John J. McLaughlin Cumberland Hill School

205 Manville Hill Road
Cumberland, RI 02864
Tel: (401) 658-1660 / Fax (401) 658-0046
debra [dot] malcolm [at] cumberlandschools [dot] org (Debra Malcolm,) Principal
Twitter @chillpride1


Our Mission Statement

John J. McLaughlin Cumberland Hill School is a place of excellence where students build a strong foundation for academic, creative, and personal development, empowering them to become life-long learners.


Vision Statement

Our students excel in a diverse, innovative learning environment that supports and empowers each individual to achieve his or her own personal best.  Through learning experiences, our students develop academically, artistically, socially, and emotionally in order to be prepared for our ever-changing world.


Belief statement

Education is a lifelong journey. At Cumberland Hill we are laying a strong foundation for tomorrow’s future. Students are our focus and the educational process is valued and shared by the home, school, community and business industry. We believe all students are capable of achieving high academic standards.  Students are encouraged and supported to be responsible for their academic performance and behavior. Our curriculum addresses cognitive, physical, cultural and social/emotional needs of every student. Every student must be provided the opportunity to increase their self-esteem in a cooperative and diverse community where teachers and students see themselves as a partnership. Our learning environment must provide opportunities for students to communicate effectively, think critically and creatively, solve problems competently, and to act as responsible citizens. Education and instructional practices must be relevant to the technological needs of the ever-changing world in which we live in. Our school culture demonstrates an emotionally and physically safe place for both students and staff to become academically and socially productive. At Cumberland Hill, each student, parent, and staff member is treated with respect and valued as a contributing member of our team.