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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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When I came to the Abbey, I was pushed way outside of what I was accustomed to. I’ve learned tons of new sports, participated on teams I never imagined I’d be a part of, and felt completely comfortable. I guarantee no matter your skillset, there’s a way here to showcase that talent and grow in new areas.

Meghan Behnke
Chicago, IL

Meghan Behnke

Chicago, IL

Favorite Abbey moment? My favorite Abbey moment by far was a snow day my Form IV year. My entire house went out to the sports fields and ran around in three feet of untouched snow. You could hardly see a few feet in front of you and we got soaked but it was a ton of fun!

Favorite Abbey tradition? My favorite Abbey tradition is the house parties! The houseparents and prefects of each house plan something extra special at the end of the year. My Form IV year we all went to the beach and then out for pasta. My Form V year we had food catered by the bay and roasted marshmallows!

The best friendships and memories have come out of the most unexpected situations. I’ve learned to not take these simple moments for granted because they are the ones you will miss the most.

Juistine Delmastro
Wakefield, RI

Juistine Delmastro

Wakefield, RI

Favorite class/teacher? And why? My favorite teacher at the Abbey is Dr. Zins. He is the type of person to always cheer you up and make your day a little better. He is always available for extra help and truly wants every student to succeed. Once in a while he would surprise us on a Saturday morning with Dunkin Donuts to help us finish off the week. Dr. Zins has helped shape me into the student I am today!

Favorite Abbey tradition? Broomball is always my favorite! Everyone goes all out in their house colors for the Raven Cup competition. There’s pizza, cookies, and great music. Whether it’s scoring goals on the ice or cheering from the bench, this event brings everyone together to make the night so much fun.

I have met so many different people from all over the world and tried so many different things since coming to the Abbey. I have become more outgoing and the Abbey has taught me how to be a leader.

Chris Franco
New Canaan, CT

Chris Franco

New Canaan, CT

Favorite class/teacher? And why? US History with Mrs. Micheletti is my favorite. The debates in her class are so much fun. I have learned so much throughout my Form V year. It was always the class I looked forward to having and I didn't want it to end!

Favorite meal? The make your own chili bar in the dining hall is the best!

The Abbey has helped me to mature and grow not only as a student and a teammate but also as a person.

Isabelle Fournier
West Kingston, RI

Isabelle Fournier

West Kingston, RI

Favorite class/teacher? And why? French with Ms. Brzys is my favorite. I can tell she is extremely passionate about what she teaches and making sure her students understand everything. She makes learning French fun!

Favorite meal? The homemade pizzas!

The Abbey has really allowed me to mature and develop, all while staying true to who I am and what I believe. Being surrounded by such diversity has broadened my horizons and opened me up to so many opportunities.

Julia Lamarre
Dartmouth, MA

Julia Lamarre

Dartmouth, MA

Favorite Abbey moment? My best friend and I have an exam week ritual. We order take out and watch the sunset at the gazebo to take our minds off our upcoming exam.

Favorite Abbey tradition? While all of the dances are very fun, I enjoy the preparation before them even more. We play music in the house and run around helping each other with hair, makeup and outfits. It's a fun way for all the girls in the house to spend time together.

I have challenged myself in all aspects of the Abbey: sports, academics, public speaking, even starting my own club. The books I have read in Humanities and literature classes have totally changed the way I view the world and encouraged me to question and think more.

David Sun
Shenzen, China

David Sun

Shenzen, China

Favorite class/teacher? And why? I was obsessed with history even before taking AP US History with Mr. Gittus. His class is not only informative but also intriguing. He presents facts as a continuous chain of interesting stories, while also ensuring us to stay analytical and objective. His class is definitely my favorite.

Favorite Abbey tradition? My favorite Abbey tradition is the VI Form Talks. These students cover their thoughts on a particular topic or they share a personal story. It has been great for me to hear these fantastic and meaningful talks every year because of the diverse perspectives and incredible depth they bring to our community.

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.

We recommend that you take advantage of our local area while you are in town!