RI Private School Fair is Sept. 24


The 2016 Rhode Island Private School Fair, sponsored by CollegeBound Savings, will be held on Saturday, September 24, 9:00AM - 12:00PM at the Agawam Hunt Club in Rumford, RI.

“It is never too soon for families to focus on a child’s education and start saving for college” said Rhode Island General Treasurer Seth Magaziner. “Rhode Island’s CollegeBound Saver accounts can be opened with as little as $1 per month. Those investments grow tax-free, and withdrawals for qualified higher education expenses are also federal income-tax free.”

"We are thrilled to be partnering with Rhode Island General Treasurer Seth Magaziner’s office and the CollegeBound Saver (www.collegeboundsaver.com) as exclusive sponsors for the 2016 Rhode Island Private School Fair" said Jock Hayes, Director of Events with East Bay Events.

Private day and boarding schools from across the state and throughout New England will be represented at the fair.

Participating Schools include:
Barrington Christian Academy
Bishop Connolly
Bishop Stang
Community Preparatory School
French American School of RI
Gordon School
The Grace School
Lincoln School
Moses Brown School
The Prout School
Providence Country Day School
Rocky Hill School
St. Andrew’s School
St Mary Academy - Bay View
St. Michael's Country Day School
Saint Philomena School
Saint Raphael Academy
School One
The Wheeler School
The Wolf School 

Additional participants
CollegeBound Saver
Kaplan Tutoring Services 
Munzert Prep Class 

Join us for the speaker series:

9:30 - Welcome by RI General Treasurer Seth Magaziner
10:00 - ‘Saving for College’ presented by Kyle Lynch, CollegeBound Saver, topics include: tax advantages, no minimum contributions, investment choices, easy online enrollment and management
10:45 - ‘Choosing the right school & how to afford it’ presented by Lesley Nesbitt, Director of Admissions Winchendon School 

The 2016 Rhode Island Private School Fair brings guests together with school professionals giving each a unique opportunity to interactively and personally share information. It also provides parents and students a chance to explore the opportunities available at many different schools in one comfortable setting. 

This free event is open to the public. The fair coincides with East Bay Newspapers (EBN) popular Private School Guide that runs throughout all EBN publications.

For questions or more information on the 2016 Rhode Island Private School Fair contact Jock Hayes, events@eastbaynewspapers.com, 401-424-9133.


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