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PCS Fifth Graders Float their Boats in 13th Annual Boat Design Fair

boat_ft Ask any PCS upperclassman or graduate what their most memorable maritime experience was at Paul Cuffee and most will agree: building their boat in 5th grade.

PCUS First RI School to be Selected by Microsoft TEALS Program

tech2_web By the time Governor Raimondo announced the statewide computer science initiative for K-12 schools, PCUS’s principal, Celeste Terry-Lo, had already started to get the ball rolling by applying to become a TEALS partner school.

Paul Cuffee Students Find Fantastic Fun at Coding Event

girltastic_ft Over 20 young women from Paul Cuffee School participated in the YWCA Fantastic Girltastic Code Company Challenge on Saturday, April 2 at Bryant University. The event showcased the YWCA’s program designed to introduce girls to computer science, coding, and technical skills.

Paul Cuffee Middle School Students Compete in State-wide MATHCOUNTS Competition

mathcounts_ft With coaching and support from Ben Hall, the middle school math specialist, nine Paul Cuffee Middle School students participated in the annual RI MATHCOUNTS competition at the Community College of Rhode Island in Warwick on Saturday, March 5.

Lower School’s Dr. McWilliams Wins Digital Leader of Early Learning Award from NAESP

carrie Dr. Carrie McWilliams has been selected to receive an award as Digital Leader of Early Learning from the National Association of Elementary School Principals.

Paul Cuffee STEMinists Share in Verizon Grant to URI’s College of Engineering

grant_ft Twenty-five upper school young women, known as STEMinists will benefit from a recent grant from Verizon to the University of Rhode Island’s College of Engineering.

Is There a Doctor in the House?

berrios_ft There sure is. PCS 5th grade teacher, Darline Berrios defended her doctoral dissertation on Educational Leadership at Johnson & Wales University on March 23, 2016, thus successfully fulfilling all of her requirements for her Ed.D.

PCS 4th graders Get Into the Act

play Fourth graders take on the roles of the Cuffee family, Westport Townsfolk, and Captain Cuffee’s crew in the Paul Cuffee play, We'll Build a School, written by Grammy Award winning musician, Bill Harley, and directed by Integrated Arts Teacher, Frances Candelario.

Providence Parent Academy Engages Parents in their Own and their Children’s Education

pvdacademy_ft For a second year, the Providence Parent Academy (PPA), a community-driven initiative, will offer courses designed to empower parents to improve conditions for their children. Guided by proven positive correlation...

Mayor Jorge Elorza Inspires Paul Cuffee Middle Schoolers with Uplifting Words

elorzaft Left: Middle School principal, Mr. Charlesworth (left) and 8th grade advisor, Ms. Alvarez (right), along with Aaron Alves-Southern, Dany Andrade and José Pagan greet Mayor Elorza at a recent Wednesday...
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PCS BY THE NUMBERS

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