Providence is a Christian, college preparatory independent school, serving grades PS-12, in Santa Barbara, California. Our mission is to enable our students to develop their intellectual competence, their personal character and integrity, their social and leadership skills, their appreciation for our national heritage, and their commitment to the historic Christian faith.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Students: 286 students
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: Mar. 1 / rolling

School News

  • JUNIOR KAITLYN TANG HONORED WITH ETHICS IN SPORTS AWARD - 01/18/2021
    Three-sport athlete Kaitlyn Tang, Class of 2022, was honored by the Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table with the Phil Womble Ethics in Sports Award in a virtual award presentation ceremony ...moreon January 18, 2021. hide

Top Rankings

Providence School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for:

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-12
Year Founded
1958
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
286 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
26%
State avg.: 48%
Students by Grade
Providence School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
28 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
55%
Average Class Size
14 students
Number of AP Courses
12 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
Art, Biology, Calculus, Economics, English Literature, European History, Photography, Physics, Spanish, Statistics, U.S. Government, U.S. History
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
(Polo or other collared shirts for boys and girls)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Mar. 1 / rolling
Tuition Notes
Generous tuition assistance and scholarships provided to make Providence accessible to most families
% on Financial Aid
68%
Admissions Director
Tawny Kilpper
Admissions Associate
Emilee Hurlbert

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School Notes

  • Experienced, dynamic Christian teachers
  • Small classes
  • College-preparatory academics
  • Competitive varsity athletics
  • Dynamic visual and performing arts programs
  • Diverse and involved student body
  • Tuition assistance program and scholarships
Profile last updated: 05/10/2021

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Students: 286 students
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: Mar. 1 / rolling

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The average private school tuition in Santa Barbara County, CA is $30,864 for elementary schools and $41,698 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Santa Barbara County, CA is 60% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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