The Greene School

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Basic Information

Address: 94 John Potter Rd West Greenwich, RI 02817
County: RI
School District: West Greenwich
Phone Number: 4013978600
President: Joshua Laplante
Principal: Alex Edelmann
School Type: Independent Public Charter

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Additional Information

Accreditation: EL Education
Founded: 2010
Organization Affiliation: EL Education (Expeditionary Learning)
Ages/Grades: 9-12
School Setting:

The Greene School is located at 94 John Potter Road in West Greenwich situated on 70 beautiful acres of natural forest with trails and various ecosystems for study and exploration, low and high ropes elements for wellness and team building, and three buildings to promote a campus structure for students who attend.

School Schedule: 7 hour school days
School days in Calendar Year: 180

Statewide Enrollment

School Size: 210
Student/Teacher Ratio: 11:1


Financial Aid:

The Greene School is tuition free


The Greene School is part of the advanced course network and offers college preparatory classes as well as college board advanced placement and Early Enrollment courses through Rhode Island College. Our entire program of study can be viewed on our website at

Percentage of Graduating Class: 96%
Summer School: Yes
After School Programs: Yes
Computer Capabilities:

1:1 distribution

School Clubs:

National Honor Society
Student Government
Student Ambassadors
Music Jam Session
Ski Trip
International Travel
Domestic Service and Stewardship
Prom Committee

Admissions Deadline: Lottery Day: March 1
Mission Statement:

The Greene School explores the interdependence of human and natural systems.  Through a rigorous pre-college curriculum, we develop citizens and leaders engaged in finding peaceful and sustainable solutions to local and global challenges. 

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

The Greene School embraces an educational discipline of 'learn-by-doing.' Known as EL Education (Expeditionary Learning), our approach is:

  1. Learning is active
  2. Learning is challenging
  3. Learning is meaningful
  4. Learning is public
  5. Learning is collaborative

School History:

April, 2019

Students and staff were invited to meet Dr. Mona Attisha- Hanna, author of What The Eyes Don't See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in An American City.

Mr. Richard Louv, author of the book Last Child in the Woods and inspiration for the founding of The Greene School visited our campus to meet with students and staff.

October, 2017

Ribbon cutting ceremony for the purchase and renovations of 94 John Potter Rd.

Dedication of the Alvarez Center for Arts and Wellness

June, 2017

Renovations began on all three buildings to increase instructional space including the construction of a new science lab facility.​

November, 2016

The Greene School purchased 70.8 acres at 94 John Potter Road.

November, 2015

The Greene School was named as an EL Credentialed School.

September, 2015

We received unconditional five-year renewal by the Rhode Island Department of Education.

June, 2014

We graduated our first complete four-year class.

April, 2014

The Greene School achieved recognition from the US Department of Education as a National Green Ribbon School.​

June, 2013

We graduated our first class, completing three years.

September, 2010

The Greene School opened with 84 students in grades 9 and 10.

May, 2010

A charter for The Greene School was approved by the Rhode Island Department of Education for up to 210 students.

November, 2007

The founding Board of The Greene School submitted an application to the RI Department of Education to open an environmental charter high school, to serve 210 students in grades 9 through 12.

Notes/School Information:

The Greene School servces students from over 20 districts across the state of Rhode Island and is an intentionally diverse community focused on developing engaged citizens and active leaders for environmental and social justice.