St Philomena School

  • Saint Philomena School is one of the finest private, Catholic elementary schools in New England.
  • Each day we welcome 466 boys and girls in Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 8.
  • Our students come from 18 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, F.C.J. 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.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedResource help available
Year Founded1953
Awards Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2009

Student Body

Total Students431 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
6%
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade St Philomena School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers26 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio17:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
50%
Average Class Size25 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(School uniform)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
% on Financial Aid
11%
Average Financial Aid Grant$1,000

Sports

Total Sports Offered4 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Soccer, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
SoccerVolleyball,

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 to 5 P.M. Cost is $4 per hour. We also offer extensive after school acitivities such as tennis clinics, arts and crafts, music, robotics, Mock Trial, Homework Club, Math Club and more!
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Portsmouth
    Grades: PK-8 | 182 students
    3.5 miles
    110 Sandy Point Ave Litle Slocum Farm
    Portsmouth, RI 02871
    (401) 849-4646
    3.5 PK-8
    182
  • East Greenwich
    Grades: NS-12 | 312 students
    9 miles
    530 Ives Road
    East Greenwich, RI 02818
    (401) 884-9070
    9 NS-12
    312
  • Narragansett
    Quest Montessori School
    Quest Montessori School Photo - Quest students work in the school greenhouse and garden beds to further explore science, biology and mathematics. Middle School students are responsible for more intense management of the greenhouse to support the program micro-business and community sales.
    Montessori School
    Grades: NS-8 | 109 students
    11.5 miles
    1150 Boston Neck Road
    Narragansett, RI 02882
    (401) 783-3222
    11.5 NS-8
    109
  • Newport
    Grades: PK-8 | 207 students
    8 miles
    180 Rhode Island Ave
    Newport, RI 02840
    (401) 849-5970
    8 PK-8
    207
  • Providence
    School One
    School One Photo
    Special Program Emphasis
    Grades: 9-12 | 88 students
    17.3 miles
    220 University Avenue
    Providence, RI 02906
    (401) 331-2497
    17.3 9-12
    88

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
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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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Saint Philomena School is great. We are so happy.
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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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