Parents move to Barrington for the schools. It's a reality, not a perception. "There is a culture of advocacy for…More children," says Dr. Robert O. McIntyre, Superintendent of Schools. "There is a genuine interest in helping children grow." A high school, a middle school and four elementary schools serve the 3,500 students in this district. Each school is recognized for quality instruction and teachers who receive cutting-edge professional development. Hampden Meadows serves pupils in grades 4 to 5. Neighborhood schools Nayatt, Primrose Hill and Sowams serve pupils in grades K to 3. The middle school serves students from grades 6 to 8. The high school serves students in grades 9 to 12.
The school department has two assistant superintendents, Betty A. Calise, responsible for curriculum and instruction, and Ronald D. Tarro, responsible for administration and finance. A five-member School Committee is elected for four-year terms. It meets twice each month during the school year usually on the first and third Thursdays.
The Early Learning Centers of Rhode Island 301 Sowams Rd, Barrington, RI02806 The certified staff of Early Learning Center of RI welcomes children from age 6 weeks to 12 years. It offers full day…More and pre-school as well as before and after school programs. You can arrange for pick-up after school or transportation to school. The child to teacher ratio is quite low.
St Luke's School 10 Waldron Ave, Barrington, RI02806 This Catholic elementary and middle school serves students from pre-school to grade 8 with an academically challenging…More education and spiritual growth. The school also offers a number of extracurricular activities including chess club, robotics, Latin, cross country, basketball, soccer, volleyball and track.
Primrose Hill School 60 Middle Hwy, Barrington, RI02806 Primrose Hill School is one of three neighborhood schools in Barrington, and one of two that serves children from…More prekindergarten through third grade. Pupils who live north of Lincoln Avenue and west of County Road attend the school. Principal Paula Montesi describes the school as a "close-knit community of learners" who strive to meet the needs of all children and help them reach their potential.
This independent preschool is located in the school building of the Barrington Congregational Church but has no…More religious affiliation. The school is certified through the Rhode Island Department of Education, and all programs meet the Early Learning Standards. Since this is a "cooperative nursery school," parents play an important role in their child's learning. Tots' welcomes parents interested in enrolling their children to stop in and see their preschool in action.
Barrington Christian Academy 9 Old County Rd, Barrington, RI02806 Founded in 1979, this school has been giving an exceptional Christian education to boys and girls in grades kindergarten…More through eight. All students receive Bible study as well as the state curriculum. In 2006 the school began enrolling high school students and has a 100 percent graduation rate. The teacher-to-student ratio is low.
St. Andrew's School 63 Federal Rd, Barrington, RI02806 This small coeducational boarding and day school on 100 acres in the heart of Barrington accepts students in grades 3 to…More 12. While a number of international students attend St. Andrew's, other students enrolled at the private school come from all walks of American life, as St. Andrew's embraces diversity to the fullest and provides adequate financial assistance to make it possible. Its rigorous academic programs are committed to individual learning, but the school also stresses the importance of the arts, community service and athletics.
Sowams Elementary School 364 Sowams Rd, Barrington, RI02806 One of three neighborhood schools for children from kindergarten through third grade, Sowams serves the eastern part of…More Barrington between County Road and the Massachusetts line. It is rated as a high-performing school based on Rhode Island and New England assessment programs and other indicators, according to Principal James Callahan. "I think the school sells itself," he says. Among its staff are enrichment and literacy, reading and speech and language specialists. The school boasts a full-time librarian in a library with a collection of more than 16,000 books, periodicals and other materials. A ball field and a colorful playground provide recreational and physical education opportunities.
Barrington High School 220 Lincoln Ave, Barrington, RI02806 The high school is recognized as one of the best in Rhode Island, and it has a tradition of academic excellence and a…More mission to challenge each student to reach his or her highest level of achievement. A diverse array of extracurricular activities and sports complement learning. In short, according to Principal Joseph D. Hurley, the school is building a professional learning community with "an extremely dedicated staff that continues to push forward and has a willingness to change," and "a student body that has a willingness to learn." Parents also are heavily involved in the school, and everyone wants to make things even better, Hurley says. The high school has two assistant principals, Michael Messore and Nicole Varone, and an athletics director, George Finn.