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The Prout School

Private K-12 School

Mailing Address
4640 Tower Hill Road
Wakefield, Rhode Island 02879
(401) 789-9262
School Information
"The Prout School is a Catholic, diocesan, coeducational college-preparatory school educating students in southern Rhode Island for more than 50 years. We have been an IB [International Baccalaureate] World School for more than 20 years." Furthermore, "The Prout School is a vibrant Catholic community that educates the whole person for productive membership in the global community by fostering quality in spiritual, academic, artistic and athletic pursuits." Regarding the founding of the school, "On September 8, 1966, Prout Memorial High School opened its doors to a student body of 95 freshman and sophomores, all girls. The faculty and staff included nine Sisters of the Cross and Passion and five lay teachers, led by Sister Dolores, CP, the school's first headmistress." Later on, "In 1981, Prout became a diocesan high school. However, the founding Sisters remained as administrators and teachers. In September of 1986, responding to the need for a Catholic, coeducational high school in southern Rhode Island, Prout opened its doors to young men" (Source:
General Information
The Prout School incorporates some aspects of anti-racism and DEI concepts into its practices. Namely, the school indicated within its "Reopening Planning Template" that the school will implement professional training surrounding cultural responsiveness and trauma. The school also indicated that its curriculum will incorporate anti-racism concepts. At this time, no required Critical Race Training is required of students. See developments below:

Actions Taken

Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training
  • In 2020, the school issued its "Reopening Planning Template" which states that the school would "provide training for restorative supports and professional learning offerings for teachers around trauma, social emotional learning, restorative practices, and culturally responsive education." In addition, "under the leadership of the Student Support Team, all teaching and student support staff will undergo training as advisors."
Curriculum Changes and Requirements
  • In 2020, the school issued its "Reopening Planning Template" which states that "advisories themselves will have a set curriculum to support and identify student social emotive needs as well as a particular emphasis on anti-racism which is the Christian Social Justice emphasis for next year."
  • The school's summer 2021 reading list for grades 9-12 includes "Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning" by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi.
Last updated November 27th, 2023
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