The mission of the Warwick Public Schools, working cooperatively with families and the community, is to provide challenging learning environments that enable all students to develop skills and knowledge necessary to become self-directed, life-long learners, highly productive responsible citizens, and contributors to a technological and diverse society.
(Warwick Public Schools Mission Statement, 2001-)
Superintendent, Philip D. Thornton, Ed.D.
From the desk of Philip Thornton
Special Education update:
There has been a lot of misinformation surrounding special education and the pupil services being provided to our students. The changes taking place are necessary because in 2013 RIDE found that many of our junior high and high school programs did not provide an appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment with enough access to the general education curriculum and highly qualified teachers for student with disabilities. The changes being made this year are common across other districts in the state as well as schools nationwide.
To help clarify some issues and correct misinformation, here are the facts: