From the Principal
Welcome to The Prout School! Founded in 1966 by the Sisters of the Cross and Passion, a high school of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence since 1981 and co-educational since 1986, we pride ourselves on being a community of learners, a community of believers, and a community of friends. It is a special place and a setting where peace is the fruit of justice. This peace is found in our halls, on our playing fields, and within the family that is our School. It sets the climate in which each student is challenged and supported to grow academically, athletically, artistically, socially and spiritually. It joins our students to each other, to our faculty and administration, to our alumni, and to those who hope to join us one day. It joins us to the wider world. It teaches us to compete; to create, improve and innovate; and to collaborate and cooperate within the context of respect for God, for each other, and for ourselves. It fills us with joy.
We offer educational opportunities for qualified students from throughout Rhode Island and beyond. The only International Baccalaureate World School in our diocese and our State, we are one of a handful of New England schools and of Catholic schools throughout the Nation to hold this distinction. We offer rewarding classes for all students who are drawn to our family and admitted to our numbers, including a range of AP courses for students who are interested and qualified. We are widely known for excellence in preparing our students for the rigors of collegiate life; 99% of our graduates attend institutions of higher learning, including colleges and universities of regional, national, and international renown.
Our sports program develops athleticism and grace. We are proud of our division championships; we are proud of each and every student who wears our colors and nobly competes, whatever the outcome may be. Our commitment to the arts is justly renown. We provide outstanding opportunities for theatre, music, dance, and sculpture, and we are very proud of our alumni who go on to careers in those creative occupations.
We offer chaplaincy and campus ministry, retreats and service opportunities that enrich the soul, engage the mind, and open our lives to the mystery of the God who is Love and who is revealed in Jesus Christ. We believe in God, we believe in the gift and goodness of life, we believe in the talents, creativities, and gifts God has given us, and we believe in each other. We believe that come what may, faith in God, faith in Jesus, faith in our gifts and faith in each other enrich us in ways we can hardly tell, giving us strength and courage for the challenges of life. Here hope is found. We are a Catholic school, one in which the Church’s faith is known and celebrated. As a Catholic school we are open to all, Catholic and other, who seek a share in what we have been given.
Prout students work happily and well, individually and together, to prepare for their futures and to give to God, to others and themselves what they ought. Our students help each other, for they have learned to give and to receive without fear. Faculty and staff are committed to cultivating to this spirit of friendship, the defining hallmark of our life together. We invite you to experience this spirit throughout these pages and on our campus.
David J. A. Carradini