About US

Portsmouth Abbey School is a coeducational, Catholic Benedictine boarding and day school for students in grades 9-12. Founded in 1926 by the English Benedictine community, the School is located on a 525-acre campus along the picturesque shores of Rhode Island's Narragansett Bay.

The Portsmouth Abbey education is grounded in the Western intellectual tradition, from ancient Greece and Rome and continuing into this century. This classical curriculum is balanced by a focus on spirituality, athletics, the arts and fun.

The School's Mission encompasses the importance of reverence for God and the human person, respect for learning and order, and responsibility for the shared experience of community life.

"Attending the Abbey allowed me to meet and learn from these fantastic teachers and friends. I was able to study in a demanding, yet rewarding, atmosphere that taught me the importance of persistence, initiative, and re- sourcefulness. The Abbey made me a stronger student because learning, and the love of learning, was – and is – a vital aspect of the School."

–  Michelle ’13

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