Providence Christian Academy was founded in 2004, and has quickly become Northwest Arkansas` leading Christian,independent, K-12 college-preparatory private school.
Providence is conveniently located off I-49 in the Pinnacle/Southwest Rogers area of Northwest Arkansas.
PCCA students come from over 60 churches, and every major city and town in the region.
Providence is dedicated to "Building Leaders for Christ", which our #1 distinctive vs. a public or charter school.
Students who attend Providence receive a top-tier, college-preparatory education from a Christ-centered, dedicated college of faculty.
Providence utilizes the university-model system to ensure students are prepared to succeed.
Providence Academy offers excellent academics, championship athletics, and student activities.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked AR School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 550 students
  • Acceptance rate: 75%
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Providence Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Arkansas for:

Category
Attribute
Sports offered

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-12
Year Founded
2004

Student Body

Total Students
550 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
Students by Grade
Providence Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
50 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
63%
Average Class Size
20 students
Number of AP Courses
12 courses
Average ACT score
27
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
Uniforms

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
Tuition varies by Grade. Range is $5,000-$7,000; $20,000 for International Students (includes tuition and housing)
% on Financial Aid
15%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$1,000
Acceptance Rate
75%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Rikki Pearson
Admissions Associate
Mitchell Guthrie

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
14 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Art, Band, Journalism, Junior Classical League, Latin Club, Math Club, Music/Choir, National Honor Society, Outdoor Survival Club, Robotics, Student Government, Theatre, Worship Team, Yearbook

School Notes

  • Providence Christian Academy was founded in 2004, and has quickly become Northwest Arkansas` leading independent, K-12 college-preparatory private school. Providence is conveniently located off I-49 in the Pinnacle/Southwest Rogers area of Northwest Arkansas. PCCA students come from over 60 churches, and every major city and town in the region. Students who attend Providence Academy receive a top-tier, college-preparatory education from a Christ-centered, dedicated college of faculty. Providenceutilizesthe university-model system to ensure students are prepared to succeed. Providence Academy offers excellent academics, championship athletics, and student activities.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the acceptance rate of Providence Academy?

The acceptance rate of Providence Academy is 75%, which is lower than the national average of 91%. Providence Academy's acceptance rate is ranked among the top private schools in Arkansas with low acceptance rates.

What sports does Providence Academy offer?

Providence Academy offers 12 interscholastic sports: Archery, Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Golf, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball and Winter Track. Providence Academy is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in Arkansas for most sports offered.

What is Providence Academy's ranking?

Providence Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Arkansas for: Highest average ACT score, Lowest average acceptance rates, Largest student body, Most sports offered and Most extracurriculars offered.

When is the application deadline for Providence Academy?

The application deadline for Providence Academy is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (9 reviews)
5  
Our children have been at Providence Academy over the last 16 years. From the beginning, we appreciated the dedication of the teachers to integrating a Christian Worldview into their subjects. Teachers and administrators genuinely care about the students. My children that have graduated and gone on to college have been well prepared academically to meet the challenges there. As their mom, I love the University model, and that my children could study at home several days a week. I cherished that extra time with them and appreciated that while they learned to study independently they also benefitted from time in the classroom with excellent teachers and their peers. Providence is a great value and has been a blessing to our family.
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5  
I can't say enough about what Providence Academy has meant to us! Though we were in a great public school system in NWA, my son wasn't thriving socially, academically, or spiritually. Making the change to start 7th grade at Providence was absolutely the best decision we could have made! The growth I've seen in one school year has been extremely rewarding for me to witness as a parent and I look forward to seeing his growth over the remaining years at PCCA. The caring and involved teachers, the smaller class sizes, the University Model schedule, and the Classical curriculum and instruction have all been a huge answer to prayer!
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5  
My experience at Providence Academy truly helped shape me into the person that I am today. PCCA strives to build leaders for Christ who are confident in what they believe, and I can honestly say that this school delivers on that. The teachers, coaches, and the administration actively pour into the students in and out of the classroom, and they often times are looked to as role models for students. I am thankful for my time at PCCA and highly recommend this school to anybody who is considering it! - Mitchell Guthrie, Class of 2015
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We are in our 17th year at Providence Academy. We have treasured more time in our home with our kids on our satellite days. In grammar school, I made myself much more available to come alongside my kids to give assistance; in jr. high and high school I have been able to take more of a back seat and be available for studying/helping research, etc. The fruits of all the labor can be seen so clearly as my kids entered high school and college. Their friendships stem for various grades and they become grounded in who they are, what they believe and how they can defend their beliefs. My graduates were more than prepared for next steps after high school, as they are independent learners and know how to pace and not procrastinate. Thankful for the Christian teachers that have poured in to my children.
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5  
We just completed our 7th year at Providence Academy, and I am so thankful for this school. Our children are learning time management, growing in independence, and developing a strong work ethic that will prepare them for college and beyond. They are receiving a rigorous education with a Christian worldview that upholds the values we teach at home. The teachers are committed to teaching creatively and effectively and their partnership with parents is unmatched. We love having all the advantages of a great school (dedicated teachers, athletics, fine arts, etc.) While also having our children home more and actively participating in their education. It is truly the best of both worlds.
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5  
We just completed our first year at Providence for our son who was in 7th grade, and we've loved it. We've been in Fayetteville public schools from K-6 and still have two other kids that just completed first and fifth grade at Root and McNair. We will probably be switching all our kids to Providence before junior high, if not sooner, as we just aren't confident the public schools are able to give a quality learning environment for our kids. We've had struggles for years with disruptive students who have learning and behavioral disorders, who have threatened our kids, repeatedly said inappropriate things to our kids, others, and the teachers, and caused constant distractions in class. With Fayetteville public school's policy to integrate all kids with learning disabilities and the inability for them to have discipline and order in the classroom, we felt it was time to leave. And more recently, during the online learning through COVID-19, the public school teachers try their best, but they are hamstrung by the edicts of the Department of Education and school districts, who literally changed the game Plan 4 times in 4 weeks in how virtual school would work. And in the end, none of the work counted towards their grades. We're seriously considering moving our younger kids to Providence as well, because if the Fayetteville schools are going to Yoyo between online and in-class school this fall if the pandemic continues, we will miss another semester of good education. Providence during this time has continued live classes, had actual teaching, and there was educational progress as opposed to busy work that didn't count. The teachers and learning environment at Providence is great. We appreciate the Christian atmosphere and teaching, though the attitudes and character of the teachers and administration is more important to me than what Christian education they give, as I can do that at home. So we really are thankful that our kids are being taught by adults who have a biblical worldview and personal integrity.
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5  
I have 2 Providence Academy graduates who have gone to college well prepared. A large percentage of the students at PCCA participate in clubs, athletics, and the arts, which ultimately produces more leadership opportunities and a great college admissions resume'. I highly recommend Providence Academy.
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5  
My children have been at Providence Academy since my first-born started kindergarten there in 2009. I can't imagine our family's story without Providence being part of our lives. We love having the best of both the school and homeschool worlds through the university model. We have more time as a family with our kids at home with us and with each other. But they also get to experience the perks of a school community. My kids love being involved in activities such as musical theater, band, archery, science fair, and National Honor Society. My favorite aspect of Providence Academy is the Christian worldview my children have gained through the classical education. God's Word is central to everything they learn in all subjects. Our dedicated teachers work hard to inspire creativity, critical thinking, and diligence in our kids. We're so grateful for the opportunity to partner with Providence in our children's education!
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5  
We have really enjoyed Providence Academy. The school talks about "Building Leaders for Christ" in every area of the school, and we have seen it first-hand with our kids. The academics are very strong, the athletics have been outstanding, and our children have loved being part of a college-prep school that is Christian. I am thankful how they can offer such a high level, accredited education at 1/2 the cost of the other private schools in our area.
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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked AR School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 550 students
  • Acceptance rate: 75%
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Arkansas is $6,144 for elementary schools and $7,163 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Arkansas is 91% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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