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PREPARED FOR THE BEST COLLEGES IN THE COUNTRY. PREPARED FOR LIFE:  TO IMPACT YOUR COMMUNITY, YOUR WORKPLACE, AND OUR WORLD—AND SOME DAY, YOUR OWN FAMILY.

Providence-College-CounselingProvidence’s college counseling program works in tandem with our mission as a college preparatory school. We have a dedicated college counselor on our faculty to walk alongside students and their families for four years, educating, counseling, and mentoring them through the exploration of and application to colleges and universities throughout the country.

In an effort to assist students in this process, we provide access to a number of opportunities to aid them in their journey. We plan annual college trips around the country, beginning in the freshman year of high school. In addition to our college trips and hosted college fairs, we hold several grade-specific college information nights for parents and students on topics including the college application process, writing the college essay, and applying for financial assistance. 

The college decision-making process is a major life transition and ought to be weighed heavily. Our goal is to equip each student with the necessary resources to make the most informed decision possible. At the end of a student’s senior year, he or she will be well prepared and have many attractive options for college education. 

College Counselor:  Hayley Penton, hpenton@providencesb.org

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Alumni Spotlight

Anna Beebe

Class of 2011

Anna joined Providence as a quiet, introverted freshman who didn’t very much like school. Her new teachers and friends graciously challenged her to come out of her shell. She remembers an assignment to give a presentation about herself. She was terrified. But after her teacher, Mr. Elwood, spent time with her to help make it work, his encouragement changed her outlook on public speaking. Now a Westmont College student, Anna has the confidence to speak in front of a group, and has even done a joint presentation alongside her education professor.


“Choosing Providence is one of the best decisions my parents and I made for my life. Providence Hall classes are challenging and I found it thrilling to try to perform well academically. My teachers saw my potential and drew it out. Those relationships were a huge factor in my success, as was the positive peer atmosphere. I did honors work because my friends did. In delving deeper, I discovered what lights my intellectual fire. After college, I want to be a teacher or counselor at a place like Providence.” ~ Anna Beebe, Class of 2011