Education with impactNursery through eighth grade
Gordon School

At a glance

Gordon by the numbers

Total enrollment 353

Early Childhood (Nursery to Kindergarten) 65
Lower School (first grade to fourth grade) 134 
Middle School (fifth grade to eighth grade) 154

Female 171
Male 182

Two hundred applications submitted in an average year
Forty-five to fifty new students begin at Gordon in an average year
Students come from fifty-three different cities and towns in Rhode Island and Massachusetts

A racially diverse community
Students of color 147 (42% total)
Early Childhood 42% students of color
Lower School 50% students of color
Middle School 34% students of color
Faculty of color 23%
Trustees of color 27%

Family Individualized Tuition 
Family Individualized Tuition makes it possible for families from diverse economic backgrounds to make a customized financial commitment based on their unique circumstances. Tuition commitments within FIT range from $3,500 to $34,300.

To learn more about FIT please go to


Student to teacher ratio 8:1

Typical class size 
Fourteen to sixteen in Early Childhood and Lower School
Fifteen to eighteen in Middle School

Total faculty 56
Female 47
Male 9
Over fifty percent of Gordon’s faculty have Master's degrees
Facilities and campus highlights
Twelve acre campus with 70% open space
Library with over 21,000 volumes and e-readers available 
Lower and Middle School IDEA and Robotics Lab 
Early Childhood IDEA Lab 
Performance theater
Field house
Early Childhood ipad program
Lower School ipad, laptops, and desktops (depending on grade) program
Middle School one to one laptop program
E-readers in library
Interactive white boards in every classroom
Interscholastic sports: seven
Soccer, field hockey, cross country, basketball, tennis, lacrosse, track and field 
For fifth to eighth grade students
After school care
Daily until 5:30 pm for all ages, free care available before school beginning at 7:15 am. 
Over twenty-five enrichment programs covering music, theater, sports, language, science, art and more
Learn more at

High school placement
Gordon places a fresh class of eighth graders into high schools each year, giving the administration the opportunity to ensure that each student has a smooth transition academically and socially into a new school.
A complete look at Gordon graduates' high school choices is at

Accreditation: The Association of Independent Schools in New England
Member: The National Association of Independent Schools

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