Classical High School

Classical High School, founded in 1843, is a public magnet school in the Providence School District, in Providence, Rhode Island. It was originally an all-male school but has since become co-ed. Classical's motto is Certare, Petere, Reperire, Neque Cedere, a Latin translation of the famous phrase taken from Tennyson's poem "Ulysses", "To Strive, to Seek, to Find, and Not to Yield".

It has been rated "High Performing and Sustaining" by its performance in 2005 on the New Standards Reference Exam, placing third in the state. The school also made Newsweek's America's Best High Schools of 2012 with a 99% graduation rate, 95% college bound, an average SAT score of 1578, and an average AP score of 2.8. Classical High School stands roughly at the intersection of the Federal Hill, West End, and Upper South Providence neighborhoods.

Classical High School integrates a rich and challenging program of study in the arts, sciences, languages and humanities. In addition, Classical incorporates a wide variety of extracurricular activities that include academic competitions, content-specific field trip experiences, athletic programs and sports events, art presentations, theatre productions, music groups/shows and many diverse student clubs and organizations. Classical’s faculty and administration are committed to a continuous effort to improve and enhance academic programs and to promote and support high academic expectations for each student. As a result, Classical High School continues to rank as one of the highest performing public high schools nationwide and its graduates go on to attend many of the top and most prestigious colleges and universities in the country.

Classical High School, a demanding college preparatory examination school, serves a diverse community and provides its students with the means to achieve high standards in a rigorous learning environment.  Classical encourages its students to pursue academic, athletic, artistic and personal growth so that they will experience success in colleges and universities, and will demonstrate excellence and leadership within the global and local community.

The Classical High School is a Public university located in Providence.
The Classical High School was founded in 1843.
The current president of Classical High School is Scott Barr.

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