From our Head of School
Welcome to Portsmouth Abbey School!
As the proud father of two Portsmouth Abbey graduates, JP ’18 and Matthew ’20, my wife Paula and I know firsthand the impact an Abbey education can have. Our website will give you a sense of all that is waiting for you at Portsmouth, whether you are from the area, across the country, or around the globe. Portsmouth Abbey combines a classical education in the Catholic intellectual tradition with Benedictine values, innovative electives, and opportunities in athletics and the performing and visual arts, all of which add up to a unique experience that only the Abbey can offer.
This experience is perhaps best captured by our Mission Statement which underscores our commitment to helping young men and women grow in knowledge and grace in a community characterized by friendship and joy. Our lay and monastic communities work in partnership to surround our students with wisdom, patience, understanding, and love. As you browse our website or visit our campus, you will undoubtedly encounter our beautiful location and our rich offerings, but I also hope you get a sense of how we live out our mission every day on the shores of Narraganset Bay.
Please come visit campus soon; when you do, be sure to reach out.
Matthew P. Walter
Head of School