(401) 941-8353

ALP Grades K-6

The Alternative Learning Program Primary School for Elementary Ages

The Alternative Learning Program (ALP) Primary School services students in grades K through 6. Located in Cranston, the ALP Primary School provides academic rigor along with individualized social/emotional supports within  a highly structured educational and therapeutic setting.

All staff are trained in crisis intervention programming and brain-based therapeutic interventions to support the unique needs of our students.

How we meet emotional needs

Our K-6 Primary School works with students and families to meet each individual’s needs by: 

  • Providing safety, stability, and structure
  • Teaching responsibility for actions
  • Building self-esteem
  • Providing individual and group social and emotional learning

How we promote school achievement

We take a team-based approach and provide: 

  • One-on-one and small group instruction
  • Incentive strategies
  • High interest learning activities
  • Use of technology for motivation and learning
  • Instruction based on individual learning styles
  • Utilizing developmentally appropriate curriculum

How we help students and their behavior

Our therapeutic, brain-based approach to helping students is based on:

  • Accountability for one’s behavior
  • Positive praise and reinforcements
  • Relationship building
  • Practice functional and daily living skills
  • Daily point sheets
  • Daily goal setting

Primary School Contact Information

Deborah Radcliff
Program Administrator
Phone: (401) 270-8588
Cell: (401) 327-3236
Fax: (401) 270-8429

School Calendar

The Primary School at West Bay Collaborative uses the Cranston Public Schools calendar, found here:

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December 2019 Newsletter

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November 2019 Primary School Newsletter

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Main Office
Transition & Vocational Services
Professional Development

144 Bignall Street
Warwick, RI 02888

Phone: (401) 941-8353
Fax: (401) 941-8535

Hours: M-F
9:00am - 4:30pm

Alternative Learning Program
Grades K-6

1196 Park Avenue
Cranston, RI 02910

Phone: (401) 270-8588
Fax: (401) 270-8429

Hours: M TU TH & F
9:00am - 3:00pm;
Wed. 9:00am - 12:45pm 

Alternative Learning Program
Grades 6-12

51 Draper Avenue
Warwick, RI 02889

Phone: (401) 734-3440
Fax: (401) 734-3443

Hours: M TU TH & F
8:00am - 2:00pm;
Wed. 8:00am - 12:00pm