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.

Volunteer Training Dates

Would you like to volunteer at LaPerche this year? We certainly want you to!! Please plan to attend one of our Volunteer Training times with Mrs. Dorsey so you can get started! Thanks in advance for all you do to support the faculty and students at LaPerche!  Volunteer Training Dates and Times: Thursday, September 6th at 10:00am, Monday, September 10th at 5:00pm, or Thursday, September 20th at 6:00pm

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.