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Admission Calendar


5: Application Deadline - First Round

16: Visit & Testing Deadline - First Round

Candidates who have completed the application process by this date will be considered in the first round of decisions. Admission decisions are made by the Director of Admissions, Director of Education, Admissions Coordinator, and faculty members. 


Admission decisions will be released on an ongoing basis as applications are reviewed.

Families who met the Feb. 16 deadline are notified. The possible admission decisions are:

Accepted ─ The Student Selection Committee decides that the applicant and Community Prep are a good match. The applicant will be offered a space and, if applicable, a financial aid package.

Not Accepted ─ The Admission Committee decides that the applicant and Community Prep are not a good match at this time.

Waitlisted ─ The candidate meets the admission criteria, but not enough spaces are available. He or she will be put into a waiting pool in no particular order.


April 15 - Enrollment deadline

Applicants must respond and enroll within two weeks of receiving our decision notification. At this time, if spaces are still available, the Student Selection Committee will begin the second round of admission decisions. Applicants who were waitlisted during the first round will be reviewed. The committee may consider new applicants as well.


May 13 - All candidates notified

All candidates will be notified by this date. If a space becomes available for candidates who have been placed on the waiting list before the beginning of the new school year, the Student Selection Committee will consider all of the students in this pool, as well as new applicants.


September 20 - Applications open

If no spaces become available before the beginning of school, waitlisted applicants are welcome to reapply in the fall for the following year. The process is the same for students who are reapplying as for those who are applying for the first time.

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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