Students of East Greenwich are served by the schools of East Greenwich Public Schools. This district is "committed to creating an environment that ensures quality teaching, challenging curriculum, and community involvement enabling all learners to pursue academic excellence, share a love of learning, and become responsible citizens in a global society." The district is comprised of six schools: Meadowbrook Farms, Frenchtown, James H. Eldredge, and George R. Hanaford elementary schools; Archie R. Cole Middle School; and East Greenwich High School. East Greenwich High School was recently ranked #842 on Newsweek's list of top 1,000 high schools in the country, making it one of only high schools in Rhode Island to make it on the list with the other being Classical High School in Providence at #411. Parents looking for an alternative to public school may send their children to Rocky Hill School, the community's only K-12 private school. Several other elementary and PK-8 private schools can be found throughout the area as well.
Nearby Colleges and Universities
Once students are ready to move forward with their higher learning goals, several colleges and universities are ready to receive them. Fortunately, students won't have to commute far for college as there are seven campuses located within 15 miles from home, including Brown University, University of Rhode Island, Rhode Island School of Design, New England Institute of Technology, Roger Williams University, Johnson & Wales University, and Community College of Rhode Island.
Parks and Recreation
Whether your interests lie in golfing, fishing, swimming, or just spending a quiet day under the shade of a tree with a good book, all of your recreational pursuits will be fulfilled in East Greenwich. The community's Parks & Recreation department does an excellent job in providing a bevy of programs and classes, as well as thoroughly maintaining the town's parks and open spaces for residents. East Greenwich also has its own golf course, East Greenwich Golf Course and borders two of the more prestigious clubs in the state – Potowomut & Quidnessett.
Sites of Historical Interest
East Greenwich was formed in 1677 and was named for Greenwich, England. It was called Dedford in 1686 but was reverted back to its original name in 1689. Until 1854, East Greenwich served as one of five state capitals for the state of Rhode Island. The town is known as the birthplace of the U.S. Navy. National historic sites and buildings of interest such as the Armory of the Kentish Guards, Kent County Courthouse, Windmill Cottage, Richard Briggs Farm, Moses Barber House, The Pink House, and the Varnum Armory, to name a few.
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