Planting the Seed: One College Visit at a Time

5th graders at Brown

PCS 5th graders diligently take notes as they tour the college campus
on a beautiful spring day.

Under the direction of fifth grade teacher Darline Berrios and in collaboration with Ruth Laurent, a graduate student at Providence College and former Cuffee teaching partner, 12 fifth grade families toured the campus of Providence College. The tour was administered by two minority Providence College students.

Ms. Berrios, currently completing her doctorate in Educational Leadership at Johnson & Wales remarked, “In my program, my homework is to change the world. I chose to try to change the lives of our students and families through this event. A modest outlay proved to be a worthwhile investment with a potentially long lasting impact on college planning and success.”



Average Class Size: 20
Current Enrollment: 820
Students of Color: 96%
Female Students: 51%
Male Students: 49%
Free/Reduced Price Lunch Eligibility: 82%
Multi-Language Learners: 19%
Students Receiving Special Education Services: 13%
Total Employees: 168
BIPOC: 45%
Female Employees: 75%
Male Employees: 25%