Mission Statement

The mission of R.C. LaPerche Elementary School, as an inclusive learning community devoted to high standards and best teaching practices for all students, is to inspire life-long learning and to develop responsible, self-confident children capable of effective communication and problem solving, through a collaboration of parents, teachers, students, and the community, which fosters a safe, respectful environment, recognizing diversity and individuality.

LaPerche Olympic Family Night--Wednesday, April 13 5:30-7:30

Please join us for the LaPerche Olympic Family Night on Wednesday, April 13 from 5:30-7:30.  Compete in bowling subtraction, fraction ring toss, coin value target practice and many more Olympic events!

We are all part of Team USA and are ready for a night of investigation, problem solving and game fun! Join us for opening ceremonies at 5:30 on the blacktop!


Show your American pride by dressing in Red, White and Blue and come ready for hands on learning and fun!

Raymond C. LaPerche Elementary School is one of four elementary schools in the Smithfield Public School system. Our school is dedicated to Raymond C. LaPerche, a former teacher, principal and superintendent in the Smithfield Public Schools for 41 years. LaPerche first opened its doors in 1968 and presently serves students in kindergarten to grade five.