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324 Cory's Lane, Portsmouth, Rhode Island 02871 | 401.683.0268


St. Philomena School is a nationally recognized school of excellence with an over 60 year tradition of preparing young learners and leaders to have the courage and confidence to be compassionate, engaged and faith-filled people.  Outstanding teachers guide students at developmentally appropriate age levels to question, learn, play and discover.  Students are challenged to strive to be their best while developing confidence as learners in an academic program that is rewarding and rigorous. 

Saint Philomena School organizes the educational program to be consistent with its philosophy, recognizing that all students are unique individuals with God-given talents and abilities.  Our curriculum integrates the best national standards for successful student engagement and meaningful learning. At graduation, our students are prepared to excel in high school and beyond as confident lifelong learners and citizens.

Education is a journey and we value the great gift of a child learning and growing from early years to young teens in our school family.  Our unified educational program experienced over the course of childhood provides each young person with the safe, nurturing stability of a loving community to grow and learn.

The Primary Program promotes learning in a developmentally appropriate manner. In Preschool through Grade 2, children are seen as learners, thinkers and investigators. They are encouraged to interact with the world through a variety of activities. Children play and learn, discover and create while developing social and emotional foundational skills.

The Grades 3-5 program is designed to encourage students to actualize their potential as independent, self-motivated and well-rounded students. Creative projects allow students to express themselves through a variety of media. Hands on engagement supports meaningful and deep learning.  Student personalities and interests are supported as children discover passions and interests.  Emotional empathy, civic awareness and a focus on others helps to create a child's moral compass for navigating the challenges and opportunities of world.

The Middle School years are a particularly important time for developing personal responsibility, awareness of personal gifts and talents and fostering the habits for successful learning in high school and beyond. Students are challenged to think critically, write and reason analytically and speak with confidence. Students gradually accept more responsibility for decision-making and learn the value of choosing with clarity and wisdom.  Social and emotional growth is supported during these critical years of developing into a young adult.  Our unique setting provides a safe and supportive community for middle school learners to be challenged to lead and learn.

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