model United Nations, New England Math League, Peer Tutors, Radio Station, Red Key, SADD, Saint Francis de Sales group, Social Committee, Student Athletic Advisory Board, Student Council, student newspaper, student-run snack shop, Students Against Destructive Decisions, Teens Leading Children, The Beacon, The Gregorian, The Raven, TLC, Tuck Shop, WJHD, yearbook

School Notes

  • The aim of Portsmouth Abbey School is to help young men and women grow in knowledge and grace. Grounded in the Catholic faith and 1500-year-old Benedictine intellectual tradition, the School fosters:
  • Reverence-for God and the human person 
  • Respect-for learning and order 
  • Responsibility-for the shared experience of community life
  • Part of our mission is to live in a community that values each of its members our similarities and differences. This enables students to better understand themselves and the world around them. Our students thrive in this environment and can take full advantage of the spiritual, athletic, artistic, and service options that exist on our campus and beyond. This sense of community is strong and vibrant easy to feel although sometimes challenging to put into words.
  • We celebrate our achievements and we offer help to those in need in an effort to make this a more gracious community. We invite you to learn more about Portsmouth Abbey School in the following pages and our website; but most importantly please come and see it for yourself.
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