Saint Raphael Academy is a college preparatory, Catholic, coeducational high school guided by the principles of Saint John Baptist de La Salle. We are focused upon offering a rigorous academic curriculum in a nurturing environment that addresses the needs and learning styles of our students, whether they are independent learners or may need more academic support. We strive to meet students at their current levels of academic success and enhance their reading and writing skills, knowledge, and critical thinking abilities in order for them to reach their fullest potential. Therefore, we offer academic programs of study for students of various ability levels, including Honors (H), Advanced College Placement (ACP), and College Placement (CP) levels.
In addition, Saint Raphael offers The Advanced Placement Program. It is a joint cooperative educational endeavor of the College Board, participating colleges/universities, and Saint Raphael Academy. The Advanced Placement (AP) Program is provided as part of the curriculum to encourage the student who has demonstrated superior achievement. This program challenges and stimulates students, accelerates learning, individualizes education, and indicates to the public that this school values intellectual achievement and academic excellence. Also, Saints offers the Early Enrollment Program (EEP) through Rhode Island College, which allows students to earn college credit while still in high school. EEP is a concurrent enrollment program that offers college credit from Rhode Island College to highly motivated high school students. Concurrent enrollment means the student earns both high school credit and college credit for certain designated courses at their respective high schools. Students who are seeking an academic challenge and have maintained a strong academic average may qualify for participation in the Early Enrollment Program, contingent upon the recommendations of teachers and school counselors.
Saint Raphael Academy is accredited by the National Education Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), and is a member of the National Catholic Education Association (NCEA), Rhode Island Association of School Principals (RIASP), Lasallian Association of Secondary School Chief Administrators (LASSCA) among others.
STEAM at SRA
Saint Raphael Academy is the first and only high school in Rhode Island to become a STEAM Academy. The Academy completed its three-year certification in 2019 through a program at Roger Williams University/School of Continuing Education and in conjunction with the Diocese of Providence Catholic School Office.
The Academy integrates STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art+Design, Math) education into its mission, curriculum, programs, instruction, planning and community engagement. As a result, fundamental shifts in curriculum as well as classroom instruction have allowed for artistic and scientific exploration regardless of the content. Students are active in creative problem-solving and discovering unique ways to learn and engage with faculty and classmates.
The Theology Department has new project requirements for the Christian service hours students perform as part of their requirement for graduation.
All students will complete a project that will explore their deeper connection to their service hours. Freshmen and sophomores will still perform 10 hours of service, and juniors and seniors will still perform 20 hours of service. Service hours for the 2019-2020 academic year may begin to accrue after June 13, 2019, so summer projects are acceptable.
Please review the details of the projects here.
Let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God.
St. John Baptist De La Salle….
Pray for us.
Live Jesus in our hearts,
Saint Raphael Academy is guided by the tenets of a Lasallian education:
1. We Instill Gospel Values. Ask for the grace to bring about the conversion of the hearts of those in your care. – Meditation 196
2. We Are Animated By and Foster a Spirit of Faith and Zeal. You will contribute in your ministry only in so far as you have the fullness of faith and are guided by the spirit of faith. – Meditation 139
3. We Develop and Maintain Diverse Programs Meeting Recognized Standards of Excellence. The Institute establishes, renews, and diversifies its works according to what the kingdom of God requires. – The Brothers Rule, Article 11
4. We Create and Sustain Respectful Human Relationships in Community. As the only object of those who form a community should be to encourage each other in the service of God, they should strive earnestly to do so, and to live united in heart and mind. – Meditation 113
5. We Exercise a Preferential Option for the Poor. For how long has Jesus been presenting himself to you and knocking at the door of your heart and you have not wanted to receive him. Why? Because he only presents himself under the form of a poor person. – Meditation for the Principal Feast 85