Principal’s Welcome

MCS Families Welcome Letter

2016-17 School Year

Welcome and thank you for visiting the finest Early Childhood through 8th grade parochial School serving Southern Rhode Island. Our mission is dedicated to providing a strong educational program that teaches Christian values, supports the education of the whole child, provides a safe environment and promotes preparing students for a life of continuous learning and service to the community.

At MCS, we establish a Christ centered environment where Christian values are taught, modeled, learned and lived by all members of the community. These values begin with a gifted, caring, and welcoming staff that shares a host of talents with its students and, in turn, encourages students to share their time, abilities and leadership with one another.

As you navigate our website, you’ll learn more about all our exciting programs where the creativity, uniqueness and self-esteem of each child is fostered and nurtured. Our students are taught the skills of critical thinking.

It is our goal to offer an excellent education where diversity of learning styles is honored and where individual differences are respected. Educating the complete child is paramount to his/her success.

Because learning takes place beyond the classroom, service to our community is an integral component of our program. We are preparing our students to be responsible citizens and stewards in a diverse and global community.

Thank you for your interest in Monsignor Clarke. We hope that what you see here will encourage you to visit our campus, observe the sense of community and consider the excellent educational program we offer.

Please feel free to email or call our main office to schedule a visit at your convenience. We would love to share this special place with you.


John T. Finnegan, PhD


Dr. John T. Finnegan, Principal