School Details

Community Preparatory School

126 Somerset St, Providence, RI 02907
(401) 521-9696

(out of 10)

Private Grades 3-8 151 students 13 students/teacher (RI avg is 13)

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About this school

Community Preparatory School is a private middle school in Providence. 151 children attend Community Preparatory School and identify mostly as Asian, Native American or Native Alaskan, and Hispanic. The student to teacher ratio at Community Preparatory School is 13:1. Trinity Academy for the Performing Arts is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Japanese
  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Field hockey
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 6% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 4% %
Hispanic 29% %
Black, non-Hispanic 27% %
White, non-Hispanic 18% %
Multiracial 16% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 10% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    I loved my time at Community Prep. I am a former student and most of the things that make up who I am today are from my time there. When I was attending the school I always felt welcome and I was always encouraged to go further and achieve more. The different projects we did as well as the numerous events that the students actively participated in were fun and very engaging. Even as an adult I still feel welcome and joyful just walking in the door.

  • (2 years ago)

    I taught at this school for ten years. I am currently the principal in San Francisco. I have worked with schools across the country and can very proudly say that Community Prep is a shining star among schools. The teachers are outstanding the program is rigorous and the community is tight-knit. It is hands-down the best option for students and families in the Providence area who value academic excellence diversity and community. I strongly encourage you to get involved.

  • (4 years ago)

    Community Prep is a great school that welcomes the community. Its classes are very small which helps students like me greatly to get attention and help on work. Its small classes are great because it helped students like me get more attention in their work and get help when they need it instead of being ignored or put to the side like in big groups of students. I also think the extracurricular activities there are great such as the creative arts program by Mrs. Lee the computer class by Mr.Brenden Corley the gym class by Mr. Norman Ospina and the spanish class by Senora Vanegas. Both the teachers and the students are not only helpful they are nice. Never are the students and teachers rude and never do the teachers or students discriminate against each other. There is no doubt that Community Prep is definitely a five star school.

  • (5 years ago)

    when i went to community prep my social life changed dramatically. i am now more self consious because of the kids the education is great but the kids are not the best

  • (6 years ago)

    Community Prep helped me in many ways how to be a leader and how to take care of the things that are important to everyone. Our teachers were interactive kind and did everything to help us succeed. We learned a variety of things and I believe it helped me to be who I am today. With advanced classes that pushed us to be all that we could we were challenged to our limits and it improved the way we think about many things. We were taught to be loving toward everyone and we were all involved. When someone needed help we all pitched in to help all that we could. Teachers were nice to all students students were nice to all teachers teachers were interactive with other teachers and students were never rude to other students. Community Preparatory School is without a doubt an amazing community and an amazing school.

  • (7 years ago)

    Community Prep the things i can say about this place. I know it is a private school but it is worth it. This place rocks it encourages you to speak another language in spanish. It helps you to prepare for the real world by teaching you advanced math. And if you do not get something they will help you. This school uses technology and other stuff to help you learn and sucseed. This school is the best in my opinion check the school out parents

  • (8 years ago)

    This small and very diverse school is the best know secret in RI. Classes are small and rigorous and there is ample student and faculty assistance all week and even some Saturdays. There is a uniform equalizing all students; a respect contract for parents students and faculty. Children are placed on individual tracks especially in math so they are constantly challenged. There is an on site after school program offering study hall and a variety of programs. The only real drawback is the lack of facilities but the focus on academics social skills and community involvement is to me far more important. This is year two for us and we are very happy as parents and also have a very happy student.

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