Head of School Welcome

Kevin Folan

Providence Country Day sparks the innate curiosity in all learners to actively participate in their education, not just observe or passively partake.

Play the Game; Change the Game


Nearly a century ago, the Providence Country Day School was founded upon the premise that you must participate, act, and engage: Play the Game. Well, it seems that great minds do think alike. Whether it’s Master Yoda, Do or do not; there is no try, Wayne Gretzky, You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take, and Brene Brown, Courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen, there is agreement that meaningful learning is an action verb. And, with such action, we can, and will, inspire change.

Providence Country Day sparks the innate curiosity in all learners to actively participate in their education, not just observe or passively partake. By doing, playing, engaging, PCD students grow in self-confidence, adjust from missteps, and ultimately lead with composure, conviction, and integrity. PCD students are courageous, resilient, and inspiring.

It is a great honor that my family joins this dynamic learning community and I am humbled to lead such a committed and connected community. As I have done over the past twelve months, I encourage you to investigate the ultimate question: Why PCD? You will learn, as I did, that Providence Country Day is guided by a team of dedicated and passionate educators who foster an inclusive culture in which students can simply be their most authentic selves. As one of our dynamic teachers told me months ago, “PCD teachers take their jobs seriously, but not themselves,” exemplifying the commitment to academic excellence and true authenticity.

I invite you to explore our website, to hear from our talented students, alumni, and parents, and to discover why PCD might just be the perfect learning environment not only for your child, but also for your family. The best way to discern if PCD is the right choice for your family, however, is to visit us on campus to see why our intentionally small school inspires greatness and changes lives.

Embedded in the fabric of the school’s founding, PCD students, alumni, and parents have been engaged participants in school, their communities, and in life. The Providence Country Day School equips their students to not only Play the Game, but to be Game Changers.

Go Knights!


Kevin Folan
Head of School

A.B., Bowdoin College, 2003
Government and Legal Studies

M.B.A., University of Connecticut, 2013
Finance and Marketing