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The Spurwink School services students in grades Kindergarten through 12th grade. In accordance with RI State Regulations, The Spurwink School curriculum follows the Common Core Standards with individualized accommodations and modifications, as needed. There is an emphasis on the integration of project-based, experiential learning as well as technology across grade levels. All students participate in Social Emotional Learning through a variety of individual and group activities within the milieu. The goal of our program is to assist students with interventional strategies, techniques, modifications and accommodations so that they can return to a less restrictive educational setting, or to transition from school to the workplace. Staff participate in professional development seminars, including implementation of the Trauma Informed Schools model. 


An important piece of student support and intervention addresses Social Emotional Learning, which correlate to all aspects of our program. This is central to the purpose and identity of the Spurwink School. The students who attend our program have challenges in these areas, which impact their ability to function in a traditional school setting. Prosocial skills, such as showing respect, maintaining safe behavior and remaining on task, are addressed in the classroom, and individual and group counseling sessions. 

Related Services: 

Speech/Language Pathologist 

The Speech/Language Pathologist addresses all areas of school-based communication and utilizes the Social Thinking Curriculum to assist with the application of pragmatic language in daily living. 

Occupational Therapist 

The occupational therapist addresses fine and gross motor skills, sensory processing needs and utilizes the Zones of Regulation program, which provides a tool for students to identify their level of arousal/internal stimulation at any given time. 

Arts Education 

Provided through a unique program of collaboration, The Spurwink School utilizes an Artist in Residence model that includes well-known local working artists who rotate on a quarterly basis through all age groups. Students create and perform in Music, Cartooning, Fine Arts and Dance/Movement.


To request more information:

Contact the Main Office

Mon-Fri 8am - 4pm

401-781-4380 ext.321

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