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Mayor, Providence Schools and Paul Cuffee School Announce Opportunities for Providence Families


At a Press Conference today, March 16th, Mayor Jorge Elorza, Providence Schools Superintendent Dr. Susan F. Lusi and Paul Cuffee Head of School Christopher Haskins announced a new parent engagement…

Lower School Families Explore Neutaconkanut Hill


February’s record snowfall and frigid temperatures did nothing to deter young spirits as Lower School students and their families hiked Neutaconkanut Hill, overlooking the city of Providence. April Alix, natural…

PCS Juniors Study Marine Biology and More at URI

Dara Corin Marks

Recently PCS 11th graders have had a chance to visit the University of Rhode Island (URI) bay campus to explore its many research centers. Students toured the Inner Space Center…

PCS Artist Takes Gold in Statewide Competition


Tenth grader Dion Flores recently became the first PCS student to earn a statewide award at the prestigious Scholastic Art Competition, the nation’s leading high school art contest. State-level winners receive…

Art and Music Converge at RI Youth Orchestra Concert on Jan. 18 — Free for PCS Families!

Students' art featured at concert

Paul Cuffee School students and families are invited to attend an upcoming Rhode Island Youth Philharmonic Orchestra performance of Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition. The concert will be held on Sunday,…

3rd Grade Teachers Earn Spark Grant for Science Learning

3rd grade teaching team-featured

Paul Cuffee School’s grade three teaching team, Jennifer Bifulco, Lauren Galoski, and Sherri Poirier, have been awarded a $3,000 Spark Grant to support science learning. The grant, funded by John…

Cuffee Community Members Will Help Develop 5-Year Plan for RI Education


At least three members of the 26-member panel selected this week to develop a 5-year strategic plan for elementary and secondary education in Rhode Island hail from the Paul Cuffee community:…

PCS First Graders Experience Life in Colonial New England

Plimouth Plantation-featured

First graders recently visited Plimoth Plantation as part of their extensive study of the Wampanoag tribe and the first Thanksgiving. At the Plantation, a “living history” museum focused on the interwoven…

Middle School Students Walk in the Shoes of Trayvon Martin in a Play of Hope and Reflection


On December 16, Paul Cuffee Middle School students performed an original play about slain teenager Trayvon Martin in front of a packed audience at the Providence Career and Technical Academy….

Fifth Graders Warm Hearts at Winter State House Concert

5th grade chorus

On December 5, the PCS Fifth Grade Chorus presented a festive set of holiday songs in a public performance at the Rhode Island State house in Providence. Under the direction…


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

What I like most about Paul Cuffee School is that I get to have English tutoring so that I don’t say anything wrong when I speak.

Emily Quiroa, Grade 4