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FAST FACTS

 

Founded:
  • 1926- year founded by Rev. Hugh Diman, O.S.B, a Benedictine monk

Headmaster:
Location: 
  • 525 acre campus in Portsmouth, Rhode Island
  • 1.24 miles of coastline on campus
  • 7 miles from Newport
  • 23 miles from Providence
  • 55 miles from Boston
 
Student Body:
  • 360 students
  • 50% boys, 50% girls
  • 70% boarding, 30% day
  • 23 states and 16 countries represented
 Clarence with studentsTuition & Financial Aid:
  • $56,490 boarding student tuition
  • $36,720 day student tuition
  • $4.2 million financial aid budget
  • 36% of students receive financial aid
 Faculty:
  • 80% of faculty have an advanced degree
  • 84% of teaching faculty live on campus
  • 95% of faculty coach a sport
  • 7:1 student to faculty ratio
  Curriculum: 
  • 78 courses offered
  • 19 Advanced Placement courses
  • 13 average class size
  • 24 courses taken over four years
 Students on lawn wth gazebo and dormsHousing:

 

  • 8 Houses on campus
  • 3 Houseparents per House
  • 26 faculty apartments within the Houses
  Athletics:
  • Eastern Independent League (member since 2007)
  • 43 teams: 26 varsity teams/17 junior varsity teams
  • 39 league championships in 12 sports
  • 21 players of the year in 12 sports
  • 16 coaches of the year in 10 sports
  • 50 alumni currently playing a sport at the college level
  • 25% of VI Formers receive 3 varsity letters in their VI Form year
 Athletic Facilities:
  • multiple playing fields, including: baseball and softball diamonds, football field, lacrosse fields, soccer fields, and field hockey fields
  • artificial turf field
  • indoor ice hockey rink
  • state of the art fitness center
  • Bristol Yacht Club
  • 2 gymnasiums
  • 8 squash courts
  • 6 tennis courts
  • 12 sailboats
  • 18 hole golf course, Carnegie Abbey
  • 2 riding rings in our Equestrian Center
  • 400-meter, all-weather track
 The Arts:Portsmouth Abbey School has a wide range of visual, musical, and performing arts programs with incredible facilities. All Abbey students have to recieve at least 1 credit in art before graduating, but many students graduate with far more than that. 
 Art Facilities:
  • McGuire Fine Arts Building: art studios, visual arts computer lab, dark room, ceramics room, private loft space
  • Dance room
  • Music Wing: music technology lab, individual practice rooms, classroom spaces
  • Auditorium for the 3 productions per year
 Student Life:
  • 8 Houses on campus
  • 3 Houseparents per House
  • Community Service Internships
  • Multiple leadership roles
  • Student Clubs
  • Weekend Activities

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