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St. Philomena School

Private | PK-8 | 488 students

 

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Posted November 3, 2009

The wonderful Family Spirit of ST. Philomena School is so evident in everyday school life as well as on special occasions! It is a place where administration, Sisters FCJ, faculty, staff and students, parents and the wider community all work together to make great things happen!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2009

It's location in a place of great natural beauty. The dedication of parents, faculty, staff, and Administration. I appreciate the sound all round foundation it gives to the students and the social outreach efforts to assist others in need. It has been a Blue Ribbon award winner twice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2009

I am a parent of a St. Phil's alum and also a public school teacher. I am so appreciative of the experience my son had at St. Phil's: challenging academics, a nurturing environment, other families who are devoted to their children and school, and an emphasis on developing strong values. When it was time to move on to high school, my son jumped right into honors level classes at a top Providence private school without any difficulty. He was extremely well prepared, excelled in high school, and went on to an Ivy League school. I believe St. Phil's made this success possible. More importantly, he became a better person because of St. Phil's.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2009

St. Philomena School teaches respect and responsibility: for community and for self. At the same time SPS sets high expectations for academic achievement. This is currently the only Blue Ribbon School in RI.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2009

Saint Philomena's is an extension of our family. We were drawn to the sense of community and the values of that community. The Blue Ribbon Award doesn't hurt either!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2009

St. Phils has a great sense of community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2009

We love the community of teachers and friends!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2009

I love our school because of the high academic standards along with fostering a caring/loving environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2009

St Philomena's is a school that has great values and a sense of community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2009

St. Philomena School combines advanced technology with classic Christian values and caring teachers and staff.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 21, 2009

St. Phils has provided my three children the education,skills and christian values that have prepared them for the demands and challenges of high school and college... well on their way to becoming independent,contributing members of society.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2009

St. Philomena is a wonderful school where they not only teach their students how to read and write, they also teach them how to be caring and respectful indivduals. Thank you for all you do for your students!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2009

St. Philomena has a wonderful family oriented environment... it provides a great atmosphere for learning. Teaches challenge the children and prepare them for higher level learning. There is high level of parent involvement which is a recipe for success.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2009

My granddaughter attends St. Philomena and she is very happy there and is receving an excellent education.


Posted September 19, 2009

It has the best combination of excellent academics and a nuturing environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2009

St. Philomena School is a welcoming and nurturing environment for learning. The children are challenged with up to date teaching materials and strategies. Also, parents and families are very welcome!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2009

It is simply a fabulous place in every way~~students, faculty, administration, facilities, programs. WE are the TOPS!!!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 18, 2009

St. Philomena has so much to offer its students. Each child is encouraged to to challenge themselves on a daily basis, both spiritually and intellectually. The teachers strive to to make learning interesting and fun. Our children leave St. Philomena very well prepared for the next step in their lives.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2009

Exposes students to alot starting early, computers, language, art, gym, and of course reading and writing.
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Posted September 18, 2009

My niece goes to this school and she loves it! She loves her teachers, school bus, classmates and even her violin lessons. She means the world to me, so this makes me very happy!


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 94% 67%
Asian 3% N/A
Two or more races 2% N/A
Hispanic 1% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Black 0% 9%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% N/A
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

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324 Corys Ln
Portsmouth, RI 02871
Phone: (401) 683-0268

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