The school, originally an all-girls school, was founded by the Sisters of the Cross and Passion in 1966. The school became co-educational in 1987. Current enrollment is about 400 students, hailing from all parts of RI – including Aquidneck Island – and nearby CT.
Prout’s academic program is rigorous, with 99% of its students going on to attend college. Prout is the only high school in the state to offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) program, a program internationally-recognized for its superior preparation of students for the college experience. The most recent class of graduates included 19 students who attained a full IB diploma – quite an incredible accomplishment. The school’s Class of 2020 received acceptances to some of the most selective colleges in the USA, including the US Military Academy at West Point, Dartmouth University and NotreDame. In fact, this year’s graduating class included three acceptances to US military academies.
More than sixty percent of our students participate on at least one of our 23 varsity and JV teams. There is lots of "cross over" at the school, with athletes participating in theatre productions and full IB students playing on varsity teams. Our unique Southern Rhode Island location affords our athletes opportunities to golf at Point Judith Country Club, swim at URI, sail in Newport, surf in Narragansett and row on the Narrow River.
Prout has a well-deserved reputation of welcoming new students and embracing differences in its school community. Each student completes 20 hours of community service each year. Many of the school’s talented and dedicated teachers and administrators serve dual roles.
While Prout is a Catholic school, all faith traditions are welcome. About 40% of the students are not Catholic. All students contribute a minimum of 20 hours of service a year to the community and Prout students are often seen in the community cleaning the beaches, entertaining seniors in nursing facilities, serving meals in soup kitchens and collecting canned goods and other items for homeless organizations like the Jonnycake Center.
Prout students come from all socio-economic backgrounds. Forty percent of students receive some sort of needs-based financial aid.
Prout alumni have gone on to make a real difference in the world, starting companies, starring on Broadway, dedicating their lives to service and achieving incredible feats in the world of science and medicine. A 2016 graduate and left-handed pitcher for the school was recently drafted by the San Diego Padres!