No school today, Monday, February 8, 2016, due to inclement weather.
No habrá clases hoy, lunes, 8 de febrero de 2016, debido al mal tiempo.

Articles & Videos of Interest

Following are resources made available to the Cuffee community, including Title I resources to help parents bolster students’ core academic skills, as well as articles about PCS and other topics of interest.

Title I Resources

Title I newsletters

Title 1 is a program created by the United States Department of Education to ensure that all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education. Title 1 newsletters are designed to give busy family members practical ways to develop children’s skills in reading, writing, language, math, and science. Newsletters are available at the beginning and intermediate level in both Spanish and English.

Check back for 2015-16 links to PDFs that contain fun math and reading activities that you and your child can do at home.



Other Articles & Videos

See it in Action—The Developmental Designs Approach — A promotional video on the Origins of Developmental Designs featuring our middle school students

A Charter Celebration — PCS Board Chair Emeritus David C. Burnham celebrates the history and success of Paul Cuffee School in an op ed piece published in the Providence Journal.

Maritime Lessons for Academic and Life Learning — An article on Paul Cuffee School’s history, mission, and maritime learning theme appears in Friends of Tall Ships Worldwide, Issue 1, 2013. (Download the issue at the site linked in the title; see page 8 for a full-page article with photos.)

Bridging the Digital Divide — Former Head of School Michael Obel-Omia redefines the “digital divide” in a technology discussion with freelance blogger Lori Day, an educational psychologist and contributor to’s Technology Integration Blog.

The Worst Years of our Lives — Paul Cuffee’s Middle School was featured in Slate Magazine. The article highlights our School’s faithful use of the philosophy that emphasizes not only high academic standards, but also, and equally important, intense focus on the social and emotional lives of our students.

Teaching Creativity and Higher Order Thinking to Middle Schoolers — An article by PCS teacher Ariana L. Wohl in The Leader, the journal of the National Social Studies Supervisors Association (NSSA).

Boat Design Day at Paul Cuffee School — Boat Design Judge John Burnham describes this special annual event for

School Plays–Process or Product? — PCS artist-in-residence Bill Harley examines the process of producing a school play.

Under Way at Paul Cuffee School — PCS’s innovative, maritime-themed curriculum is explored in this Restoration Quarterly article (see pp. 14-17).