Saint Philomena School

Saint Philomena School

Saint Philomena School is a private Catholic grammar school in Portsmouth, Rhode Island. St. Phil's, as it is known to its students and alumni, is located on the Naragansett Bay, in the same area as the Portsmouth Abbey School, Green Animals Topiary Garden, and the Carnegie Abbey Club. The school has been designated a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence by the United States Department of Education. Saint Philomena School was founded in 1953 by the Sisters Faithful Companions of Jesus, and today boasts a student body of approximately 450. The school was originally located in a single building on the Naragansett Bay, but has grown over the years into a campus of five buildings, including a free-standing auditorium and a new, state of the art classroom building.


Admission is by application only, and each grade has fifty students or less. Tuition is $6,800 per year for grades K-5 and $6,250 for grades 6-8. Scholarships are available from the school and through the Diocese of Providence.

Student Body

Students come primarily from Aquidneck Island, Southeastern Massachusetts, and other parts of Rhode Island. Graduates of St. Philomena's go on to attend private and public high schools in Rhode Island and nearby Massachusetts, including the Portsmouth Abbey School, Bishop Connolly High School, Bishop Stang High School, St. George's School, the Wheeler School, and Moses Brown School, amongst many others.


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