The end of the school year is an exciting time to celebrate the successful completion of academic work and new adventures on the horizon. The entire Providence community enjoys this time of recognizing and honoring our seniors in particular. We applaud their growth and accomplishments as Providence graduates and send them off to colleges and universities across the country with prayers for God’s blessing and with our best wishes for continued success.
Wednesday, April 19
All seniors gather in semi-formal dress for a class photo.
Senior Day at Disneyland
Monday, May 22
Senior Project Finalists Presentations
Wednesday, May 24
Christ Presbyterian Church, corner of Victoria and Anacapa
The top three senior projects will be presented to the school community and special guests. Prizes will be awarded. This is a time for celebrating all the seniors’ efforts by announcing their topics and theses. All interested are invited to attend. Last year, the top researchers were:
- Gabriel Clark, “Economic and Moral Arguments for Fracking”
- Madison Niessen, “A Critique of Short-Term Missions”
- Jacob Park, “The Legacy of Bob Dylan”
Providence Awards Night
Thursday, May 25, 7 pm – 9 pm
Santa Barbara Community Church, 1002 Cieneguitas Road
A ceremony recognizing top academic and athletic performances and other achievements of the school year. This event is for all students, grades 7-12, and their families. Light refreshments will be served following the program.
time and place TBA
BBQ and awards for all Chorale members and their families. Contact Rebecca Hodson with any questions.
May 31 – June 2
Friday, June 2, by 4 pm
Seniors must complete checkout (returning text books, gathering personal belongings) by 4 pm on Friday.
June 5 – 7
This trip is a special time for seniors to enjoy their meaningful friendships with classmates, to reflect on their Providence experience, and to create new memories.
Saturday, June 3
Information on a Senior Class dinner, planned and hosted by parents, is emailed to senior families. Please contact Pam Beebe with any questions.
Final Exams (7 – 11)
June 6 – 8
End-of-term examinations for grades 7-11. School dismisses at 12:15 pm for middle school and 12:30 pm for high school on these minimum days.
Thursday, June 8, 10:30 am – 12 pm
First Presbyterian Church of Santa Barbara, 21 East Constance Avenue, Santa Barbara 93105
Mandatory commencement rehearsal for all seniors, flag bearers, and other students participating in the commencement ceremony (with the exception of Chorale singers).
June 8, 2017, 6 pm – 7 pm
Christ Presbyterian Church, Victoria and Anacapa
A worship service planned and led by the seniors, reflecting on their spiritual growth while at Providence.
Senior Gathering and Exit Interviews
Friday, June 9, 9 am – 11 am
Providence Upper Campus
A time for the seniors to formally share with faculty and staff their thoughts and observations about their time at Providence.
End-of Year BBQ & Yearbook Signing
Friday, June 9, 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Providence Upper Campus
A BBQ lunch and time to socialize and sign yearbooks. This event is for all Providence students, including middle school, high school, and graduating seniors. The BBQ is free for students who purchased a yearbook and costs $5 for those who did not purchase a yearbook. (Please submit fee to Upper School Office.)
June 9, 2017, 4 pm
NEW LOCATION! First Presbyterian Church of Santa Barbara, 21 East Constance Avenue, Santa Barbara 93105
All are welcome to attend this joyful, worshipful celebration of the members of our Senior Class as they receive their diplomas and commence the next stage of their educations. The speaker this year is Shelene Bryan, author of Love, Skip, Jump.
All former Board members of Providence, Providence Hall, and Santa Barbara Christian School are invited to attend and participate in the opening procession. Board emeriti will be given a special cord to wear and seating will be reserved for you and your family. Please RSVP to Elaine Rottman, Director of Advancement, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All alumni of Providence, Providence Hall, and Santa Barbara Christian School are invited to attend and to sit together in a reserved section. Please RSVP to Elaine Rottman, Director of Advancement, at email@example.com.
Tickets are not required. Doors will open at 3:30 pm for seniors’ families for priority seating. All others may enter at 3:40 pm. Please be mindful to arrive and park in time to be in your seat before the procession begins at 4 pm.
Parking at First Presbyterian Church is available in the lot adjacent to the church.
A reception will follow the ceremony in the Christian Fellowship Center.
All seniors, flag bearers, and other participants in the commencement ceremony, including Chorale singers, should be at First Presbyterian Church by 3 pm.
Senior Class Verse
“But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.” 1 Corinthians 15:57-58