Cluny School

(Photo: Tiffanie Groth, Charlotte Rochelle and Mayer Bansal, Cluny School Kindergarten)

The Cluny School will celebrate National Catholic Schools Week with an Open House on Sunday, 31 Januaryfrom 11am- 1pm and Wednesday, 3 February from 10am- 12 noon.

Prospective parents and students are invited to tour the upper and lower school, mingle with current students and their parents, meet the principal and faculty, and enjoy the beautiful campus. Visit the school to see student projects and learn about the curriculum and tuition assistance, and more.

Contact the school to obtain a full schedule of activities in celebration of National Catholic Schools Week, which takes place from 31 January to 6 February 2016.

Cluny School is an independent, co-educational Catholic day school serving students in pre-school (ages 3-4) through Grade 8. Founded in 1957 by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Cluny, the school welcomes students of diverse background and offers rolling admissions. Space is currently available in selected grades.

Cluny School is located at 75 Brenton Road in Newport. For more information on the open houses or other activities, call the school office at (401) 847-6043 or email

Ryan Belmore is the Publisher of What'sUpNewp. 
Belmore has been involved with What’sUpNewp since shortly after its launch in 2012, proudly leading it to be named Best Local News Blog in Rhode Island by Rhode Island Monthly readers in 2018, 2019, and 2020 and an honorable mention in the Common Good Awards in 2021.

Born and raised in Rhode Island, Belmore graduated from Coventry High School and the Community College of Rhode Island. In addition to living in Newport for 10 years, he has lived in Portsmouth, Coventry, Providence, Smithfield, Burrillville, and East Greenwich.

Belmore currently serves as Vice President of the Board Of Directors for Fort Adams Trust and on the Board of Directors for Potter League For Animals. He previously served on the Board of Lucy's Hearth and the Arts & Cultural Alliance for Newport County.

Belmore and his wife, Jen, currently live in Alexandria, Virginia, a move they made in 2021. Read more about that here -

Belmore visits Newport every couple of weeks to support the 12+ paid contributors What'sUpNewp has on the ground across Rhode Island, a place he called home for 39 years.

Belmore is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers, Society of Professional Journalists, and the North American Snowsports Journalists Association.

In 2020, Belmore was named Member of the Year by LION and won the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County's Dominque Award.
Belmore can be contacted at and 401-662-1653.