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  1. Academics
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  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
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  4. College Prep
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  5. Clubs & Activities
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  6. Sports
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Portsmouth Abbey School is a top rated, private, boarding, Catholic school located in Portsmouth, RI. It has 360 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 6 to 1. Tuition is $60,050 for the highest grade offered. After graduation, 100% of students from this school go on to attend a 4-year college.
Address
285 Corys Lane
Portsmouth, RI 02871
Telephone
(401) 643-1248

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$38,280
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)
$60,050
Received Financial Aid
36%
Average Financial Aid

Portsmouth Abbey School Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1310
89 responses
Average ACT
28
30 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
88%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.8 responses
Poll
63%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.8 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 13 responses
Report
  • Raven Cup
    31%
  • School dances & The TUCK house
    31%
  • Coffee House
    15%
  • Parents Weekend
    15%
  • Portsmouth Institute
    8%

Boarding

Students Boarding
70%
Boarding Days Per Week
7-day
Top Countries
China, Guatemala, Korea, Republic of, Mexico, Trinidad and Tobago
International Boarding Students
16%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
360
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.9 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.9 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.9 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
6:1
National
17:1
Poll
92%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.12 responses
Poll
92%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.12 responses
Poll
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.12 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
100%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.6 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.6 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.6 responses
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I studied in Portsmouth Abbey for a couple of weeks. Rhode island is a wonderful state to study. By far, Portsmouth Abbey has the nicest campus I have ever seen in my life! The education is rigorous and supportive, but you have to seek help if you want to. The schooling system is very great but a student must be independent to actually be successful. The staff is excellent, very understanding and fun. Something I would like to see that PAS changes is the food. It is very unhealthy, for a growing student we should have more organic options. other than that, I would likely send my children to this school because it is awesome!
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Portsmouth Abbey is a life changing experience. The small community on campus is one of a kind, and will very quickly turn into your family rather than peers and teachers. Every student is involved in some way, rarely does anyone feel left out. The classes and passionate teachers not only immensely prepare you for college, they shape you as a person. The notorious sophomore humanities program is an essential class in developing every student's higher learning capabilities, and is greater than or equal to in comparison to most college humanities courses. One couldn't ask for a better dorm environment, as you will build great long lasting friendships and the houseparents will actually feel like parents to you. The prefect system in the dorms works very well and students hold great honor in becoming a prefect.
Portsmouth Abbey has been a phenomenal experience for me. It has shaped the person that I am today. The campus culture is extremely supportive and everyone is welcome. Whenever there is a sports game, everyone comes out to support.
At the Abbey, teachers are extremely easy to talk to. So far, my favorite classes have been Humanities and AP US History. Classes revolve around discussions and primary source materials rather than textbooks. My critical thinking skills have developed extremely well.
I have enjoyed my time at Portsmouth Abbey and would recommend it to all.