Celebrating 175 Years Photo by Jamiere Wilson '20 Classical High School first opened its doors on March 20th in 1843 as Providence High School. This year, our alma mater turns 175 years old, making it one of the oldest public high schools in New England and across the US. That's [...]
Sarah E. Doyle - Student to Suffragist Portrait of Sarah E. Doyle by Cecilia Beaux (1902) The portrait hangs, at Sarah's request, at the RISD Museum Sarah E. Doyle died on December 21st, 1922 She rests at the Swan Point Cemetery in Providence Sarah E. [...]
How Purple Was Made The Discovery of Purple by Hercules' Dog by Flemish painter Peter Paul Rubens (1636) The color purple is historically associated with royalty and wealth because creating purple dye was an expensive process. In ancient times, purple was referred to as Tyrian Purple because the dye was [...]
Bill Simmons passed away on June 2nd, 2018. Please click here for his full obituary.
David Nodiff graduated from Classical in 1969 and passed away on July 12th, 2018. Please click here for the full obituary.
Who Was Athena? Athena by Tsuyoshi Nagano Both the Classical High School and the Classical High School Alumni Association logos are of the Greek goddess Athena, dressed in armor, holding a spear, surrounded by leaves. We did some research to find out more about the myths surrounding Athena and [...]
A Brief History of Classical's Buildings Top right, Providence High School, 1843 Bottom right, Providence High School, 1878 Providence High School, 1878 Floor Plans Classical High School Today Classical High School wasn’t always known as such and it wasn’t always located on 770 Westminster St. It all started [...]
Meet Maritcha R. Lyons - Providence High School’s First Black Graduate Maritcha R. Lyons, circa 1860 Maritcha's Parents - Albro Lyons, Sr. and Mary Joseph Lyons Providence High School, 1843 - 1878 Class of 1869, Maritcha R. Lyons and Lucia Tappan Having existed [...]
Friday, August 24, 2018 6 pm - 11 pm The Safe House, East Greenwich, RI Saturday, August 25, 2018 Kempenaar’s Clambake Club, Middletown, RI 11 am - 5 pm
Eleanor graduated from Classical in 1955 and passed away in February of 2018. Click here for her full obituary.