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WHY A PORTSMOUTH ABBEY EDUCATION

Liberal Arts

Liberal Arts

A Liberal Arts curriculum provides:

  • A variety of subjects for a solid foundation
  • Depth of courses to focus on your areas of interest
  • The ability to write, reason, problem solve, and communicate clearly

Why Latin?

Why Latin?

Latin fosters fluency in written language by providing students with an understanding of grammar and syntax.

Physics First

Physics First

It is the science that looks at the most basic aspects of time, space, and matter to understand how and why things move.

Post-AP offerings are available in physics and chemistry as well as three different options for a second year of biology.

Mathematics

Mathematics

A problem-based and Socratic approach allows students to develop critical thinking and logical reasoning skills.

AP and Post-AP offerings are available to ensure that students never exhaust our math curriculum.

Humanities

Humanities

Students develop 21st century skills while analyzing and discussing everything from Dante to Marx and Descartes to Milton.

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The Abbey has helped me become more independent and hardworking. With such a busy schedule, I have to carve out time for everything I need to get done. I know this will prepare me for the transition into college next year.

Ceci Bohan
Newport, RI

Ceci Bohan

Newport, RI

Favorite Abbey moment? My favorite “moment” at the Abbey is preseason sailing. Each year the Varsity Sailing Team travels to Florida for a week of training and sailing. There is a lot of team bonding and it’s something I look forward to each year!

Favorite Abbey tradition? My favorite Abbey tradition is the first dance. It is such a fun time because everyone is so excited to be back on campus with all their friends!

My favorite Abbey moment was my first ever snow day Form III year! I woke up that morning and began to go about my morning routine when all of a sudden I heard screams of delight coming from down the halls of Mary’s yelling that we had a snow day. The rest of that day consisted of sledding and snowball fights. My being from Texas this was a first for me and is definitely a moment I will never forget.

Margy Girard
Houston, TX

Margy Girard

Houston, TX

Favorite class/teacher? And why? My favorite class was Biology with Mr. Green. Though it was definetly one of the most challenging classes that I have taken at the Abbey it also turned out to be the class that I most looked forward to. Mr. Green made sure to put an interesting and fun twist on everything from the electron transport chain to salt marshes!

Favorite meal in the dining hall? Definitely the perogies!

At the Abbey I love sitting down after a long day and eating dinner with all of my friends. The Abbey is my second family and just being able to surround myself with people who care about me every night really makes a difference.

Jamarya Jackson
Newport, RI

Jamarya Jackson

Newport, RI

Favorite Abbey tradition? My favorite Abbey tradition is gathering in St. Benet’s common room before the winter semiformal dance. All the girls in the dorm get ready together and then we invite everyone from other dorms to the common room for sparkling cider and pictures. It’s always a lot of fun!

How has the Abbey changed you? The Abbey has changed me in numerous ways. I think after coming to the Abbey I definitely have become more independent. The environment here really allows you to be able to become your own person and pursue your own passions. I have been able to participate in clubs that truly stimulate me and try new sports that I actually really enjoy, like field hockey.

I used to be a very shy and quiet person before coming to the Abbey. Starting my sophomore year, I started to be talkative and outgoing because the Abbey community has taught me how to be confident in myself. The diversity and open-mindedness in the community has encouraged me to speak up for myself.

Elva Shang
Tianjin, China

Elva Shang

Tianjin, China

Favorite Abbey moment? During Spring Term in my Form V year I broke my foot and had to be on crutches for two months. Every morning several of my friends would show up outside my dorm and take me to classes in a wheelchair. I will never forget those days.

Favorite Abbey tradition? The International Student Dinner. International students invite another student to a special dinner. The students prepare a dish from their native country and share stories about their home. It is a fun night to share and learn about other cultures. We are lucky to go to school with people from all over the world!

WHAT DRIVES YOU?

Athletics

Athletics

With 45 teams to choose from, every student can find a place to shine.

Being a part of a team gives you the chance to build friendships, hone skills, and earn leadership positions on campus. Take your skills to the next level or learn something new; athletics at the Abbey gives everyone a chance to win.

Arts

Arts

Our arts programs, which include visual arts, music, and theater serve as catalysts for you to take risks, make connections with other academic courses and to cultivate new interests.

With state-of-the-art technology and equipment available, you will find something to pique your interest and set your creativity in motion.

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Portsmouth Abbey is just 7 miles north of Newport, Rhode Island.

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