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Encyclopedia > Providence Country Day School
Providence Country Day School
"Play the Game"
School type Private, coeducational
Religious affiliation no affiliation
Head of School Susan Haberlandt
Location East Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Campus Semi-Urban
Enrollment 300
Faculty 50
Average class size 10
Color(s) Red and Black
Mascot Knight

Providence Country Day School (often abbreviated to the initials PCD) is a private middle and high school, founded in 1923. Located in East Providence, Rhode Island, United States, it serves approximately 300 students grades 5 through 12. The school colors are red and black, and the school has no religious affiliation. The current Head of School is Susan Haberlandt, who is the first female head of school since it became a co-educational school.[1] Location of East Providence, Rhode Island. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ...



PCD is known for its soccer, lacrosse and Mock Trial teams. The PCD Mock Trial team was the Rhode Island state champion and ranked 37th in the country in 2005 [2], and in 2006 was defeated by Wheeler School in the Rhode Island state championships. In 2006, the lacrosse team was ranked #1 in the state for the first half of their season, but the team fell victim to a sudden plague of injuries, and were unable to fully bounce back. The team finished in third place in their league.[citation needed] This team included 4 All-State players and an All-American.(JJ Gilbane) Football is a ball game played between two teams of eleven players, each attempting to win by scoring more goals than their opponent. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... A mock trial is a contrived or imitation trial. ... This article or section cites very few or no references or sources. ...

PCD also has a very strong soccer program coached by Stacey DeCastro and his sister, Lina Maciel. This year, 2006, they won the "cardinal Diadora classic", They were the SENE Co-Champions, along with Moses Brown (the SENE league for some reason does not go to penalty kicks). They also made it to the semi-finals round of the NEPSACS, but were beaten in overtime in penalty kicks to postgraduate school Hebron Academy. Chemistry teacher and head of the high school science department Klaus Amburn has been working on an innovative science program using Flash and NetLogo programming. Adobe Flash, or simply Flash, refers to both the Adobe Flash Player, and to the Adobe Flash Professional multimedia authoring program. ... NetLogo is a multi-agent modeling language and integrated modeling environment. ...

School Administration

Head of School- Susan Haberlandt

Director of Upper School- Diana J. Gleeson
Dean of Upper School- Jason Roderick
Associate Dean of Upper School- Nichole Woodson Hanover
Director of Middle School- Mark McLaughlin
Chairmen of the Performing Arts- Eric Van Dervort
Forgien Language Department Head- Kevin Beaulieu ( fired on May 17, 2006 after a private diagreement with the admistration was taken to a very public level with protests and media attention)
Art Department- Anna Low
Athletic Director- Charles Gwynne

Upper School Department Heads

Math - Mary Suttell
Science- klaus Amburn
History- Steven Robinson
English- Kathleen Hughes (Currently on Materinity Leave)
Kathleen Hughes is the author of Dear Mrs. ...

Theater and Arts

The PCD Players (PCD's theater troupe), presents a musical every spring and another play in the fall. Fall plays are written by a group of students in a summer workshop entitled "Page to Stage." "Page to Stage" has written four scripts, including one work about the Holocaust, "Mourning Light." [3] This last summer, "Page to Stage" wrote a comedic murder mystery that was produced by the PCD Players in November entitled "A Lethal Remembrance"[4].

Prominent Alumni

John Lester Hubbard Chafee (October 22, 1922 – October 24, 1999) was an American politician. ... The United States Senate is the upper house of the U.S. Congress, smaller than the United States House of Representatives. ... Lincoln Davenport Chafee (IPA pronunciation: , [CHAY-fee]) (born March 26, 1953) is a Republican United States Senator from Rhode Island. ... The United States Senate is the upper house of the U.S. Congress, smaller than the United States House of Representatives. ... Billy Andrade (born January 25, 1964 in Bristol, Rhode Island) is an American golfer. ...

External links

  • Providence Country Day School website


  • "Welcome", the Providence Country Day School website, http://pcd.schoolyard.com/pages/sitepage.cfm?page=4963, 6/13/06
  • "2005 Championship Results", National High School Mock Trial Championship website,, 6/13/06
  • "From Prague to Amsterdam", the Providence Country Day School website, http://pcd.schoolyard.com/pages/sitepage.cfm?page=5745, 6/8/06
  • "PCD students write, build and perform in the 'Page to Stage' program", East Bay RI Top Stories, http://www.eastbayri.com/story/303204614192293.php, 2/10/07

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