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

Financial Aid


It is important that families not let concerns about tuition costs prevent them from learning more about the advantages of a PCD education.


To qualify for PCD’s Financial Aid, families must demonstrate need through a standard application to School & Student Services (SSS) administered by the National Association of Independent Schools. A family’s calculated ability to pay will be considered along with a student’s qualifications and the school’s available funds when determining the level of tuition each family will pay.

The median Middle School tuition paid by families who currently qualify for reduced tuition is $18,096.

The median Upper School tuition paid by families who currently qualify for reduced tuition is $19,162.

Call the PCD Admissions Office at 401-438-5170 x105 with specific questions about affording a PCD education, as well as the SSS application process.

You may also call SSS directly at 800-344-8328 with questions about filing your SSS application.