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

PCS BY THE NUMBERS

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