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.

Spring LEAP Program Kicks off Tuesday, March 13!

The R.C. LaPerche PTA is happy to announce that the Spring Session of this year’s LaPerche After School Enrichment Program (LEAP) will  be held on Tuesday  and Thursday afternoons in the school cafeteria beginning on Tuesday, March 13th at 3:30 p.m. and run for six weeks. All classes end promptly at 4:30 p.m. and pick-up is located in the various rooms your child will be in. 


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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.