For Families

2017 Graduation Information

Graduation for Prout's Class of 2017 will take place on Tuesday, June 13 at the Cathedral of Saints John & Paul in Providence. The following details have been provided to ensure a beautiful graduating ceremony befitting our students.

The Cathedral of Saints John & Paul is conveniently located off Route 95 at 30 Fenner Street in Providence, RI.

Cathedral doors will open at 5:45pm. All seniors must report to the basement of the Cathedral by 6:15pm. Ceremony begins promptly at 7:00pm.

Each family of a graduate will have ten tickets, 4 of which are designated as Immediate Family seating, six of which are designated as General seating. Immediate Family seating will put you on the same side of the Cathedral as your graduate once he/she is seated and nearest the center aisle. General seating will be mostly on the wings of the church, furthest from the center aisle. Click here for a layout of Cathedral seating.

Tickets will be distributed to each graduate at the Senior Barbecue on June 9.

If your family does not require all ten tickets, please complete this form and return to it to the Main Office by Monday, June 5. Larger families thank you in advance!

There are multiple parking lots free for all attendees adjacent to the Cathedral that open as early as 4:00pm. The Cathedral parking attendants will manage all traffic.

Handicapped Access
Cathedral parking attendants will direct those requiring handicapped access to the entrance with the elevator. Upon arrival, please inform the attendant if you need access. Inside the Cathedral, there is a handicapped seating section for those in wheelchairs. Alternately, please see the following section about busing.

We understand that there may be family members with physical limitations who require busing for the event. We will reserve busing based upon need. The bus will leave Prout no later than 4:30pm and will depart from the Cathedral twenty minutes after the ceremony to return to Prout. Reserve your spot on the bus by returning this form to the Main Office by Monday, June 5.

Cap & Gown
Seniors will receive their caps and gowns at noon in the auditorium on Friday, June 9 prior to the Senior Barbecue.

All seniors must be in the auditorium by 8:00am on Monday, June 12. From there, seniors will board the buses for the Cathedral for rehearsal. Seniors are not permitted to drive themselves to rehearsal. Seniors will be back to Prout by noon.

Before and after the ceremony, families are welcome to take photos outside the Cathedral up until the Cathedral doors open at 5:45pm. From 5:45pm to 6:10pm, after being seated, families may take photos inside the Cathedral. All graduates must be in the basement of the Cathedral by 6:15pm.

During the ceremony, families can take pictures/video inside the Cathedral from their seats. Only the school's official photographer and videographer are allowed to move during the graduation. Lifetouch will take photos of each graduate with his/her diploma, while the videographer will capture the entire ceremony. The photos and the video will be made available to parents for purchase.

Please contact Prout parent Michelle Fonseca at (401) 474-1176 if you'd like to "chip in" on hiring a professional photographer, Susan Sancomb, also a Prout parent, to take photos of your graduate, family and friends prior to the beginning of the ceremony.

Please contact Carolyn Lawrence, Assistant Principal, at (401) 789-9262 x 516 if you have further questions.