The Croft School – A new, innovative, high-quality private elementary school in the East Side neighborhood of Providence.

The Croft School is a new, innovative, high-quality private elementary school on the East Side of Providence. We’ve created a school that, above all else, is personalized, rigorous, and fun.

We are enrolling Pre-K and Kindergarten students for the 2018-19 school year.

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Education, Reimagined for a
New Generation of Parents and Children.

Extraordinary, Memorable Teachers


“In a great teacher’s classroom, students feel respected, and that their hard work of learning is valued, as well as their friendships and interests.” – Cristina Smith, Founding Teacher at The Croft School

What’s the difference between a good teacher and a great teacher? Here at The Croft School, we obsess over the answer to that question because we know it makes all the difference in the lives of our students. We make a deep commitment to extraordinary, and nothing less, in every teacher hiring decision we make. We can’t wait for you to meet our team.

Exceptional Student Experience, Lower Tuition


“I wish I could go to Croft today!”

That’s what we dream of our students saying when they wake up on Saturdays. And we believe that’s what will happen when they experience our personalized, rigorous, and fun program. By empowering teachers as leaders and forgoing the beautiful campuses of other private schools, we can provide this experience at 60% of the price of the area’s most expensive private schools.

The 6 C’s: Our Unique Approach to Families


“Why doesn’t every school think about families like this?” – East Side Parent

While we pride ourselves on having an outstanding student program, we deliver an innovative family experience that is second-to-none. We refer to it as our 6 C’s: Customization. Communication. Convenience. Classroom Access. Community. Customer Service.

Welcome to The Croft School, a new, innovative, high-quality independent elementary school in the East Side neighborhood of Providence, Rhode Island.

In fall 2018, we will open our school to 16 pre-kindergarten and 16 kindergarten students. Each year we will add an additional grade level until we are a small, fully enrolled elementary school serving approximately 100 students. To learn more about the story behind our school and to read a letter from our lead founder, click here.

We know that parents have difficult decisions to make when selecting an elementary school program that meets the needs of their children and their families. We have tried to design a student and parent experience that is excellent in every way. We believe these are some of the features that will make our school most attractive to young families.

We’ve designed pre-kindergarten and kindergarten programs that are personalized, rigorous, and fun. We invite you to read more about them here. We pride ourselves on having an outstanding student program. We also deliver an innovative family experience that is second-to-none, described here.

We are eager to meet your family and your child to discuss whether The Croft School will be a good fit. Please click here to schedule an informal coffee chat, the best way for us to learn more about your family and child, and for you to learn more about us. For other ways to contact us or remain informed, click here.

Our first admissions cycle runs from October 19, 2017 through November 30, 2017. Please click here to read more about our application process.