Welcome to Henry Barnard Laboratory School!

If you’ve found your way to this page, you are most likely a member of the Henry Barnard School community. Our community—students, parents, families, faculty, staff, Feinstein professors, Henry Barnard School alumni, and Rhode Island College alumni who have served as our co-teachers, pre-service teachers, and Explorations teachers—are the heart and soul of HBS. We are indebted to each of you for the outpouring of love and support we have received.

The 2020-2021 school year is slated to be HBS’ final year in operation under Rhode Island College’s leadership. In the fall of 2021, a group of dedicated parents and community leaders in partnership with Providence Country Day School will re-open Henry Barnard School as a private, independent school. You can read the press release about the PCD/HBS merger here. Find more information about the future Henry Barnard School or apply to Henry Barnard School for fall 2021 by calling 401-372-7341 or visiting Henrybarnard.org. 

To reach the current Henry Barnard School main office, call 401-456-8127 or email shess@ric.edu or cmessina@ric.edu.

If you are an HBS alum or current student/family and would like to contribute to a digital time capsule project please email any pictures or reflections HBSLegacy@henrybarnardschool.org.


Sarah Hess, MAT, M.Ed.
Interim Principal/Associate Professor
Henry Barnard Laboratory School
Rhode Island College