School One

School One is a small, progressive, independent high school on the East Side of Providence that serves students with diverse backgrounds, learning styles and educational goals within a vibrant, safe and inclusive community.
Our graduates successfully navigate the academic demands of competitive colleges and choose meaningful and creative careers.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked RI School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 88 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $26,700
  • Average class size: 9 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

School One ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Rhode Island for:

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
ADHD, ASD, Dyslexia/ Language-based or Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded
1973

Student Body

Total Students
88 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
42%
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade
School One Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
15 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
80%
Average Class Size
9 students
List of Courses Offered
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
no dress code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Additional fees for Academic Support and Mental Health services apply
% on Financial Aid
80%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$14,000
Admissions Director
Michaela O'Donnell

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
6 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Chess, Crochet, Dungeons and Dragons, Fibers, Latin Dance, Music

School Notes

  • What Makes us Different Our arts-based curriculum spurs creativity in both novice and serious artistsOur advising system and graduation requirements were developed over four decades and are now standard at top-performing high schools throughout the stateOur tuition isaffordablerelative to area private schools and we offer generous financial aidHow do students benefit from our program Our approach enables students to take an active role in their learning and become responsible for their choicesOur focus onwriting and critical thinking promotes self-advocacy and solid communication skillsOur graduates can relate information across disciplines and work well in groups, essential to their future employment
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does School One cost?
School One's tuition is approximately $26,700 for private students.
What is School One's ranking?
School One ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Rhode Island for: Highest percentage of faculty with advanced degrees.
When is the application deadline for School One?
The application deadline for School One is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
School One is a hidden gem in Providence. The staff is creative, respectful, and kind. The students accept each other for who they are. As soon as I arrived at School One I was welcomed and inspired to learn and lead. It will always be my home...current students and other alumni always feel like family to me.
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5  
Academic programs are challenging - emphasis on writing. Teachers are readily available for additional help. Great fit for any student who learns "outside of the box" as students are graded based on thier own performance v. ability. Very nurtuting yet challenging environment
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked RI School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 88 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $26,700
  • Average class size: 9 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Providence, RI is $17,784 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).

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