PCS Class of 2017 Celebrates an Academic Milestone

The Columbus Theater in Providence buzzed with excitement on June 13 as Paul Cuffee School’s fourth graduating class held its commencement ceremony. Graduating senior Raycily Castillo gave the student address, after which keynote speakers Michelle Rosa Martins and Kevin Martins provided some words of wisdom for the graduates to take with them into their postsecondary lives.

Also speaking were Head of School Christopher Haskins, Upper School Principal Genevieve Schultz, and Alex Molina, Vice President of the PCS Board of Trustees. Students and families also enjoyed a performance by the Upper School chorus, under the direction of music teacher Sybille Pierre.

Having successfully navigated Cuffee’s rigorous curriculum, the Class of 2017 can look forward to exciting post-graduation opportunities. More than 40 colleges and universities, some local and others across the country, have accepted students from this year’s graduating class.

Congratulations to all of our new graduates!

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Colleges and universities where Paul Cuffee School’s 2017 graduates have been accepted:

The University of Akron, Anna Maria College, University of Bridgeport, Clark University, Columbia College Chicago, Community College of Rhode Island, Curry College, Dean College, Framingham State University, Franklin Pierce University, Hofstra University, Iona College, Johnson & Wales University (Denver, North Miami, and Providence), Keiser University, Lasell College, Lyndon State College, Lynn University, University of Maine at Presque Isle, University of Maine, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Nazareth College, New England College, New York Institute of Technology, Newbury College, Nichols College, Northeastern University, Pace University (New York), Plymouth State University, Providence College, Quinnipiac University, Rhode Island College, University of Rhode Island, Roger Williams University, Salve Regina University, University of Southern Maine, Stonehill College, The New School, Western New England University, Wheaton College (Massachusetts), Wheelock College, Xavier University of Louisiana


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%