For over 165 years, the Catholic schools in the Diocese of Providence have partnered with parents throughout Rhode Island and the surrounding region to support them in their role as the primary educators of their children. Together, parents and teachers collaborate to educate the whole child – mind, heart, and spirit. The schools follow a standards-based curriculum that addresses the academic, artistic, spiritual, social and physical development of the students. As a ministry of the local church, the schools provide opportunities for the students to encounter the love of God in Jesus Christ and receive formation in the fullness of the Catholic faith.
Each student learns to respect the inestimable dignity of the human person, acquire the habits of intellectual and moral virtue, strive for personal holiness, and work for the advancement of the common good. The highly professional principals, teachers and staff prepare students to hear and respond to their personal vocations and through the cultivation of exemplary and apostolic lives contribute to the kingdom of God.
All 40 of the Catholic schools in the Diocese are accredited by New England Association of Schools & Colleges and educate in accordance with and in satisfaction of compulsory school requirements of the State of Rhode Island. The academic year 2015-2016 opened with 11,770 students. Consistently, 99% of Catholic high school students in the Diocese of Providence graduate, with 97% bound for two and four year colleges and universities, 4% and 93% respectively. Of recent graduates, over 76% have received fully or partially paid college scholarships.
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