Prout School

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The Prout School
4640 Tower Hill 4640 Tower Hill Road
Wakefield, Rhode Island, (Washington County), 02879-2277
United States
Coordinates 41°27′2.71″N 71°28′6.75″W / 41.4507528°N 71.4685417°W / 41.4507528; -71.4685417Coordinates: 41°27′2.71″N 71°28′6.75″W / 41.4507528°N 71.4685417°W / 41.4507528; -71.4685417
Type Private, Coeducational
Motto Fructus justitiae pax
(Latin: "Peace will be the fruit of justice")
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Established 1906
Founder Elizabeth Prout
Chairperson Richard L. Cote, Sr.
Asst. Principal Michael Sweeney Todd
Head of school David Carradini
Chaplain Fr. Joseph Upton
Chief custodian Rolando Feliz
Faculty 48
Grades 912
Enrollment 663 (2010)
Average class size 150
Campus Suburban
Campus size 212 acres (0.86 km2)
Campus type Rural
Color(s) Maroon and White         
Mascot Crusader
Team name Crusaders
Accreditation New England Association of Schools and Colleges,[1] International Baccalaureate
Newspaper 'The Crusader Chronicle'
Yearbook 'Columbia'
Endowment $5.15 million (as of 2011)
Tuition $27,585
Dean of Students James Pierce
Assistant Dean of Students Thomas Keefe
Admissions Director Kristen P. Need
Athletic Director Michael Traficante

The Prout School is a private, coeducational, college-preparatory high school located in Wakefield, Rhode Island. It is a member of the NEASC and an International Baccalaureate school. It is the only International Baccalaureate high school in Rhode Island. It services all of New England, but more specifically Rhode Island, Connecticut and Massachusetts.


Located in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence, The Prout School was founded in 1966 by the Sisters of the Cross and Passion of Manchester, England and named after Mother Mary Joseph Prout, the order's founder. The school was originally an all female institution called Prout Memorial High School. The campus was built on a 212-acre (0.86 km2) property adjacent to nearby Wakefield. In 1981, the school became a diocesan high school, and in 1986 it became a co-educational institution and was renamed the Prout School. In 1992, following the 25th anniversary of the school, Prout became the third United States school to become a member of the International Baccalaureate Organization.

Prout has a very large active arts program including theatre, music, visual arts, and dance. The theatre department puts on a play in the fall and a musical in the spring. The dance, music and visual arts departments have a joint program every December and June. A list of theatre productions include:

Prout School Theatre Productions
School Year Drama Musical
1968–1969 Music Man
1969–1970 Camelot
1970–1971 What a Work of Art is Man My Fair Lady
1977–1978 Once Upon a Mattress
1978–1979 Man of La Mancha
1979–1980 Oklahoma!
1994–1995 Oliver!
1995–1996 Scapino Grease
1996–1997 You Can't Take It with You The Wizard of Oz
1997–1998 The Boys Next Door West Side Story
1998–1999 A View from the Bridge The Sound of Music
1999–2000 Room Service (play) Bye Bye Birdie
2000–2001 The Grapes of Wrath FAME
2001–2002 A Midsummer Night's Dream Peter Pan
2002–2003 The Man Who Came to Dinner Les Misérables
2003–2004 The Little Prince Fiddler on the Roof
2004–2005 The Crucible Anything Goes
2005–2006 The Two Gentlemen of Verona How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
2006–2007 The Skin of Our Teeth Oklahoma!
2007–2008 Alice In Wonderland Into the Woods
2008–2009 Hamlet Bye Bye Birdie
2009–2010 Scapino & Trojan Women Grease & Shadow of the Wall*
2010–2011 Boys Next Door Little Women
2011-2012 Our Town & Macbeth Wonderful Town

* Denotes productions that debuted at The Prout School

Recent Improvements[edit]

The school has had continuing updates performed on it. Recently, a large addition was constructed on the side of the building. The addition incorporated mostly foreign language, math and science classrooms. Also, a small indoor gym/workout room and foreign language lab were added. Aside from the addition, a new music room, new art room, and new administration rooms were added. A hallway was relocated; a classroom was built where an old kitchen was. Tile flooring was also installed in the basement (replacing carpet).


Sports include: Baseball (spring), Softball (spring), Basketball (winter) (boys and girls), Tennis; girls (fall) and boys (spring), Cross-country (fall) (boys and girls), Track (spring) (boys and girls), Soccer (fall) (boys and girls), Ice Hockey (winter) (boys), Swimming (winter) (boys and girls), Lacrosse (spring) (boys and girls), and Volleyball (fall) (girls).

Extra Curricular[edit]

The Prout School offers many diverse (non-athletic) extra curricular activities that encompass the school's mission to not only serve the students but to serve the community as well.

Amongst others, some of the more prominent extra curricular activities and clubs include:

  • Mathematics Team
  • Robotics Team
  • Mock Trial
  • SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions)
  • Table Tennis Club
  • The Crusader Chronicle The School Newspaper
  • Spanish Club
  • Italian Club
  • French Club

College Counseling[edit]

The Prout School is known for its exceptional college counseling program, which has helped students to be admitted into some of the country's most rigorous and selective colleges/universities. Students undergo an intensive college selection program coupled with extensive workshops and meetings to help them decide and apply to the schools of their choice. The school is also known for placing a strong emphasis on academic college preparedness.

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Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ NEASC-CIS. "NEASC-Commission on Independent Schools". Retrieved 2009-07-28.