School Opportunities

How the Office of School Opportunities Supports ride's Mission and Vision

  • We lead and support the schools and districts that operate in non-traditional spaces (such as charter schools and state-operated schools).
  • We utilize and create the policies and structures for schools in our portfolio.
  • We work collaboratively across the agency, particularly with the Commissioner on authorization work.
  • We drive the advancement of opportunities in our schools.
  • We will mindfully engrain RIDE's vision into our processes: all decisions and actions are made with the impact on students at the front of our mind.
  • We believe that zip codes, race, language, socioeconomic status, ability, housing status, or other identities should not determine educational opportunity--- this belief is central to the work of charters and non-traditional schools.

Rhode Island charter public schools are free and open to the public. Use the Family Information Tool (FIT) to search through the charter public school options available in Rhode Island. Explore academic programs, compare schools and find more information within each school’s profile. Information for every Rhode Island charter public school can be found in the Family Information Tool.

NAME GRADES
(FALL 2023)
GRADES
(AUTHORIZED)
LOCATION ENROLLING COMMUNITIES
Achievement First Providence Mayoral Academy Elementary K-4 K-4 370 Hartford Avenue
Providence, RI
Cranston,
North Providence,
Providence,
Warwick
Achievement First Providence Mayoral Academy Middle 5-8 5-8 370 Hartford Avenue 
Providence, RI 
Cranston,
North Providence,
Providence,
Warwick
Achievement First Providence Mayoral Academy High  9-11  9-12 315 Laurel Hill Avenue
Providence, RI 
Cranston, North Providence, Providence, Warwick
Achievement First Iluminar Mayoral Academy Elementary  K-4 K-4 85 Garfield Avenue
Cranston, RI
Cranston,
North Providence,
Providence,
Warwick
Achievement First Iluminar Mayoral Academy Middle 5-8 5-8   85 Garfield Avenue
Cranston, RI
Cranston, 
North Providence,
Providence,
Warwick
Achievement First Promesa Mayoral Academy Elementary   K-4 K-4 234 Daboll Street 
Providence, RI  
Cranston, 
North Providence,
Providence,
Warwick
Achievement First Envision Mayoral Academy Elementary  K-3  K-4 370 Hartford Avenue
Providence, RI 
Providence, North Providence
Beacon Charter School 9-12 9-12 320 Main Street
Woonsocket, RI
Statewide
Beacon Founders Academy 6-8 6-8 1 Social Street
Woonsocket, RI
Statewide
Blackstone Academy Charter School 9-12 9-12 334 Pleasant Street
Pawtucket, RI
Central Falls, Pawtucket, Providence
Blackstone Valley Prep Mayoral Academy - ES1 K-4 K-4 291 Broad Street
Cumberland, RI
Central Falls, Cumberland, Lincoln, Pawtucket
Blackstone Valley Prep Mayoral Academy - ES2 K-4 K-4 52 Broad Street
Cumberland, RI
Central Falls, Cumberland, Lincoln, Pawtucket
Blackstone Valley Prep Mayoral Academy - ES3 K-4 K-4 3357 Mendon Road
Cumberland, RI
Central Falls, Cumberland, Lincoln, Pawtucket
Blackstone Valley Prep Mayoral Academy - Upper Elementary 5-6 5-6 3 Fairlawn Way
Lincoln, RI
Central Falls, Cumberland, Lincoln, Pawtucket
Blackstone Valley Prep Mayoral Academy - Junior High 7-8 7-8 909 Lonsdale Avenue 
Central Falls, RI
Central Falls, Cumberland, Lincoln, Pawtucket
Blackstone Valley Prep Mayoral Academy - HS 9-12 9-12 65 Macondray Street
Cumberland, RI
Central Falls, Cumberland, Lincoln, Pawtucket
Charette High School 9-12 9-12 335 Westminster St
Providence, RI 
Providence
Excel Academy  5-6  K-12 622 Woonasquatucket Ave
North Providence, RI 02911 
Providence, Central Falls, North Providence
Highlander Charter School PK-12 PK-12 Upper School (Grades 7-12)
360 Market Street
Warren, RI

Lower School (Grades PK-6)
42 Lexington Avenue
Providence, RI
Statewide
Hope Academy K-8 K-8 1000 Eddy Street
Providence, RI
Providence,
North Providence
International Charter School K-5 K-8 334 Pleasant Street
Pawtucket, RI
Statewide
Kingston Hill Academy K-5 K-5 850 Stony Fort Road 
Saunderstown, RI
Statewide
NEL/CPS Construction & Career Academy 9-12 9-12 4 Sharpe Drive
Cranston, RI
Statewide
Nuestro Mundo Public Charter School  K-3 + 6-8  K-8 17-21 Gordon Avenue
Providence, RI 
Providence
Paul Cuffee Charter School K-12 K-12 Upper School (Grades 9-12)
544 Elmwood Avenue
Providence, RI

Middle School (Grades 6-8)
30 Barton Street
Providence, RI

Lower School (Grades K-5)
459 Promenade Street
Providence, RI
Providence
Providence Preparatory Charter School  5-8  5-8 155 Harrison Street
Providence, RI 
Providence
RI Nurses Institute Middle College Charter School  9-12 9-12 150 Washington Street
Providence, RI
Statewide
RISE Prep Mayoral Academy K-8 K-8 30 Cumberland Street
Woonsocket, RI
Burrillville,
North Smithfield, Woonsocket
Segue Institute for Learning K-8 K-8 325 Cowden Street 
Central Falls, RI
Central Falls
Sheila C. "Skip" Nowell Leadership Academy 9-12 9-12 150 Washington St.
Providence, RI
Statewide
SouthSide Elementary Charter School K-5 K-5 135 Prairie Avenue
Providence, RI
Providence
The Compass School K-8 K-8 537 Old North Road
Kingston, RI
Statewide
The Greene School 9-12 9-12 94 John Potter Road
West Greenwich, RI
Statewide
The Learning Community K-8 K-8 21 Lincoln Avenue
Central Falls, RI
Central Falls, Pawtucket, Providence
Times2 Academy K-12 K-12 Middle/High School (Grades 7-12)
50 Fillmore Street
Providence, RI

Elementary School (Grades K-6)
50 Fillmore Street
Providence, RI
Providence
Trinity Academy for the Performing Arts 7-12 7-12 275 Westminster Street
Providence, RI
Providence
Village Green Virtual Charter School 9-12 9-12 135 Weybosset Street 
Providence, RI
Statewide

The following schools are public schools in Rhode Island that serve students as tied to a specific mission and exist by way of statute.

The Office of School Opportunities awarded grants to district-charter partnerships with the explicit purpose of creating and sustaining collaboration in the two sectors.

These projects were: 

Afterschool Programming in Central Falls 

  • Blackstone Valley Prep (BVP), Blackstone Academy, Segue Institute for Learning, The Learning Community, Central Falls Public Schools, and the City of Central Falls focused on strengthening and sharing afterschool programs across the city of Central Falls through the hiring of a shared afterschool program coordinator. 

Enrollment Landscape Analysis in Providence 

  • Trinity Academy for the Performing Arts (TAPA) and Providence Public Schools (PPSD) led the next phase of work on Unified Enrollment, including reviving stakeholder engagement and contracting a landscape analysis to inform all charters on what is needed to move toward a robust Unified Enrollment system.

Multilingual Learner Consortium and Professional Development 

  • Charette Charter, Village Green, Nowell Academy, Rhode Island Nurses Institute Middle College, Providence Preparatory Academy, UCAP, and PPSD hired a shared MLL Specialist to lead collaborative professional development and consortium work geared towards supporting multilingual learners.

We will continue to highlight different initiatives at ride.ri.gov/charter!

Depending upon the nature of your questions, you can contact us at one of the following emails:

School Opportunities: For any general inquires to the Office.

Charter Public Schools: For specific questions and requests pertaining to Rhode Island's Public Charter Schools.

Non-Public Schools: For specific questions and requests pertaining to Rhode Island's Non-Public Schools.