Our admissions deadline for 2019-20 Kindergarten and Grade 1 recently passed, but we are accepting new applications on a rolling basis. 

The online application can be found and completed here.

We anticipate high interest in enrollment for the 2020-21 school year. We encourage families interested in Fall 2020 enrollment in Kindergarten, Grade 1, or Grade 2 to add your name to our Croft: Providence interest list here. Our 2020-21 admissions timelines, including information about different admissions rounds, will be posted on this site in early fall 2019.



What is our Admissions Process?


1. Express interest and get to know the school.

While not required, we encourage families to add their name to our enrollment interest list (see above). Once you do this, we’ll invite you (totally optional) to join our Head of School for coffee and take an informal tour of the school.


2. Complete our online application.

The first “formal” step in our admissions process is to complete a short online application and submit a $50 application fee. The 2019-20 application is available here.  The 2020-21 application will be available in October 2019.


3. Schedule and complete a family/child interview/activity with the Croft team.

Once we receive an online application, we will schedule an in-person meeting with each family and applicant. This will include fun activities for the applicant to complete with one of our teachers, as well as an opportunity for family members to engage in conversation with our Head of School.  Occasionally, following the in-person activity, we will seek permission from a family to speak with representatives from the applicant’s current school.


4. Receive Admissions Decision, Apply for Financial Aid (Optional), and Determine Whether Accept Seat.

Families will be notified of The Croft School’s admissions decision within a couple of weeks of their admissions visit.


Tuition and Fees


We have worked hard to set tuition at a rate that enables us to provide extraordinary quality at outstanding value.

Providence is blessed to have some incredible independent schools, including Wheeler, Moses Brown, Gordon, and Lincoln. We share with those schools a commitment to excellent teaching and a strong sense of community. What sets us apart is that we’re small enough to personalize the learning experience for each child. And, these schools have beautiful campuses. We have a nice, but smaller, facility. That is one of the factors that allows us to charge about half of the tuition of the most expensive private schools in or near the East Side.

School Tuition
Wheeler (2019-20) $32,090
Moses Brown (2019-20) $33,535
The Croft School (2019-20) – Incoming Students $16,970

Our Monday-Friday drop-off window begins at 7:30am and our regular kindergarten program ends at 3:00pm. We offer two Monday-Friday extended day options:

  • 3:00pm-4:15pm – $13/day (includes Extended Day Enrichment)

  • 3:00pm-5:30pm – $25/day (includes Extended Day Enrichment plus additional after school activities)

Financial Support and Customized Tuition Solutions:

The Croft School: Providence  is committed to enrolling a diverse student body. We offer a unique approach to financial support so that the school can be accessible to families and students from a broad range of economic circumstances. Our process for determining whether a family and child may qualify for a customized tuition solution is straightforward, efficient, and transparent. Please contact us for additional information. 


Eligibility & Non-Discrimination


Students seeking enrollment in our Kindergarten program are typically five years old on September 1 of the year they begin our K program. Please contact us to discuss enrollment for students outside of their respective age range; eligibility will be considered on a limited basis.  There are no geographic eligibility restrictions for students seeking enrollment in The Croft School. Our student body includes students from the East Side of Providence as well communities throughout Rhode Island and southern Massachusetts.

The Croft School: Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, religion, national or ethnic origin, or disability, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law. We encourage families and students of all backgrounds to apply.