Dr. Edward A. Ricci Middle School

51 Intervale Avenue, North Providence, RI 02911
Phone: (401) 233-1170 | Fax: (401) 232-5421

Principal:  Thomas Mellen

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Welcome to Ricci Middle School!

Here, we take students and well-rounded education seriously. That means we’re on top of the most efficient learning standards, teach our students real-world, applicable lessons that matter, and offer an atmosphere where students feel empowered, important, and independent. That independence, paired with the camaraderie students feel toward their fellow peers and all school faculty members, makes our school a home. At Ricci, students are the directors of their future. We provide them academic tools and a strong foundation for a love of lifelong learning.

Our compassionate and energetic staff members work day in and day out to make each student’s experience at Ricci a rewarding, fulfilling, and invigorating time in their lives where academic and personal growth are imperative to their success. The gains children make across the board are attributed to our hardworking staff that treats each student with dignity and respect, and challenges them to be their best selves in and outside the classroom.

When you’re a member of the Ricci Middle School community, you’re another member of the family. We’re glad you’re here.

Principal Thomas Mellen

The Dr. Edward A. Ricci Middle School mission

The mission of Dr. Edward A. Ricci Middle School is to create a safe, nurturing, and academically challenging community that addresses the unique emotional and social needs of its students while developing responsible, well-rounded individuals who use creative, critical thinking, and problem solving skills for lifelong success in today’s diverse society.

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Goal: To Improve Student Achievement in all Areas


  • To continue the use of a schoolwide “Thinking Maps” program to increase our students’ ability to organize and communicate their thinking across disciplines.  Teachers and students will complete a twelve-week rollout plan starting each September.
  • Students and teachers will utilize Chromebooks on a daily basis in blended learning classrooms to increase student achievement through rigorous content specific lessons and activities.
  • Students and teachers will use “Renaissance Accelerated Reader” and “Accelerated Math” to improve math and literacy skills across grade levels.
  • Teachers will utilize content planning periods to analyze formative and summative assessment data in order to improve teaching and learning.  
  • To continue to implement our HOPS (Homework, Organization & Planning Skills) program to increase our students’ planning and organizational skills.
Goal: Ongoing Professional Development for Staff


  • To provide professional development on blended/personalized learning and technology integration
  • To provide professional development on “Thinking Maps.”
  • To provide professional development on “Renaissance Accelerated Reader” and “Accelerated Mathematics.”
Goal: Forge Partnerships with Parents & Community

Communicate and partner with parents and other members of the community to prepare our students to be responsible and engaged citizens.  


  • Hold monthly parent council meetings
  • Develop a PTO (Parent Teacher Organization)
  • Foster relationships with local businesses that specialize in areas that would benefit our mechatronics program
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