Admissions: How to Apply

 

Summer 2017 Update: Pre-K and 9th Grade enrollment is at maximum capacity. Applicants to Pre-K and 9th Grade will be placed on a wait list.

Our thorough admissions process is designed to help you ascertain if Providence would be a good fit for your family’s needs and educational goals.

1. Attend an informational meeting.

These hour-long presentations are scheduled monthly (with varying days and times to accommodate each family’s schedule; see “Informational Meetings and School Tours” tab for dates, times, and location) and provide the best introduction to the school. Admission packets are only available to families who have attended an informational meeting. Childcare is not provided.

2. Read, pray.

Read the admissions packets that include information on the classical approach, the blended model, and our philosophy of education. Prayerfully consider your family’s needs and educational goals and whether Providence could help you meet those goals. Additional resources you may want to consider as you learn about Providence are listed below. Please note that although these works as a whole have influenced our philosophy, we do not necessarily hold to each element of the authors’ ideas in the core values or practices of Providence.

  • Wisdom and Eloquence, Robert Littlejohn and Charles Evans
  • “The Lost Tools of Learning,” Dorothy Sayers
  • “Education Is,” Sonya Shafer
  • Kingdom Education, Glen Schultz

3. Complete an application for each student applying.

Existing Providence families will have the opportunity for early re-enrollment; applications from new families will be processed beginning February 6, 2015.   We accept applications for Encore (part-time) students in late Spring.

Our application has two parts:

1. Providence Application     2. Teacher Questionnaire

Parents: Please complete the top portion of the Teacher Questionnaire Form and give to your child’s current teacher. Ask that it be completed and returned directly to Providence Preparatory School.

What to Expect Once You’ve Submitted Your Application

Once your application has been reviewed, you will be contacted to schedule a Family Q&A with the head of school. This meeting is for the purpose of discussing your family’s educational goals and if our methods and philosophy will further those goals.

All incoming students, with the exception of incoming Pre-K students, will complete placement testing. Part of the test can be completed at the Family Q&A. A testing fee will apply, but will not exceed the actual cost of administering the test.

  1. Admissions decisions will be conveyed in writing as soon as possible after the interview. Included with your acceptance letter will be a tuition contract. Your tuition contract must be signed and returned to Providence with your registration fee and family fee no later than ten days after notice of acceptance. Your spot will only be held for ten business days. Families who pay tuition in monthly installments will pay the first installment in June.
  2. Prepare for school: The preparation process includes purchasing books and uniforms and attending the August Co-teacher conference. A Welcome Packet will guide you through the process.

All registration fees paid by March 18 will be discounted to $400 per student (the fees are $450 after March 18). Families who pay tuition in monthly installments will pay the first installment in June.

Providence Preparatory School admits students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at our school. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, or national or ethnic origin in the administration of admission or financial aid.

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