Providence School

  • 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.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Religious AffiliationChristian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-12
Year Founded1958
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students287 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
26%
State avg.: 45%
Students by Grade Providence School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers28 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
55%
Average Class Size14 students
Number of AP Courses12 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesArt, Biology, Calculus, Economics, English Literature, European History, Photography, Physics, Spanish, Statistics, U.S. Government, U.S. History
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Polo or other collared shirts for boys and girls)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineMar. 1 / rolling
Tuition NotesGenerous tuition assistance and scholarships provided to make Providence accessible to most families
% on Financial Aid
68%
Admissions DirectorTawny Kilpper
Admissions AssociateEmilee Hurlbert

Sports

Total Sports Offered7 sports
SportsBasketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Golf, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCheering,
Cross CountryGolf,
TennisTrack and Field,
Volleyball

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

Nearby Private Schools

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  • Santa Barbara
    Grades: 10-12 | 7 students
    0.3 miles
    3324 State St Ste M
    Santa Barbara, CA 93105
    (805) 687-9031
    0.3 10-12
    7
  • Santa Barbara
    Grades: K-12 | 137 students
    1 miles
    2300 Garden Street
    Santa Barbara, CA 93105
    (805) 687-3717
    1 K-12
    137
  • Santa Barbara
    Providence-sbcs
    (Christian)
    Grades: K-6 | 134 students
    1.2 miles
    3723 Modoc Road
    Santa Barbara, CA 93105
    (805) 563-4770
    1.2 K-6
    134
  • Santa Barbara
    Grades: 9-12 | 286 students
    1.3 miles
    4000 La Colina Rd
    Santa Barbara, CA 93110
    (805) 967-1266
    1.3 9-12
    286
  • Santa Barbara
    Grades: PK-8 | 216 students
    1.4 miles
    2130 Mission Ridge Road
    Santa Barbara, CA 93103
    (805) 569-1811
    1.4 PK-8
    216

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The average private school tuition in California is $11,526 for elementary schools and $20,014 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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