Ocean Tides Narragansett School, our main campus, is a residential school for boys, grades seven through twelve. Offering a full high school diploma, the school is licensed by the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) and accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). In addition, we offer a certified special education program and career/technical education programming.
Our student body is comprised of Ocean Tides residential students and students referred by their school district for education purposes (both regular and special education). Each candidate is screened by the Director of Special Education and the Principal before admittance to ensure the student is ready and willing to enter the program.
Given the severe educational difficulties these students have experienced in the past, Ocean Tides seeks to provide creative, individualized programs that meet the needs of all in our care.
- Positive behavior program and multiple positive behavioral supports, including stipends paid to students.
- A small school atmosphere – four to twelve students per class
- Individualized instruction based on IEP’s
- Career to Work – experience and work study at all grade levels
- Individual and / or group counseling
The Narragansett Campus offers Career/Technical education in areas such as: Culinary Arts, Carpentry/Building Maintenance, Landscape Design, Auto Detailing, Cosmetology, Horticulture, Small Engines, Woodturning, and Woodworking, Auto CAD, HTML-Web Page Design, and Video Production. Ocean Tides is partnered with the Community College of Rhode Island (CCRI) for the areas of Engineering and Technology.