Paul Cuffee School At a Glance

Who We Are: A public charter school with a maritime theme for Providence children

Grades: K-12

Admissions: Students chosen from applicant pool by lottery in March each year

Year Founded: 2001

Interim Head of School: Wendy Randle

Upper School Principal: Becky Coustan

Interim Middle School Principal: Rev. Dr. Rudolph A. Moseley Jr.

Interim Lower School Principal: Derrick Ciesla

Current Enrollment: 774

Student Demographics:

61% Latino
24% African-American
10% Caucasian
4% Asian/Pacific Islander
1% Native American

Dress Code: School uniform

Faculty: 80

Faculty with Advanced Degrees: 53%

Average Class Size: 18

Upper School Sports: Soccer (co-ed), basketball (boys and girls), baseball, softball, outdoor track and field

Middle School Sports: Soccer (co-ed), basketball (boys’ and girls’), baseball (co-ed), outdoor track and field

Activities: After-School Club, sailing, debate, science, chess, newspaper, art club, Shakespeare Club, drama, Student Senate, yearbook, Japanese language and culture, yoga, photography, community service, others


Average class size: 18
Current enrollment: 774
Annual enrollment growth since 2001: 37%
Faculty with advanced degrees: 53%

I love Paul Cuffee School because it helped me when I first came to America. The people were kind and helped me with my education. My friends were awesome. They were funny and were always there. I would like to thank all my teachers and students in my classes. Thanks!   

Rhessa, Grade 5