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Dr. Joseph A. Whelan Elementary School
1440 Mineral Spring Avenue
North Providence, RI 02904
Phone: (401) 233-1180
Fax: (401) 353-1465
Our school is home to approximately 285 students, where educators work with children to help them grow academically, emotionally, and socially. The Whelan community builds together, and educates the whole child through encouragement, creativity, innovation, and personalized learning to meet student needs.
We build on the skills and passions students have at the earliest stages of their educational career, in kindergarten through 5th-grade, setting our children up for success and enthusiasm-fueled instruction. All students at Whelan are respected, heard, appreciated, and engaged.
We’re committed to ensuring our students and families are able to make the most out of these essential elementary years of schooling, an experience that will serve as the first chapter of their educational career and create priceless childhood memories.
A love of lifelong learning begins here.
From the Principal’s desk
Dear families and community members,
The Whelan environment represents many things: Diversity, relationships, individualism, high expectations and reachable goals, as well as innovation, concentration, and exploration. Our youngest learners blossom throughout these crucial years of their education, and we lay the groundwork and foundation for their success as learners.
Students enter Whelan Elementary’s doors with wonder, curiosity, energy, and plenty of questions, and by the time they graduate from 5th-grade and move onto middle school, they leave with a greater understanding and appreciation for communication, science, math, literacy, teamwork, and the arts. They make discoveries, connections, and lifelong friendships as they build their confidence, self-esteem, and web of knowledge. That web only continues to grow as students progress through their education, which is ever-changing. We partner with our students and their families to ensure time at Whelan is as exciting as it is scholarly.
Amanda Donovan, Principal