Providence Country Day School

660 Waterman Ave, East Providence, RI 02914

The school was founded by a group of business leaders, educators and parents who were interested in establishing a college preparatory school in a rural setting. Originally a boys’ school, PCD first enrolled girls in the fall of 1991. In 1997, an extensive consolidation and building project culminated in the movement and subsequent renovation of two historic buildings (both erected in 1927) to the east side of campus. Several other plant improvements accompanied this building project. Structured yet individualized in approach, both the middle school and the upper school follow a rigorous college preparatory program. An extensive selection of Advanced Placement and elective courses is available. In addition, PCD's curriculum features a broad selection of visual and performing arts classes, including instrumental ensemble offerings at the nearby Rhode Island Philharmonic School of Music. All students participate in athletics and the arts. Upper school boys and girls accumulate 45 hours of required community service prior to the start of senior year. All 12th graders take part in independent senior projects for four weeks in the spring. Middle school pupils take a variety of off-campus trips, ranging in duration from two to five days, that emphasize experiential learning. While the school designs some experiences each year to complement course material or respond to student interest, PCD schedules others annually to provide benchmarks for learning and development.

General Information

Academic OrientationCollege Preparatory
Grade RangeDay — Coed Grades 6-12
Coed, Boys, or GirlsCoed
Full Address660 Waterman Ave, East Providence, RI 02914
Year Established1923
Legal StatusNonprofit
Religious Affiliation(None)
AdministratorVince Watchorn
Applications DueFebruary
Total Enrollment210
Day Students210
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