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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 B+

About

Applying

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

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$39,810
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)
$65,570
Received Financial Aid
40%
Average Financial Aid
$38,000
From Portsmouth Abbey School

Portsmouth Abbey School is a Catholic, co-educational boarding and day school for students in grades 9 through 12. The school is located on a beautiful 525-acre campus along Narragansett Bay, just a few miles from Newport, RI. For over 90 years the Abbey's liberal arts curriculum has been preparing students for lives of significance and purpose. This education is grounded in the Western intellectual tradition and teaches students to solve problems, communicate ideas, work together, and innovate. Abbey students select a challenging course load from 78 options that includes 19 AP courses. This rigorous curriculum is balanced by extraordinary afternoon offerings in athletics, drama, music, dance, community service, and equestrian. This co-curricular program gives students the opportunity to be participants rather than spectators in a variety of team, group, and individual endeavors. Graduates are well prepared to attend some of the best colleges and universities in the country.

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1320
131 responses
Average ACT
29
39 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
92%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 12 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 12 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 22 responses
  • Raven Cup
    32%
  • School dances & The TUCK house
    27%
  • Parents Weekend
    18%
  • Coffee House
    9%
  • Portsmouth Institute
    5%
  • Spirit Week
    5%
  • SpringFest
    5%

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Boarding

Students Boarding
70%
Boarding Days Per Week
7-day
Top Countries
Canada, China, Mexico, South Korea, Trinidad and Tobago
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
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 13 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 13 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 13 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
6:1
National
17:1
Poll
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 16 responses
Poll
94%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 16 responses
Poll
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 16 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  
90%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 10 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 10 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 10 responses

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