Contact Us


Please contact the admissions office for additional information or to schedule a visit.

401-438-5170 x137


Meet the department

Diane Palazzo

Admissions Administrative Assistant

Melanie Parsons

Director of Admissions and Financial Aid

Peter Walsworth

Assistant Director of Admissions

Welcome to PCD

We invite you to change the game — for yourself, your peers, your community, and beyond. Schedule a visit and see for yourself how PCD students make a difference.

The Providence Country Day School offers an independent middle and high school education for sixth through 12th graders. We are dedicated to inspiring lives of engaged citizenship, and living our core values every day enables us to fulfill this mission. While we are proud of the successful adults our students become, we are equally proud of the joy and inspiration they find along their journey, simply in coming together each day to talk, listen, study, play, try, fail, perform, win, lose, socialize, reflect, and start again. Here you will find a values system and community character in which high achievement is not attained at the expense of kindness and humanity. Come visit our campus to experience what life at PCD is like and to explore how your commitment and participation can make a difference in the PCD community and beyond.

Do you have what it takes to be a PCD student? The answer is "yes" if you value academic achievement, seek to challenge yourself across multiple venues, and take the opportunity to be actively engaged in the life of the school. If you want to make a difference, you might want to be a PCD student.

Accepting the challenge to Change the Game means:
  • Making a difference—for yourself and for others—in your school, your community, and the world.
  • Bringing your own perspective but also a willing spirit and an openness to seeing things differently.
  • Embracing a quiet moment and being a good listener, but also jumping in to make some noise.
  • Finding your personal voice and the courage to use it.
  • Making something better every day—for others and for yourself.
  • Getting your hands dirty—trying something new and valuing both the resulting successes and failures.
  • Fitting in by standing out—belonging because you are in a community of peers and mentors, each of whom is standing out in a unique way.

I never want to stifle the natural curiosity that my students have. I want them to experience the joy, the awe, the satisfaction of discovery. That's what keeps me going and I hope that's what keeps them going too.
Carol-Ann Tripp, Physics Teacher