Portsmouth Abbey School

Portsmouth
, RI
Location
Secondary (Grades 9-12)
Age
College Prep
Focus
Co-Ed
Gender
350
Students
70%
Boarding
Formal
Dress Code From most to least formal:
Uniform, Formal, Casual, Informal.
18
Sports
1926
Year Founded

Description

The aim of Portsmouth Abbey School is to help young men and women grow in knowledge and grace. We are a Catholic, co-educational boarding and day school for students in grades 9 through 12. The school is located on a beautiful campus alongside Narragansett Bay, just a few miles from Newport, RI. Our liberal arts curriculum provides a solid foundation, depth of courses to focus on areas of interest, and an emphasis on the ability to write, reason, problem solve, innovate, and communicate clearly. Practically speaking, we offer a range of honors, accelerated, and AP core curricular and elective courses which students may choose. All students are involved in after school activities – choosing from 25 varsity sports, a robust performing arts program, or community service internships.

Unique Characteristics

Portsmouth Abbey is a Catholic school with a mission to help each student grow in knowledge and grace. Our Humanities program is an interdisciplinary Great Books course on the literature, history, theology, and philosophy of western thought, culminating in a trip to Rome.

College Matriculation These are the handful of schools or colleges where students have most frequently matriculated.

  • Boston College
  • Boston University
  • Georgetown University
  • Connecticut College
  • Fordham University
  • Northwestern University

Academics

Trimesters
Schedule
No ESL Programs
No Summer Programs
Saturday Classes

Admissions

No SSAT Required
January Application Deadline
Preferred Application Platform
SSAT SAO
School-Specific

Student Body

350
Students
Co-Ed
Gender
Boarding
0%
International
0%
Students
of Color
0%
International Students From The countries with the largest number of students at the school.

Canada, China, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Germany, Ghana, Guatemala, Hungary, Korea, Mexico, Nigeria, Sweden, Trinidad & Tobago, Venezuela.

Location

Address285 Corys Lane, Portsmouth, RI 02871
Nearby Airports

Boston, MA (Logan International Airport)

Providence, RI (T.F. Green International Airport)

Campus Size525 Acres

Contact Information

Steven Pietraszek
Admissions Director
Dan McDonough
Head of School
401-643-1248
Phone