Saint Philomena School is one of the finest private, Catholic elementary schools in New England.
Each day we welcome 400 boys and girls in Preschool through Grade 8.
Our students come from 22 cities and towns in Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts.
While our campus has evolved over the years to meet our students' needs, our student-centered philosophy has never wavered.
We began as a one-building school and today have one of the finest facilities in the area with five buildings, bountiful open space and the shores of Narragansett Bay at our door.
St. Philomena School of the Sacred Heart is dedicated to the spiritual, intellectual, emotional, cultural, aesthetic, social and physical development of its students, so that they may bring to fruition all their God-given talents and thus fulfill God's unique plan for them.
One of the goals of the St. Philomena School Family is to continually develop the student's ability to assume more and more responsibility for decision making.
The child is seen as a learner and investigator, and to function properly as such, requires freedom to search as well as the knowledge and skills to attack this quest effectively.
In this common quest we recognize that each child has individual needs.
We attempt to meet these needs by working with the individual child and with groups.
Children learn from each other, from books and materials, from experiences in the world around them, as well as from their teachers and their parents.
In close partnership with parents, it is our purpose to provide the necessary environment for each child; so that learning, growth and development may take place.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked RI School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Students: 410 students
  • Average class size: 25 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

St. Philomena School of the Sacred Heart ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Rhode Island for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Resource help available
Year Founded
1953
Awards
 Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2009

Student Body

Total Students
410 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
6%
State avg.: 27%
Students by Grade
St. Philomena School of the Sacred Heart Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
26 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
50%
Average Class Size
25 students
List of Courses Offered
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
(School uniform)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
% on Financial Aid
11%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$750

Sports

Total Sports Offered
5 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
12 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Art, Band, Chess, Chinese, Chorus, Handbell Choir, Homework, Karate, Nature, Science, Tennis Clinics, Yoga and many more!

School Notes

  • St. Philomena School offers an Extended Day Program. 7:30 to 8:30 A.M. and 3:30 to 5:30 P.M. Cost is $5 per hour. We also offer extensive after school acitivities such as tennis clinics, arts and crafts, music, robotics, Homework Club, Math Club and more!
Profile last updated: 08/17/2021

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
5  
We love St. Phil`s. Our child is getting an excellent education. We love where the school is going and all the improvements made to security. The teachers and principal are so kind and attentive. We couldn`t be happier.
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5  
Saint Philomena School is great. We are so happy.
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5  
This is a great school, the children and staff are so kind. If you are looking for a catholic school but switching from a public school, this is obviously the place to go. Every grade has great kids, which not many schools have. The teachers are always willing to give extra help to the kids, in the morning and after school. Some schools just focus on sports, but not st. phil's. They turn their attention to the arts. They have the play each year, art shows, and two concerts a year with the band, music ministry, hand bells, and violins. Just an awesome school. Forever, St. Phil's!
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked RI School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Students: 410 students
  • Average class size: 25 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Rhode Island is $13,125 for elementary schools and $26,663 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Rhode Island is 74% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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