The 2022-23 Charter School Common Application is now closed.


Applicants will be notified by schools after April 1st. The common application will reopen on April 5th for post lottery applications.

We are proud to announce that Kingston Hill Academy has been awarded the National Blue Ribbon Award for 2020. The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program recognizes public and private elementary, middle, and high schools based on their overall academic excellence. Every year the U. S. Department of Education seeks out and celebrates great American schools, schools demonstrating that all students can achieve to high levels. The coveted National Blue Ribbon School award affirms the hard work of students, educators, families, and communities in creating safe and welcoming schools where students master challenging and engaging content. The National Blue Ribbon School flag gracing an entry or flying overhead is a widely recognized symbol of exemplary teaching and learning. Learn more at https://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/us-secretary-education-announces-2020-national-blue-ribbon-schools.


Kingston Hill Academy

is a K-5 Public Charter School

Kingston Hill Academy had a 5 star rating from the Rhode Island Department of Education!

KHA was one of only 21 schools (out of 297) in the state to earn that top rating.

Click to see more information about our RICAS scores, the state's new accountability system, and comparisons of KHA to top neighboring schools.

Kingston Hill Academy

Kingston Hill Academy is a public (no tuition) charter school located in Saunderstown, Rhode Island. The school opened in September of 2001 with just 40 Kindergarten students. Since that time, the school has grown to 180 students in Kindergarten through Fifth Grade. KHA is chartered for up to 260 students, and is currently in the process of expanding the physical plant to accommodate more students.

KHA is operated under a charter granted by the Board of Regents of the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) and follows RIDE regulations, assessment and teaching standards and all other requirements mandated for traditional public schools in Rhode Island. Teachers and teacher assistants are certified by the State of Rhode Island and meet highly qualified status under No Child Left Behind. KHA has a 185-day school year; and the daily hours are 8:40 AM to 3:10 PM. KHA participates in the National School Lunch Program. Meals, including breakfast and lunch, are available to students. Transportation is provided if the family lives within the KHA bussing region (Chariho, Exeter, Narragansett, North Kingstown, South Kingstown, and Westerly).

In the News: 

Narragansett Independent article on October 3, 2020


Kingston Hill Academy Ranked Best Public Elementary School in Rhode Island

The 2021 Best Public Elementary Schools ranking is based on rigorous analysis of key statistics and millions of reviews from students and parents using data from the U.S. Department of Education. Ranking factors include state test scores, student-teacher ratio, student diversity, teacher quality, grade school ratings, and the overall quality of the school district.


Kingston Hill Academy wins "Most Loved Charter School" Award from Hulafrog

February 2021

WPRI Artcile from September 4, 2019

Kingston Hill Academy and Villa Nova Middle Win Kindness Challenge

From Narragansett - South Kingstown Patch November 8, 2017

KHA = Kindness Helps Always