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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…

Student Art to Be Featured During RI Youth Orchestra Concert


Paul Cuffee students have been invited to take part in a unique opportunity to combine visual arts with music. The
project is the brainchild of Alexey Shabalin, conductor and director…

PCS 4th Graders Embody Giving Spirit with Empty Bowls

Empty Bowls-featured

A lump of clay, an apron streaked with glaze, and a visit from the Rhode Island Community Food Bank together signal one thing: The annual PCS Empty Bowls event. Under…

Amazon Purchases Support PCS


Now you can support PCS just by using Amazon! Through the company’s AmazonSmile program, you can donate 0.5% of your Amazon purchases to PCS, at no cost to you. Simply log into your…


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Current enrollment: 774
Annual enrollment growth since 2001: 37%
Faculty with advanced degrees: 67%

I love PCS because: the teachers are awesome! I’ve made lots of best friends here. We get to do lots of fun stuff that most people don't.

Amelia, Grade 5