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URI Research Sciences Mentoring Program to Include PCUS Students

A five-year, $1.25 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to encourage historically under-represented students to gain research experience in the biomedical sciences at URI includes a fantastic opportunity...

Paul Cuffee Upper School Athletes Recognized by RIIL

The Rhode Island Interscholastic League (RIIL) included two Paul Cuffee Upper School students among their October nominees for their statewide RIIL student-athlete of the month award.

Proud News!

Thanks to a generous grant from the Providence Shelter for Colored Children – and the Paul Cuffee Upper School faculty and friends who arranged and chaperoned this first-ever trip –...

Celebrating 25 Years of Service!

On the afternoon of November 1st, a group of Paul Cuffee friends gathered in the lower school library to honor Barrett Hazeltine. Legendary for his all-weather, two-wheeled mode-of-transportation, and for...

Middle School Assembly and Master Class Features Renowned Illustrator + Author

Growing up in Newark, New Jersey during the Civil Rights Movement taught Vanessa Brantley Newton the power of art, words, and books at a very early age. During her presentation to the Paul Cuffee middle school students...

Students’ Project with Resident Artist Keith Munslow Honors Ida Lewis

Cuffee first graders are writing a song with resident artist Keith Munslow this year. Their subject is a famous lighthouse keeper from Newport, named Ida Lewis. The Lime Rock Lighthouse,...

QuestBridge Finalists Include Two Cuffee Seniors

Paul Cuffee Upper School is proud to announce that Matthew Perea and Diego Leaver have been named the very first QuestBridge finalists in our school’s history. Both Cuffee seniors now have the chance of being awarded a four-year scholarship to attend one of QuestBridge’s prestigious partner universities.

College Campus Visits Ignite Student Interest and Aspirations

For many first generation college students, previewing post-secondary schools can only occur online. Yet visits to vocational schools, colleges, and universities are what make it possible for students to tour...

Jazz and Swing Rocks!

Thanks to the initiative of Lower School Integrated Arts Instructor, Mr. Staton, and the generous support of the Newport Festivals Foundation and other donors, the six member Newport Jazz Assembly introduced Paul Cuffee students...

Hands-on Earth Sciences and Nutrition Lessons Come Naturally at Pat’s Pastured

A School Culture Transformation Grant from the Rhode Island Department of Education has made it possible for Cuffee fourth graders to take part in the harvest at Pat’s Pastured this...

Average class size: 19
Current enrollment: 820
Annual enrollment growth since 2001: 37%
Faculty with advanced degrees: 57%