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Application Process


Community Prep serves students who are performing above grade level. We make admissions decisions through a review of grades, standardized test scores, teacher recommendations, and an interview/visit at Community Prep School.

To be considered as a candidate for admission, students must demonstrate:

 Strong academic ability
 Good work ethic
 History of school-appropriate behavior
 Desire to attend Community Prep

To be successful at Community Prep, students must be willing to work hard and be committed to our program. Teachers provide the support necessary for students to become confident, independent learners. Additionally, we expect parents to be supportive of and involved in their child's education. It is the student, however, who is responsible for putting forth the effort to meet the school's academic expectations.

In addition to the academic demands it places on students, Community Prep expects students and parents to understand and support the school's mission to serve a diverse population. Our students come from a variety of racial, ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds. The administration, teachers, students, and parents are always working to maintain an environment that is welcoming for all students regardless of race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, creed, or sexual orientation. Students must be willing to work with others from different backgrounds and must be respectful of all members of our community.

Community Preparatory School is committed to being a quality educational alternative for the children of the neighboring South Providence community. Community Prep places an emphasis on recruiting, selecting, and retaining qualified students from South Providence.

Application Materials

The 2025-2026 application will be available in September. If you have any questions, please contact our Director of Admissions, Alexandra Caine, at

Admission Process


135 Prairie Avenue
Providence, RI 02905

P. (401) 521-9696
F. (401) 521-9715

Located on the southside of Providence, Community Preparatory School is an independent middle school for grades 4-8.

Since 1984, Community Preparatory School has committed to nurturing an environment of cultural and economic diversity.

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