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.

Update from LaPerche--September 9, 2016

Please take a minute to read this update from LaPerche including information about an exciting start to our day, building reading stamina, flexible seating and details about open house. We hope to see everyone on Thursday night, September 15, between 5:30 and 7:30 for Open House and Friday night, September 16, for our back to school BBQ starting at 5:30. 


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.