Overview

Portsmouth Abbey School is the nation's leading Catholic Benedictine coeducational boarding school. The School was founded in 1926 by Father Hugh Diman, a Benedictine monk and our first Headmaster. As part of the Benedictine tradition, we approach education, spirituality, athletics, and the arts in a balanced fashion, and that balance is at the heart of the way we live and learn. Portsmouth Abbey School is intellectually challenging and a friendly, safe, and nurturing place to go to school. Located near Newport, Rhode Island, the campus sits on 500 acres bordered by Narragansett Bay and the Aquidneck Club. This location provides a safe environment for 350 students in grades 9-12. It has 43 athletic teams, diverse community service programs, and extraordinary golf, sailing, squash, equestrian, and fitness facilities.
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Official information of Portsmouth Abbey School in 2024 | FindingSchool

A Boarding
A Matriculation
A- Academics
B+ Extracurricular activities
A Community
A Reviews
A- Int. student mgmt

Boarding Grades: 9-12
Co-ed
Rural
ESL: No
Tuition: $69,570
# of Students: 338
Teacher:Student: 1:5
International Student: 18%
AP Courses: 19
Endowment: $147,929/stu.
Faculty w/ adv. degree: 45%
SAT: 1330/1600
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US Boarding School

Matriculation

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#3 Harvard College 1
#3 Yale University 2
LAC #1 Williams College 1
#6 University of Chicago 2
#7 Johns Hopkins University 7
#7 University of Pennsylvania 4
#10 Duke University 1
#10 Northwestern University 3
LAC #2 Amherst College 1
#12 Dartmouth College 1
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#15 Washington University in St. Louis 3
#17 Cornell University 2
#18 University of Notre Dame 3
#20 University of California: Berkeley 1
LAC #4 Swarthmore College 1
#22 Carnegie Mellon University 1
#22 Emory University 3
#22 Georgetown University 4
#25 New York University 1
#25 University of Michigan 2
#25 University of Southern California 3
#25 University of Virginia 3
#29 Wake Forest University 3
LAC #6 United States Naval Academy 4
#32 University of California: Santa Barbara 1
#34 University of California: Irvine 1
#36 Boston College 2
#36 University of Rochester 1
#38 University of California: Davis 1
#38 University of Wisconsin-Madison 3
#41 Boston University 17
#44 Case Western Reserve University 1
#44 Northeastern University 5
#49 University of Georgia 2
#51 Lehigh University 1
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#51 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 3
#51 Villanova University 4
#55 Florida State University 1
#55 Rhodes College 2
#55 Santa Clara University 1
#55 University of Miami 2
#62 George Washington University 4
#62 Syracuse University 3
#62 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University 1
LAC #13 Smith College 2
#67 Texas A&M University 1
#67 University of Massachusetts Amherst 2
#67 Worcester Polytechnic Institute 3
#68 St. Lawrence University 1
#70 Virginia Military Institute 1
#70 Wofford College 1
#72 American University 2
#72 Fordham University 5
#72 Hobart and William Smith Colleges 1
#72 Indiana University Bloomington 1
#72 Southern Methodist University 5
LAC #15 Davidson College 3
#76 College of Wooster 1
#77 Baylor University 2
#83 Stevens Institute of Technology 1
#85 University of Puget Sound 1
#89 Colorado School of Mines 2
#89 Elon University 1
#89 Howard University 1
#89 St. Mary's College of Maryland 1
#89 Stonehill College 4
#89 Texas Christian University 2
LAC #18 Barnard College 2
LAC #18 Colgate University 1
LAC #18 University of Richmond 1
#97 Clark University 1
#97 University of Illinois at Chicago 1
#97 University of San Diego 2
#105 Drexel University 2
#105 Miami University: Oxford 1
#105 University of San Francisco 1
#107 Whittier College 1
#111 Ohio Wesleyan University 1
#115 Fairfield University 5
#115 Loyola University Chicago 1
#115 University of South Carolina: Columbia 1
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LAC #25 Bates College 2
LAC #27 Macalester College 1
#137 George Mason University 1
#137 University of Alabama 4
#137 University of New Hampshire 1
#151 Florida International University 1
#151 University of Cincinnati 1
LAC #31 Kenyon College 1
LAC #33 College of the Holy Cross 4
LAC #33 Pitzer College 1
#176 Catholic University of America 3
#182 Montclair State University 1
#182 University of Rhode Island 15
LAC #37 Bucknell University 3
LAC #37 Occidental College 1
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The New School College of Performing Arts 1
United States Coast Guard Academy 1
United States Merchant Marine Academy 2
United States Military Academy 3
University of Houston-Clear Lake 1
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 3
University of New Haven 3
University of St. Andrews 1
University of Tampa 1
University of Toronto 1
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AP Courses

(Total 19)
Art History
Biology
Calculus AB
Calculus BC
Computer Science A
European History
French Language and Culture
Spanish Language and Culture
Statistics
Chemistry
Art History
Biology
Calculus AB
Calculus BC
Computer Science A
European History
French Language and Culture
Spanish Language and Culture
Statistics
Chemistry
Music Theory
United States History
World History
Spanish Literature and Culture
English Literature and Composition
Latin
Latin Literature
Chinese Language and Culture
Physics C: Mechanics
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Sports

(Total 16)
Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Field Hockey
Football
Golf
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Sailing
Soccer
Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Field Hockey
Football
Golf
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Sailing
Soccer
Softball
Squash
Tennis
Track and Field
Volleyball
Wrestling
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Arts

(Total 17)
Ceramics
Photography
Drama
Musical
Comedy
Tech Crew
Theatrical productions
Abbey Singers
Sinfonia Jazz Band
Art Club
Ceramics
Photography
Drama
Musical
Comedy
Tech Crew
Theatrical productions
Abbey Singers
Sinfonia Jazz Band
Art Club
Fundamentals of Art
2D Visual Art
Advanced Art
Digital Media Production
AP Music Theory
Drama Workshop
Creative Writing
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Extracurricular Activities and Clubs

(Total 25)
Amnesty International
Bible Study Group Big Brothers and Big Sisters
Chess Club
Christian Community Service
Creative Writing Workshop
Cultural Awareness at Portsmouth, CAAP
Debate Club
Future Problem Solvers
Horseback riding
Humanities Forum
Amnesty International
Bible Study Group Big Brothers and Big Sisters
Chess Club
Christian Community Service
Creative Writing Workshop
Cultural Awareness at Portsmouth, CAAP
Debate Club
Future Problem Solvers
Horseback riding
Humanities Forum
Model United Nations
New England Math League
Peer Tutors
Radio station, WJHD
Red Key, campus tour guides
Saint Francis de Sales group
Social Committee
Student Athletic Advisory Board
Student Council
Students Against Destructive
The Beacon, the student newspaper
The Gregorian, the yearbook
The Raven, literary magazine
TLC, Teens Leading Children
Tuck Shop, student-run snack shop
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Basic Info

Year Founded: 1926
Campus Size: 525 acres
Boarding Rate: 75%
Religious Affiliation: Catholic

Application Info

Deadline: 01/31
Interview: Skype, On Campus, Zoom
Pre Interview: No Requirement
School Code:
TOEFL: 2227
SSAT: 5860

TOEFL

SSAT

Brief Reviews

(Total 39)
4.7/ 5

Detailed Reviews

(Total 3)
4.7 / 5 Overall
4.7 / 5 Academics
5.0 / 5 Campus
4.0 / 5 Student Life
4.7 / 5 Athletic&Art
4.2 / 5 Transportation

Q&A

(Total 100)

Frequently Ask Questions about Portsmouth Abbey School

01.
Tell me a bit about Portsmouth Abbey School.
Portsmouth Abbey School is Co-ed private boarding school located in Boston, Rhode Island, US. It was founded 1926, and currently has about 338 students, 18.00% of whom are international students.

For more official information, please visit http://www.portsmouthabbey.org.
06.
Where is Portsmouth Abbey School located?
Portsmouth Abbey School is located in the State of Rhode Island of USA. The closest major city is Boston, which is about 53 miles away from school. Most families can choose Logan International Airport to travel in and out of school.
02.
Does Portsmouth Abbey School have rigorous academic requirements?
Portsmouth Abbey School is offering 19 AP courses.

Portsmouth Abbey School also have 45% of faculties whose degrees are master and above.
07.
How popular is Portsmouth Abbey School on FindingSchool network?
Based on FindingSchool monthly traffic data as well as onsite search record, Portsmouth Abbey School is among the most popular schools, within top 53 for all US schools.

Also Portsmouth Abbey School has been favorited by 609 users.
03.
Where do Portsmouth Abbey School students typically go for their colleges?
Based on the most recent matriculation data, 10.25% go to top 50 US universities and colleges*, 12.25% go to top 25, and about 3% go to Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Stanford and MIT.

*Ranking is based on the 2024 US News College Ranking.
08.
How to start with an application with Portsmouth Abbey School?
The first stop is to carefully review the school profile on FindingSchool to learn more about Portsmouth Abbey School. Most of them are directly provided by the school.

Also it is highly recommended to visit Portsmouth Abbey School’s official site: http://www.portsmouthabbey.org or call them at 401-683-2000.
04.
What is the application requirement for Portsmouth Abbey School?
Similar to most private schools in the US, Portsmouth Abbey School’s typical admission requirements include school transcript, recommendation letter, application essay, standard test (like TOEFL and SSAT), and interview (often optional, but highly recommended).
09.
Please share a few nearby schools that are close to Portsmouth Abbey School?
Yes, here are few: Western Reserve Academy, Berkshire School and Wyoming Seminary.

The closest major city is Boston. You can find out more schools near Boston here.
05.
What is the latest tuition for Portsmouth Abbey School’s Co-ed student?
The total fee for Portsmouth Abbey School in 2024 is $74,310 , which typically includes tuition, boarding fee, student management fee and a few other fees associated with managing international students.

For more information, please contact school’s admission team at admissions@portsmouthabbey.org .
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What is the FindingSchool rating for Portsmouth Abbey School?
The overall rating for Portsmouth Abbey School is A.

The section ratings of Portsmouth Abbey School are:
A for Matriculation
A- for Academics
B+ for Extracurriculum
A for Community
A for Students and Parents reviews
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