Admissions: How to Apply

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.

Note: For your application to be processed in time to begin on the first day of school, please submit your application by July 15. Applications received after this date will be be considered for delayed enrollment, after school begins.

1. Attend an informational meeting.

These 90 minute-long meetings are scheduled monthly (with varying days and times to accommodate each family’s schedule; see “Informational Meetings and Campus Tours” 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 and 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.

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.

 

Admission Timeline for the 2019-2020 Academic Year

Early January 2019: Application/recommitment period opens for currently enrolled families.

  • A student/school meeting will be scheduled for new students in current families.

February 5, 2019: Application period opens for new families. For applications received prior to this date, an email confirming receipt will be sent to the applicant, and processing of the application will begin on February 5.

  • Submit Application for Admission and Teacher Questionnaire (see above)
  • Respond to email from the admissions office to
    • Schedule Family Q&A
      • This meeting is for the purpose of discussing your family’s educational goals and if our methods and philosophy will further those goals.
    • Schedule placement test
      • All incoming students, with the exception of incoming Pre-K students, will complete an incoming assessment.

     *Admissions decisions will be conveyed in writing following completion of the Family Q&A

      and placement test and receipt of prior school records.*

  • If accepted, 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.
  • All registration fees paid by March 18 will be discounted to $400 per student (the fees are $450 after March 18). Please see Tuitions and Fees for more details. 
  • Tuition for the upcoming school year is due in June. Families who pay tuition in monthly installments will pay the first installment in June.

June 3, 2019: Application period open for Encore (part-time) students

July 15, 2019: Application submission deadline

  • Prospective students who complete their applications after July 15 will be reviewed, assessed and notified on a rolling basis as space is available.

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.

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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