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 (2022-23)

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

Top Rankings

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

Category
Attribute

School Overview

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

Student Body

Total Students
286 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
26%
State avg.: 49%
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

Sports

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
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

What sports does Providence School offer?

Providence School offers 9 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Flag Football, Golf, Rock Climbing, Tennis, Track and Field and Volleyball.

What is Providence School's ranking?

Providence School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for: Largest student body.

When is the application deadline for Providence School?

The application deadline for Providence School is Mar. 1 / rolling (applications are due on Mar. 1 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
This is a superlative education! Through deep and meaningful relationships with faculty and other students, our boys are receiving an excellent education, while being prepared for lives of meaning and purpose. Smaller schools are the way of the future - or should be. Where faculty and staff are in control of the on-campus culture; where students are truly known. Providence does this strategically and intentionally. There are certainly sacrifices to go there, but they are well worth it. If you believe in a creator god, one who is intimately engaged in our world, then the words of one Providence teacher make a ton of sense. She expressed that teaching any subject like math, language or economics without Christ, is like being limited to teaching in black and white. Providence allows teachers to teach in full living color - and our boys have profoundly benefitted.
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5  
My 3-year old daughter has attended Providence Preschool for the last 3 months, and she is absolutely thriving. She especially loves the creative art projects and fun songs her teachers introduce every week. We couldn't have asked for a more loving and caring team to shape our daughter's mind and spirit.
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Quick Stats (2022-23)

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

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Did You Know?

The average private school tuition in Santa Barbara County, CA is $32,043 for elementary schools and $42,904 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Santa Barbara County, CA is 58% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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