Providence Country Day School

  • The mission of the Providence Country Day School is to inspire lives of engaged citizenship in a diverse community of students in grades 6-12.
  • By meeting high standards for academic achievement, ethical behavior and community participation, PCD students grow with confidence and prepare for a lifetime of learning and leadership.
  • Individual commitment and active participation are the personal contributions that open doors to confidence and competence.
  • Growth is the triumphant result of surpassing one`s own expectations.
  • Diversity is the wealth of our community.  When we embrace the many perspectives among us, we are enriched with an increased cultural awareness and sense of belonging.
  • Our educational program balances rigorous academics, visual and performing arts, and competitive athletics.
  • Our mission and values are upheld by a faculty distinguished by academic excellence and deep personal commitment.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 6-12
Year Founded1923

Student Body

Total Students227 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 21%
Students by Grade Providence Country Day School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers40 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size12 students
Number of AP Courses10 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAP Art History, AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP English, AP European History, AP Government, AP Latin, AP Spanish, AP US History, PSSC Physics
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineFeb. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$33,000
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$16,000
Admissions DirectorMelanie Parsons
Admissions AssociatePeter Walsworth


Total Sports Offered15 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Fencing, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Sailing, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Weightlifting, Winter TrackBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryFencing,
Ice HockeyLacrosse,
TennisTrack and Field,
Winter Track


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.13 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Admissions Ambassadors, Chess Team, Community Standards Committee, Environmental Club, Mock Trial, Model UN, Music Appreciation Club, Ping Pong Club, Roundtable Newspaper, Spike Ball Club, Stock Market Club, Student Council, Yearbook

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  • Providence
    Grades: NS-12 | 753 students
    2.5 miles
    250 Lloyd Ave
    Providence, RI 02906
    2.5 NS-12
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    5 miles
    63 Federal Rd
    Barrington, RI 02806
    5 6-12
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    Grades: 9-12 | 509 students
    4.4 miles
    123 Walcott St
    Pawtucket, RI 02860
    4.4 9-12
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    La Salle Academy
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    Grades: 6-12 | 1541 students
    5 miles
    612 Academy Ave
    Providence, RI 02908
    5 6-12
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    All-girls (Friends)
    Grades: NS-12 | 362 students
    1.8 miles
    301 Butler Ave
    Providence, RI 02906
    1.8 NS-12

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
My son is in middle school and he has thrived in this school. The teachers look at your child`s individual needs and strengths. My son has become more confident. The teachers, administration and coaches are amazing.
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As a mother, I have a tendency to second guess every decision that I make for my children. However, when it comes to the decision to send my oldest child to PCD, I will never second guess that. PCD has been the best place for him. He has gotten everything that I had hoped he would from this environment and has flourished. My second son loved it so much, that he also wanted to attend. The school has been amazing for him for different reasons. PCD offers everything that I wanted for both boys. My oldest has become more organized, and has taken his studies to the next level. My second son is gaining the confidence that I had hoped that he would gain. The teachers, faculty and coaches are amazing. I couldn't have asked for a better school for my children.
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The average private school tuition in Rhode Island is $10,652 for elementary schools and $25,791 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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