"Celebrating Over 50 Years of Educational Excellence"
Cluny School offers Christian values and quality education in a warm, nurturing environment. There is one of each grade Preschool through 8th. The average class size for K through 8th is 20 students. Preschool is limited to 8 students. Pre-K is limited to 18 students. Both Kindergarten and Pre-K have full-time assistants. We provide each student with an excellent academic and spiritual foundation to be successful in today's world. Our four acre campus is located near the historic Ocean Drive and Fort Adams.
Our school hours are from 8:55 a.m. - 3:05 p.m.
Drop off begins at 7:30 a.m. for our before school program and our extended day program runs from dismissal to 5:30 p.m. (click here for further details).
Students are expected to come to school in complete uniform as detailed in the Parent/Student Handbook issued at registration.
The uniform company is Donnelly's School Apparel located in Providence, RI. Uniforms may be ordered by phone (1-800-498-0045), online store at www.donnellysclothing.com or visiting the store. We also have a used uniform closet where uniforms can be purchased for 1/3 the price or an even exchange.
The students bring their lunch each day. Milk is available Monday through Friday through the Parents' Club Milk Program. There is also an optional "Pizza Friday" program run by the Parents' Club.
Busing is available at no cost to residents of Newport, Middletown, Portsmouth, Little Compton and Tiverton.
Cluny School offers early drop-off for all students. Students can be dropped off at 7:30 a.m. for quiet activities, reading, studying or homework.
The After-School Care is offered to all students at Cluny School. Students in grades 7 and 8 are encouraged to volunteer in the program to assist adult leaders. The program is offered every school day beginning at dismissal with pickup time between 5:15 and 5:30 p.m.
Cluny School has a long and distinguished history in Newport County. In 1953, at the invitation of the Bishop of Providence, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Cluny established their first Provincial House and Novitiate in the United States. The Provincial House was located on Brenton Road, in Newport, Rhode Island, across the street from the Arthur Curtis James estate, which was deeded to the Diocese of Providence in 1941. In 2008, the Provincial House was relocated to Restmere Terrace in Middletown, RI.
In 1957, Commander Black of the U.S. Navy was looking for a location to enroll Navy children, specifically kindergarten-aged children, as other area schools had reached their capacity. He suggested to the Sisters that an existing building on the James estate be used to create a Kindergarten. Over the years, Cluny School has expanded to provide a complete Pre-K to 8th-grade education.
Cluny School is an exceptional Catholic elementary school made up of children from all the communities on Aquidneck Island, Jamestown and Tiverton. Forty percent of our student body is non-Catholic and many of the students are from military families stationed at the Naval War College. Cluny School is fully accredited through the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and offers outstanding academic programs in mathematics, science, social studies, language arts, media and technology, Spanish and physical education. Through the years, our graduates have been accepted at many prominent private and public high schools including: