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National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) Challenges PCS 10th Graders to Write a Novel in 30 Days

nano16_ft Paul Cuffee Upper School students are participating in NaNoWriMo during the month of November, dedicating much of their time and energy in an attempt to write a novel in just 30 days.

Paul Cuffee 4th Graders Share their Ceramic Talent and Willingness to Help Others with November’s Empty Bowls Event

emptybowls16_ft Under the direction of visual arts instructor Michelle Carden and 4th grade teacher Kelly Barr the 4th grade orchestrated their annual “Empty Bowls” event.

STEM in the Middle Opens Young Girls’ Eyes to Opportunities

stem_ms16_ft Accompanied by Middle School science teachers, Ms. Alvarez and Ms. Attias, 30 middle school girls were selected to attend Tech Collective’s 6th annual STEM workshop and career expo which aims to increase STEM awareness and participation at a critical time in young women’s education.

4th Grade Funnel Tunnel Wins After School Club’s Roller Coaster Design Contest

rollercoaster_ft After School Club’s future engineers were challenged with designing a roller coaster for the ASC Theme Park!  Students in grades two through middle school took part in the contest. The...

PCS Middle School Students Add to their College-Bound Tool Kit by Joining the Cru Club

ms_crusade Getting into college is hard enough, but 14 of our Middle School students are getting an early start by joining the Cru Club, an after school activity sponsored by the College Crusade of Rhode Island.

PCUS Students Bring the SSV Oliver Hazard Perry into Providence Harbor for her Maiden Voyage to the City

ohp_ft Eight years and $16M later the tall ship SSV Oliver Hazard Perry now graces the waters along the East Coast, from the Canadian Maritimes to the Caribbean.

4th Grade Teacher, Ms. Emily Caldarelli Receives Nationwide Recognition

milkenaward_ft Pom poms shook and shouts of applause resounded through the gym at the Lower School yesterday as in a surprise award ceremony, 4th grade teacher, Ms. Emily Caldarelli received the prestigious Milken Educator Award for 2016.

Paul Cuffee Students Win First Prize at Street Painting Festival

streetpainting2_ft Stepping over and around kneeling artists, water bottles, and racks of chalk was worth it to view the striking designs painted by Paul Cuffee students during September's Street Painting Festival.

The New School Year

bts_ft Newly-waxed floors gleam, classrooms sport fresh paint, supplies have been ordered and stocked. All sure signs of back-to-school readiness. As school opened, 774 Paul Cuffee students poured through the doors of the three Cuffee campuses, eager to begin a new school year.

A Note from the Head of School

chris_h Are you ready for the most productive and satisfying school year yet? So are we! By all accounts we are off to an excellent start. We have seen a positive and smooth school opening over the past few weeks due to the planning and provisioning of our faculty, staff, and administrative team.

Average class size: 18
Current enrollment: 774
Annual enrollment growth since 2001: 37%
Faculty with advanced degrees: 67%

What makes this school special is that it reaches beyond books and academics. The emphasis on community and teamwork is amazing.

 Kelly Barr, PCS Staff