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Portsmouth Abbey School
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  • Private, Boarding, Catholic
  • PORTSMOUTH, RI

COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

Portsmouth Abbey School remains committed to the implementation of all the necessary protocols and procedures needed to keep our community safe and healthy. As we work together to mitigate risk, we continue to help our students grow in knowledge and grace. Learn More

Report Card

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A+
  2. Diversity
    grade A
  3. Teachers
    grade A
  4. College Prep
    grade A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade A+
  6. Sports
    grade A minus

About

Applying

Application Deadline
January 31
Application Fee
$55
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
TOEFL

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$43,500
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Boarding (Tuition + Boarding)
$69,570
Received Financial Aid
40%
Average Financial Aid
$38,000
From Portsmouth Abbey School

At Portsmouth Abbey School, we believe in something greater: where intellect and the human heart unite; where the pursuit of knowledge is grounded in the Benedictine values of love of God, respect, and hospitality. Our location on 525 acres along Narragansett Bay connects us to the natural world, while the monastery and monks on campus remind us of our 1,500-year-old intellectual tradition and our commitment to live our values. Here, we educate the whole person, helping students develop on social, emotional, ethical, and intellectual levels. Our unique interdisciplinary, classical curriculum guides students to make meaningful connections with each other and the world around them. They are respected and known, able to explore and take risks in a kind and joyful community.

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1330
160 responses
Average ACT
29
40 responses

Portsmouth Abbey School Science Grants

The Portsmouth Abbey Science Grants allow motivated students to conduct independent research while learning the ins and outs of professional grantsmanship and scientific communication. The Science Department funds up to 10 projects per year for a maximum of $500 per project. Students must submit a 2-page research proposal, project timeline, budget, and identification of a suitable faculty mentor.

Culture & Safety

Poll
93%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 14 responses
Poll
71%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 14 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 26 responses
  • Raven Cup
    31%
  • School dances & The TUCK house
    27%
  • Parents Weekend
    15%
  • Coffee House
    8%
  • Portsmouth Institute
    8%
  • SpringFest
    8%
  • Pep rallies
    4%

Boarding

Students Boarding
75%
Boarding Days Per Week
7-day
Top Countries
China, Mexico, South Korea, Canada, Guatemala
International Boarding Students
22%

Students

Diversity
grade A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
350
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 15 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 15 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 15 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
6:1
National
17:1
Poll
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 18 responses
Poll
94%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 18 responses
Poll
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 18 responses

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Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
No data available  
Boys Athletic Participation
No data available  
83%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 12 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 12 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 12 responses

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