About

The Providence Center School is a special education school for students in preschool through grade 12 diagnosed with emotional and behavioral disorders.

Our goal is to prepare students to successfully return to their community schools, enroll in less restrictive programs, graduate from high school, pursue higher education or join the workforce.

Students are referred to TPC School by their home school districts through special education directors. TPC School meets the learning and therapeutic needs of students with diagnoses such as: 

  • Attention deficit disorder (ADD) and attention deficit disorder with hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Major anxiety disorders
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Major depressive disorder
  • Asperger’s syndrome

Our curriculum combines academic instruction guided by Common Core Standards with clinical services, behavioral supports, therapeutic interventions and family support services designed to meet the unique needs of each student. TPC School strives to help students cultivate the ability to manage emotions and behavior in order to become successful learners.

Our Team

TPC School’s team of dedicated, experienced academic and clinical professionals includes:

  • Certified special education teachers
  • Teaching assistants
  • Clinical therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Occupational therapists
  • Speech therapists

The TPC School Philosophy

Our individualized, strength-based approach to learning is guided by our values:

  • Students have unique strengths and abilities, which we emphasize as we help them to overcome emotional, social, behavioral and academic challenges.
  • Students benefit from building solid, trusting and reciprocal relationships with peers and adults.
  • Students thrive in a school culture that is positive and solution focused.
  • Students have the ability to make changes, meet goals and achieve success when provided with consistent expectations, instruction, behavioral and clinical support and the conviction that they will accomplish their goals.
  • Improved coping and problem-solving skills enhance students academic functioning and give them the opportunity to return to their community schools, enroll in less restrictive programs, graduate from high school, pursue a higher education or join the workforce.

The Providence Center School is fully accredited by the Rhode Island Department of Education.