Business Services

Business office

The Business Office is open Monday - Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm. 

Student Incidental Account

All students have an incidental account, which is intended for all charges incurred besides tuition. Tuition refund insurance, bookstore, travel expenses, athletic photos, equestrian lessons, etc. are a few examples of charges you will see on your child’s account.

  • At the end of each month, a detailed statement will be emailed.  As this is a mass email, please add to your contacts in order to guarantee delivery.
  • If interested in monthly automatic payments, please call Jen Heaps at 401.643.1236 to leave your credit card information on file.  The statement balance will be charged to your card within five business days of the emailed statement.
  • To pay via credit card, please visit our Make a Payment form.

Student Tin Box Account

The Abbey refers to their student bank as the “Tin Box.” Accounts may be opened during the registration process at Opening of School in the Administration Building first floor Business Office. Money may be withdrawn at the hours posted in September. Policies and procedures governing the Tin Box are as follows:

  • To deposit funds via credit card, make a payment using our online form.  If you would like to make a deposit over the phone, please call 401.643.1236. Note a 2.5% processing fee will be applied to Tin Box credit card transactions.
  • For payment by check – Pay to Portsmouth Abbey School, Attn: Jen Heaps 285 Cory’s Lane, Portsmouth RI, 02871. Please write your child’s name and Tin Box in the Memo.
  • Checks returned due to insufficient funds require a service charge according to the policies of the cashing bank (normally $25).
  • Transfer of money from the incidental account to the student’s tin box account requires parental approval via an email or call to the Business Office.
  • Tin Box withdrawals in excess of $100 require the approval of a member of the School Administration. Withdrawals in excess of $250 also require approval from the student’s parent.
  • An ATM machine is located near the student mailboxes, which accepts cards from the following networks: Visa, MasterCard, Cirrus, Star, NYCE Maestro and Plus. The transaction fee is $2.50.

BookstoreThe Bookstore, located between the Manor House and the Student Center, is open business days, Monday through Friday from 10:00am – 3:00pm. Purchases in the Bookstore may be charged to the student’s Incidental Account if parental permission is received by the Business Office. All purchases require the students’ tuition and incidental accounts to be in good standing.


The bookstore manager purchases books on behalf of students and faculty. For those who choose to acquire textbooks on their own, the School will provide book lists as well as a list of possible sources.  Please contact Brianna Heaps '12 for more information.

MailOutgoing mail is picked up Monday – Friday at 3:00pm and on Saturday at 11:00 am from the mail slot in the Mail Room and from Miss Pauline, the School receptionist. Students are assigned a mailbox and he/she is responsible for any damage to the box. Mailbox combinations should remain private. Student’s school mailing address should indicate:

Student’s Name (Please do not use the box number)
Portsmouth Abbey School
285 Cory's Lane
Portsmouth, R.I. 02871-1352

UPS parcels are delivered to the same address. Packages not picked up within three school days will be returned as unclaimed.

Our Office

Mrs. Rachelle Abbruzzi

Mrs. Rachelle Abbruzzi

Accounts Payable
Brother Joseph Byron O.S.B.

Brother Joseph Byron O.S.B.

Tin Box
Dr. Ellen Eggeman

Dr. Ellen Eggeman

Chief Financial Officer
Ms. Brianna Heaps '12

Ms. Brianna Heaps '12

Bookstore Manager
Mrs. Jennifer Heaps

Mrs. Jennifer Heaps

Accounts Receivable, Student Billing Specialist
Mrs. Stephanie Johnson

Mrs. Stephanie Johnson