About Us

Welcome to the Sheila C. "Skip" Nowell Leadership Academy!

Our school is a special place. Here, you will find small class sizes with a student to teacher ratio of 10-to-1. Here, you will have the opportunity to learn through fun, meaningful projects. Here, your teachers will get to know you, will care about your well being, and will do everything possible to make sure you succeed. Here, you will find peers who – like you! – are motivated to work hard, graduate from high school and pursue their college and career dreams.

The Nowell Leadership Academy is a public charter school. We have campuses in Providence and in Central Falls, Rhode Island. We serve students from all over Rhode Island. There are no tests to be admitted to Nowell and we never charge tuition. Our school was founded to serve pregnant and parenting young adults. Our flexible and personalized model will allow you to graduate from high school on time while also serving as a young mother or young father. We also serve students who are not pregnant or parenting, but who may have found a traditional public high school to be a challenging learning environment. Everyone is welcome at Nowell!

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