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District Overview

    Jamestown School Department is committed to providing a rigorous, standards-based curriculum with a balanced literacy program, real-world mathematics, hands-on science, and civics education preparing students for 21st-century learning. Our schools have adopted computer science, coding, and science, technology, engineering, arts & mathematics (S.T.E.A.M) based opportunities as key components of the curriculum. Currently, both schools in the district have a fully furnished makerspace lab with 3-d printers, green screens, and Edison robots. The teachers in the schools have embraced the makerspace lab as another place where STEAM-based lessons and design thinking come to life. In addition to these opportunities, our school community rejuvenated our greenhouse in 2017. The greenhouse is a separate structure located behind the Melrose Elementary School which can be used by all teachers and students on our 21-acre campus. The Jamestown School Department focuses on interdisciplinary, project-based learning centered on science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics.
   In the Jamestown Schools, students, teachers and support staff demonstrate ownership of learning experiences and their school environment. They share common beliefs in the importance of rigorous academics and social-emotional learning. The Jamestown School Department serves grades preschool through eighth grade. Students in preschool through fourth grade attend the Melrose School. Fifth through eighth grade students attend the Lawn Avenue School. All Jamestown residents have a choice to attend North Kingstown or Narragansett High School for grades ninth through twelfth. School bus transportation is provided to both schools. A brief comparison is listed below, with additional links for more information.

Narragansett High School

245 South Pier Road
Narragansett, RI 02882
(20-25 minutes from Jamestown)
School Size:
Approximately 500 Students
Phone #:
(401) 792-9400
Guidance Department Chair:
Steve Pinch
Email: spinch@nssk12.org


150 Fairway Dr.
North Kingstown, RI 02852
(10-15 minutes from Jamestown)
School Size:
Approximately 1,400 Students
Phone #:
(401) 268-6236
Guidance Department Chair:
Cindy Normand
Email: cindy_normand@nksd.net