We believe firmly that all scholars can achieve and become successful college students and so we intentionally work to foster a college prep culture. To support this belief that every one of our scholars is college bound, we build elements of college pride into the everyday nuances of our scholars’ days.
The academic program at every BVP school includes:
While the manner in which these elements are implemented varies within different grade-spans, their presence is retained to continually emphasize our values through performance, recognition, and celebration. We invite you to explore how our model evolves as our scholars move through our grade-spans.
Watch our video on academics below or visit our elementary, middle, or high school pages.
The opportunity here at Blackstone Valley Prep is to truly impact change. We are challenging the status quo. With scholars from 4 very different communities, Central Falls, Cumberland, Lincoln, and Pawtucket, all performing very well - at high levels - we’re saying that all students can learn.
"BVP’s scholars consistently surprise me with their level of commitment to each other and their communities. Whenever I cede the floor to a conversation about class, race, or gender in reference to our text, I’m amazed at the depth and felicity of their perspectives."
Equity means that not every kid needs the exact same thing. Some kids might need some additional supports. For us, it's about making sure we individualize our supports and our approach for each of our students by considering what each one of them needs.
"Few students in the state (and indeed the nation) can engage with a discourse on integration with as much authority. I’m immensely grateful to teach such students and work with parents who have committed themselves annually to this vision, to these ideals, whether consciously or unconsciously."
We believe in doing whatever it takes to ensure all scholars learn and make progress; this sometimes means providing additional support.
Summer Academy is an invite-only enrichment program for current and incoming scholars at Blackstone Valley Prep Mayoral Academy. The program at Summer Academy focuses primarily on foundational academic skills, but also serves as a way to acclimate new scholars to the cultural and behavioral expectations at Blackstone Valley Prep. The goal is that scholars in the Summer Academy program are better prepared for the rigorous learning environment at Blackstone Valley Prep when they return for school that fall.