Education Services

About TPC School

The Providence Center School offers a unique, intimate learning environment for children in grades pre-K through 12 who are experiencing acute behavioral and emotional symptoms. Fully licensed by the Department of Education, the school serves children and adolescents who have been referred for special needs education by school districts throughout Rhode Island.

The mission of The Providence Center School is to help students cultivate the ability to manage emotions and behavior in order to become successful life-long learners.


 Our team of certified special education teachers, teaching assistants, and masters level clinical therapists utilize a strength-based approach to address each student’s individual academic, social and mental health needs. Our goal is to help students cultivate the ability to manage emotions and behavior by using constructive, positive reinforcement methods.


Social and Emotional Learning

At the center of our curriculum is the Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) standards as identified by the Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL).


Tiers of TPC School


In order to promote both academic and personal growth, The Providence Center School incorporates these five important areas of development into the curriculum for students of all ages.

Common Core State Standards

The Providence Center School has developed its courses to meet Rhode Island’s Common Core State Standards (CCSS). This standard were created as a result of a multi-state effort to establish a shared set of clear standards for English language arts/literacy and mathematics. By following these standards, TPC School is able to ensure our students are learning the same material as students across Rhode Island, eventually allowing for a smooth transition back to their district school or into the workplace.