Rhode Island Schools


Excel Academy Rhode Island is a tuition-free charter public K-12 school that has received preliminary approval from the Rhode Island Board of Education to begin serving students in the 2022-2023 school year. Our school will serve 5th graders from the city of Providence, North Providence, and Central Falls starting in September 2022. 

We present our students with educational experiences that allow them to grow and discover their best selves so that when they leave our halls, they can successfully navigate all of the post-secondary options available to them. Our theory of change has remained consistent: when a student has the support and tools to pursue a productive post-secondary pathway aligned with personal identity and values, it can fundamentally change their life trajectory.

To find out more about our student enrollment process or general questions about our school please contact rienrollment@friendsofexcelacademy.org

We support youth to grow and discover who they are through rigorous, anti-racist, and identity-affirming academic curriculum.  When the whole child excels, our community excels. Excel Academy’s students have achieved remarkable success at the middle and high school levels. Excel Academy students have consistently been ranked as top performers, “Meeting or Exceeding Expectations” on state exams. 

At Excel Academy, we learn from our students, families, and staff and make improvements as needed. Over time, we have increasingly adapted to provide a holistic education that fosters identity development, equity for diverse learners, and social-emotional development. Our team of passionate, intelligent, driven, and loving staff is at the core of the work we do. We are honored to be able to partner with and learn from families and community stakeholders in Rhode Island as Excel embarks its educational journey here.”


Extended School Day

Excel RI is developing a school calendar that aligns with the needs of the students and families they serve. This includes extended academic day, after-school programming, and regular weekend enrichment and academic support options. 

Transportation Description

Excel RI will provide transportation options to our families. For all transportation needs please contact our Excel RI Operations team.