About KHA


Our Mission

Kingston Hill Academy (KHA) is dedicated to providing students with the opportunity for an inclusive, individualized, and challenging curriculum that supports them to reach their full potential.

Kingston Hill Academy (KHA) is dedicated to providing students with the opportunity for an inclusive, individualized, and challenging curriculum that supports them to reach their full potential. KHA 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 190 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 accomodate 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 and are provided by Chartwells. Transportation is provided at no charge to the family. All bus stops are located in South County.



Enrollment in KHA is conducted randomly using the lottery system, as mandated by Rhode Island state law. A public lottery, held in accordance with RIDE guidelines, is conducted each spring to fill all available positions. Families selected in the lottery will be contacted and asked about their interest. If interested, they will be asked to complete enrollment forms which will be sent to them.

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A typical day at Kingston Hill Academy...

  • At the start of each day, morning greetings are delivered by fifth-grade students. Following announcements, the students participate in relaxation exercises then many classes hold morning meetings to discuss the agenda for the day.
  • Classes are team-taught (teacher and teacher assistant)
  • Hands-on science kits are integrated into daily curricula
  • Multi-sensory learning techniques through art integration
  • Cross grade-level cooperative learning experiences, such as chorus, drama, karate, etc.
  • Physical education/health classes (full-time nurse)
  • Spanish Integration
  • Offers a full-time kindergarten.
  • After School Enrichment programs provide activities such as sports, drama, garden art, etc.
  • At other times, students are grouped by interest levels. For example, each Friday, students get together for ELPs (Exploratory Learning Programs). Students get to rank their top choices for a six-week class taught by a teacher or consultant. Classes have included specialized sciences, creative writing, music, gardening, mural painting, digital technology, furniture refurbishment, puppetry, tumbling, and many others.
  • Technology is currently being upgraded with new computers and Smart Boards in the classrooms.
  • School-wide behavior plan.   Behavior Plan

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