Founded in 1999, Providence Classical School (PCS) is an independent, co-educational, PreK-12 day school that offers a classical and Christian education.
Our classical method is rooted in the Trivium: the grammar, logic, and rhetoric of all subjects. Students trained in these disciplines are equipped with the tools necessary for effective accumulation, synthesis, and presentation of knowledge.
PCS students acquire a love for learning, since the Trivium allows students to be trained according to their stages of development.

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded
1999

Student Body

Total Students
403 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
8%
State avg.: 40%
Students by Grade
Providence Classical School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
39 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
25%
Average Class Size
14 students
Average SAT score
1212
Average ACT score
26
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
(Khaki pants/skirts and polos)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 31 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Needs based financial aid is available.
% on Financial Aid
27%
Admissions Director
Alicia Williamson
Admissions Associate
Alice Norman

Sports

Total Sports Offered
7 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
11 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Math Olympiad, Mock Trial, Science Olympiad, Speech and Debate, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Art Technique, Choir, Drama, Handbells, Recorder Ensemble, Strings

School Notes

  • The Trivium
  • Classical education uses a three-step process called the trivium that gives students essential tools of learning while working with the grain of their intellectual development.  Taking into consideration the natural gifts and abilities characteristic of each of the three stages, a classical education helps a student to progress from knowledge to understanding and, ultimately, to wisdom. The three stages of the trivium are Grammar, Logic, and Rhetoric.
  • The Grammar Stage
  • Kindergarten through 6th Grade Young children are naturally gifted at memorization.  They enjoy reciting, collecting facts, and demonstrating what they know. In the early grades, teachers take advantage of their students` ability to memorize and equip them with the rules and basic facts of various academic disciplines, building a strong foundation for further study. 
  • The Logic Stage
  • 7th Through 9th Grade As students approach adolescence, they are no longer content to accept what their parents and teachers tell them is true. Rather, they want to ask lots of questions and find out the answers for themselves.  Most students become somewhat argumentative at this stage. Classical educators recognize that this is a necessary phase that students must pass through in order to become independent, thinking adults.  Through the study of formal logic, teachers help students learn to reason and to think logically through arguments.  Debate is incorporated as much as possible, giving students an opportunity to learn to argue in a winsome and respectful way. 
  • The Rhetoric Stage
  • 10th Through 12th Grade High school students are ready to think great thoughts, to engage in the Great Conversation with philosophers from centuries past, and to learn to express themselves effectively.   Students in the Rhetoric Stage engage actively in their education, reading widely and coming to class ready to have a lively Socratic-style discussion with their peers guided by their teachers.  In every class, including math and science, students are encouraged to think deeply and to communicate well. The capstone of the rhetoric stage is the senior thesis project, in which students spend a year writing a paper about a subject of their choice then present a condensed form of the paper in the form of a speech.  The entire upper school body attends the thesis presentations, and a panel of experts has the opportunity to ask questions.  In this project, students must utilize the skills they learned in the grammar stage by researching the facts about their subjects.   They must construct logical arguments, drawing on the reasoning skills they learned in the middle school years.  And, finally, students must express themselves in a beautiful way, both in their written paper and in their oral presentation.  Completion of the senior thesis project helps students to become mature, thoughtful young adults, ready to take on the next challenge that God places in their paths.

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (5 reviews)
5  
We love PCS. The approach to learning and personal growth for both of our kids is spot on. The administration and teachers truly do care. We love that they are still growing and are happy we found this school as they provide exactly what we were looking for!
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5  
Great school, caring teachers and you can easily see and feel the spirit of the school by just a quick visit to the campus. My kids have attended Providence since Kindergarden and are teenagers now. I was concerned at times that perhaps it wasn't the right fit for both of my kids, but I am so glad that we stayed the course. I am often impressed with not only the knowledge that both of my kids have obtained, but the ability they have to engage with others. If you are looking for something beyond public school with small class size and a great learning environment, Providence is the place.
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5  
I cannot speak highly enough of PCS. It is a completely different place than any other school we have attended. Once you experience the Classical Christian approach there is no going back and PCS is a thoroughly Christian Classical school that strives for excellence in every area. Rigorous academics paired with outstanding teachers, coaches and staff in a Christ centered environment make PCS one of the best decisions we have ever made for our children.
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5  
My only regret in attending Providence was not starting sooner. The education I received from Providence Classical School drastically changed the trajectory of my life. Before sophomore year I had attending a mildly Christian, well-respected, private school and a public school with successful extracurriculars. Upon joining the Providence community my 10th grade year, I was shocked at both the bold Christian culture and the transformative education that characterized the entire school. Providence, in accordance with the Christian and classical tradition, is committed to forming students as whole persons. Whether you go on to continue an education in the liberal arts or to study a technical art like business or medicine, Providence prepares you to live a life in God's service. I learned how to care about things true, good, and beautiful, how to ask meaningful questions, and live as a Christian pilgrim in a world longing to be one day fulfilled through reunion with God. Thanks, Providence, for putting me on a path well-worn by centuries of saints who have gone before. I've been graced by good company.
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5  
The teachers are experts in their subjects. Through a defined, Christian, classical-liberal arts curriculum students are prepared to become responsible citizens. There are many extra-curricular sports and activities to help our kids become well-rounded adults. An amazing school!
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