St. Raphael Academy

Saint Raphael Academy is one of the finest and most challenging Catholic, diocesan, coeducational, college preparatory high schools in the area.
Here, every student feels welcomed.With a 15-to-1 student-to-teacher ratio, a student population of about 500 students, and a 7-building campus, we are a school that is just the right size.
We are large enough to offer our students a comprehensive and competitive college preparatory high school experience, but we`re small enough so that we know all of our students.
At Saint Raphael Academy, we are more than just a school community, we are family.

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St. Raphael Academy places among the top 20% of private schools in Rhode Island for:

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
State or regional independent school association
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Year Founded1924

Student Body

Total Students509 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade St. Raphael Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers33 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio15:1
National avg.: 13:1
Number of AP Courses9 courses

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineDec. 24 / rolling
Admissions DirectorJennifer Luiz
Admissions AssociateVanessa Carroll


Total Sports Offered14 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Football, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Winter TrackBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
FootballIce Hockey,
TennisTrack and Field,
VolleyballWinter Track,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.30 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Archery Club, Chess Club, Environmental Club, Future Business Leaders of America, Lasallian Youth, Math League, Mock Trial, Model Legislature, Moody Math Challenge, Moore's Scholars, Multicultural Club, National Honor Society, Newspaper Club, Pastoral Ministry, Peer Ministry, Rhode Island Honor Society, Student Government, Unified Club, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Art Club, Dance Team, Drama Club, Drumline, Film Club, Gala Chorus, Liturgical Choir, Pep Band, Vocal Ensemble

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Table Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee

School Notes

  • Saint Raphael Academy is a Catholic, coeducational, college preparatory school founded in the tradition of Saint John Baptist de La Salle and rooted in the gospel of Jesus Christ.
  • The Academy welcomes a student body that is academically, economically, and culturally diverse.
  • Through its commitment to Christian values, the Academy strives for excellence in all programs for the spiritual, academic, cultural, and physical development of each student.
  • Saint Raphael Academy seeks to provide a safe environment that places priority on mutual respect as well as self-discipline.
  • The Academy prepares each student for a life dedicated to learning, leadership, and service to the Church and community.

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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (4 reviews)
St Raphael Academy has been a wonderful high school for my daughter. She transferred as a sophomore and had enjoyed 3 wonderful years there. At the open house, we felt a warm and welcoming attitude of everyone we met. At her interview, I was quite impressed with the time taken by all involved to get to know her as well as answer any and all of our questions re: such an important move for her. She has had strong academics with honors and AP course offerings, as well as been involved in their exemplary drama program. The supportive environment at SRA is really amazing—the staff, faculty and administration know who these students all are---not just the top of the class students, or the top athletes, or the "trouble" students, but all of them! The campus style environment is unique and great for the kids too — I wasn't too sure of it at first, but it works well.
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Saint Raphael Academy has given me wonderful opportunities throughout my high school career. I have been able to perform many times with the Dance Team and with the award-winning Drama Program. Coming in as a transfer student my sophomore year was smooth, and I was welcomed. I have not only grown academically, but spiritually as well. I have made many wonderful friends at the Academy, and I am so thankful to all the teachers, administrators, and staff who have given me a great high school experience. I feel better prepared for college, and wherever my future takes me!
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Saint Raphael Academy is a welcoming community full of diverse students and amazing learning opportunities. The teaching at the school is exceptional, and every teacher cares about their students very much. We are pushed to reach our greatest academic potential, and the guidance department helps us to choose potential college choices. Saint Raphael Academy prepares us for our future colleges in every way they possibly can, and the school is filled with faculty that want to see every student succeed. Not only that, but Saints do whatever they can to help families financially so that they can afford the tuition.
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Saint Raphael Academy has a warm, welcoming environment that allows every student to be challenged, to be valued, and to be themselves! As a STEAM certified school, their academics cater to the interests in every student. There is truly a great assembly of teachers ready to help students achieve their goals and prepare them for college.
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