"School One is best known for our small classes and our arts-based curriculum."
Students enrolled 85
Hours 8:50 AM - 3:00 PM
School leader Jennifer Borman, Head of School
Transportation options Yes
After school Yes

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220 University Ave
Providence, RI 02906

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(401) 331-2497
(401) 421-8869
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5 stars
Based on 13 ratings

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October 20, 2013
School One is a great school. Due to the smaller size the staff is able to really get to know the students and help them develop to there fullest potential. The course offerings are challenging and interesting. What really makes School One successful is the mutuel respect between the staff and students. The staff and curriculum not only prepare them to be successful in college but in life. As a parent I am really happy with the education my son is receiving and the opportunities that he has because of School One. Transferring my son to School One in ninth grade was a life changing experience . All students should have the opportunity to attend a high school of this caliber.

- submitted by a parent
October 19, 2013
School One has been our daughter's salvation. The teachers encourage students to excel, but are accepting of individual differences. They encourage students to become critical thinkers. Since starting at School One, my daughter enjoys going to school and has not asked me to home school her, something she did daily in the public school she came from. At School One, my daughter is learning how to take responsibility for her own actions and has become a far more confident student. After being bullied at her old school, she is learning how to trust and to enjoy social interactions with her peers. She is accepted for who she is - someone who is smart, creative, kind, and who has a strong social conscience.

- submitted by a parent
October 18, 2013
School One is a 5 Star school! It's a very academic non rigid high school for students to explore their individual interests and strengths in a non- judgemental warm environment for all types of students.

- submitted by a parent
October 18, 2013
My son is thriving at School One. Very tolerant of differences, very small classes (4-10 students), engaged faculty who really know him and care about him. The difficulty of the courses varies tremendously, but kids looking for challenge or experience can find it.

- submitted by a parent
October 18, 2013
The one thing missing from a lot of schools today is the mentoring relationship fostered through the commitment to the student AS THEY ARE. You can only build with what you have and growth can only occur when we start with what we have. School One staff know what their students have. They know where to start, how to continue, and how to get to the end game with power, compassion, and respect. The courses are amazing, they cover subjects one normally can't get to until college. Students are invited to be fully self-expressed; they are physically free in ways not present in public schools. Domination is not a tool at School One, rather collaboration. I love School One.

- submitted by a parent
October 18, 2013
School One has been a tremendous experience for our family. The teachers are terrific, always going the extra mile to help students. They keep parents informed on a personal basis when there are issues. Advising has also been excellent. I recommend School One without reservation.

- submitted by a parent
May 10, 2013
While I believe School One helped me greatly through my high school career, I could not help but notice the change over the years that I have been present for . Focus now seems to be on bringing in more of a diverse crowd as well as students of all mental capacities. While this is a good goal, I feel as if it becomes more of a distraction in the classroom. I'm saddened to see such a great educational experience get ruined because of these distractions .

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February 25, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
November 09, 2009
Great school. Saved my intellectual life. Gave me the voice I have today. As a student there, I was entrusted with the freedom I craved to make important decisions about my education. Cary is so helpful, Aurel is so inspiring, and Cynthia gave me the support I needed to follow my dreams at art school at the Rhode Island School of Design.

- submitted by a student
December 05, 2008
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- submitted by a community member
no rating May 10, 2008
School One is a tremendously tolerant and compassionate place that also has a great deal of respect of scholarship and academic inquiry. It has made a great difference, for the better, in our daughter's life. Teachers are fantastic--knowledgeable, understanding, devoted to the students. It would be nice if there was more of an athletics program, though.

- submitted by a parent
May 22, 2007
Unique, individualized curriculum in a supportive, dynamic and creative enviroment. Not for the faint of heart. Expect to be treated like you are in college. You must be responsible and mature.

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November 01, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
July 19, 2005
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School One is a small, progressive, independent high school on the East Side of Providence that serves students with diverse backgrounds, learning styles and educational goals within a vibrant, safe and inclusive community. Our graduates successfully navigate the academic demands of competitive colleges and choose meaningful and creative careers.

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School One
220 University Ave, Providence, RI  02906
(401) 331-2497
Last modified School One is a Private school that serves grades 8-12
School One Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 14 reviews. Top