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The Pennfield School

110 Sandy Point Avenue
Portsmouth, RI 02871

(401) 849-4646


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Mission of The Pennfield School

The mission of The Pennfield School is to create an inclusive community of dedicated learners, where students are given a foundation and appreciation for the joyful pursuit of understanding, while fostering respect for oneself and others as a way of life.

The Pennfield School
Core Values

We are committed to creating an environment in which everyone is treated with kindness and respect.

We are committed to being a joyful place, where students learn by example: the importance of honesty, integrity, generosity and humor.

We are committed to providing a challenging and balanced curriculum, enabling our students to succeed at a wide variety of secondary schools and beyond.

We are committed to fostering a strong partnership between faculty, students and parents.

We are committed to creating an inclusive culture that is diverse in make-up, is tolerant and accepting, and helps develop a strong sense of social and community responsibility.

We are committed to embracing the uniqueness of every member of our community and providing the individual attention needed to help each student’s talents unfold.

We are committed to providing a safe and supportive environment in which students are encouraged to take academic, artistic and athletic risks. "
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"7:30 Early Bird
8:15 Homeroom and Advisory
8:30 Assembly
8:45 Classes Begin
10:15-10:30 Morning Recess
12:00-12:20 K-3 Lunch / 4-8 Recess
12:20-12:40 K-3 Recess / 4-8 Lunch
2:55 Homeroom period
3:00 Dismissal, Elective Sports
Monday - Thursday (Classes 4-8)
4:30 Dismissal from Sports

Excerpted from the preschool's website