The Sakonnet Early Learning Center (SELC) is located on East Road in southern Tiverton. It provides childcare and…More preschool education to children from 18 months to age 4. It has received accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children.
The facility has four classrooms, with a curriculum based around age-appropriate language, creativity and imagination development. The center also offers an after-school program, a summer camp and summer vacation program.
The school was founded in 1984 as a one-room schoolhouse. Director Deborah Raposa, who holds a degree in child psychology and education from Roger Williams University, always dreamt of owning and operating her own facility to cater to the needs of local children and their parents. SELC is licensed by the Department of Children, Youth and Families and the Rhode Island Department of Education.
The administrative offices for Tiverton's School Department are located within the high school on North Brayton Road.…More The district currently has around 1,950 students. There is a high school, middle school and three elementary schools: Fort Barton, Pocasset and William E. Ranger.
The elementary schools are for grades K-4 and the middle school is for grades 5-8.
All five of the school department's schools have hosted successful School Accountability for Learning and Teaching visits and the high school is currently accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.
All five schools within the district were recognized by the Rhode Island Department of Education for high student achievement on the New England Common Assessment Program.
Tiverton School Department is committed to standards-based instruction and performance in a K-12 curriculum.
The Tiverton School Committee meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month at 7 pm in the Tiverton High School Library. Announcements of all regular school committee meetings will be made at least two days prior to the meeting by the superintendent.
William J. Rearick is the superintendent of schools.