Casting a Vision

In the spring of 2009, Shannon and Josh Morrison heard about the concept of collaborative-model schooling and the classical approach to learning. After visiting schools in Texas, they realized that a school would meet the needs of many Bell County parents. They prayed and asked God to bring friends to help them if He wanted them to start a school.

In February 2010, the Morrisons hosted two interest meetings open to the public and presented the concept to over 40 families in the area. Upon hearing the need for help starting the school and committing to a launch team, eight families agreed to serve as the founding families of the school. The launch team was composed of the Morrisons, Autumn and Dave McMurry, Carol and Eric Brown, April and Jeff Edwards, Amber and Jeff Washburn, Alicia and Cortney Hunt, Lisa and Brad Almond, and Zoe and Erik Speer. The launch team met for several months and prayed, researched, and visited other schools. From these meetings, the vision of Providence Preparatory School was born.

From Non Nobis (Providence School Song)

Non nobis Domine,
Sed nomini,
Tuo da gloriam
Not unto us, O Lord,
But to Your Name,
Give the Glory
The launch team elected a board that formed the non-profit corporation, found a location to rent (FBC Belton), and made bylaws. These families met in August of 2010 to celebrate the founding of the school, where they prayed, worshipped, and offered a love offering to help with start-up costs.

Throughout 2010 and 2011, the founding families held area informational meetings to help spread the word, and from the launch team, the founding board was established. As enrollment increased, the board hired Mr. Bret Billman as headmaster. Providence Preparatory School opened its doors in August 2011 with 17 employees and 102 students.
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Providence Preparatory is an accredited, private PK-12 school
partnering with families in Belton, Temple, Salado, Killeen, Harker Heights,

and the Greater Central Texas Area to provide their students a rich Christian and classical education.