Welcome to the Sheila C. "Skip"
Nowell Leadership Academy

The Nowell Leadership Academy is a public charter high school founded to serve pregnant and parenting young adults.  We serve 160 students in campuses located in Providence and Central Falls, Rhode Island.  

Our mission is to ensure that Rhode Island's pregnant, parenting and underserved youth graduate from high school with the knowledge and skills they need to be prepared for success in college, career and family life.  We combine a rigorous, college and career-preparatory academic curriculum with a strong network of wrap-around supports to create a high-support, high-expectations school environment.

While our school is designed to serve pregnant and parenting young adults, we serve students from all backgrounds and from all communities in Rhode Island. 

Check out our 2019 Annual Report here!

The Rhode Island Safe Schools Act requires all school districts to prominently post on the home page of the school district's website a link to the district’s bullying policy. You can find Nowell’s bullying policy here.