Award Year: 2014

Stephen Olney School

1378 Douglas Avenue
North Providence, RI, 02904-4336

(401) 233-1160

Mr. Arthur A. Corsini, Principal at time of Nomination

Title I School

North Providence

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To emphasize the unique needs of each child with the objective of becoming a successful asset to our community.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 5%
  • White: 81%
  • Hispanic: 11%
  • Asian: 3%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
Stephen Olney School, Play 60 Super School!

Stephen Olney School, Play 60 Super School!

Stephen Olney Elementary School serves a multitude of economically and culturally diverse families and students in the urban ring of North Providence, Rhode Island. Built in 1946, Stephen Olney School enjoys a rich tradition of community and family ties. Each year, students honor area veterans on Flag Day, "adopt" needy families during the holidays, donate hats, gloves and mittens to a local orphanage, and collect canned goods to help stock an in-house food pantry. During the 2013-14 school year, the school was selected to enter into a partnership with Bradley Hospital, a facility for children with disabilities, to provide opportunities for students to be mainstreamed across all grade levels.

Stephen Olney School has attained numerous achievements in recent years. A Distinguished Regents Commended School, the school has consistently exceeded state standardized averages on the NECAP State Assessments for the past ten years in reading (ELA), mathematics, science and writing. The dedicated and talented faculty are designated as "Highly Qualified" by the Rhode Island Department of Education. Principal Arthur Corsini was presented with the National Congress of Parents and Teachers Life Achievement Award in recognition of his devoted and distinguished services to children and youth. Due to its outstanding physical fitness and nutritional programs, Stephen Olney School was one of fifty schools throughout the nation to be recognized as a "Play 60 School."

Stephen Olney School continues to strive for excellence, dedicating itself to the future of its school and its students.