Teaching and Learning at PCS

Paul Cuffee School provides a cohesive structure for learning, with high-quality instruction, engaged and motivated students, differentiated instruction to meet individual student needs, and an emphasis on social and emotional development as well as academic achievement. We are committed to helping students become independent learners and to developing a collaborative, respectful community in which everyone contributes and achieves at high levels.

Learn more about our teaching philosophy, our libraries, and our academic support structures for students,  as well as about the curriculum for each school:

Lower School
Middle School
Upper School

For a directory of our academic and other staff, click here.


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%