The end of the eighth-grade year is an exciting time to celebrate the successful completion of middle school and the significant rite of passage into high school. The Providence community enjoys this time of recognizing and honoring our eighth-grade students. We applaud their growth and accomplishments and encourage them as they launch into the next phase of their academic careers.
8th Grade Theatricum Botanicum Visit – May 13
This interactive day of Shakespeare experiences is a wonderful time of learning and amusement. The Theatre is located in Topanga Canyon and students spend the day learning about Shakespeare through interactive activities, capped by a performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
CJSF Celebration – May 22
For students who qualify for the California Junior Scholarship Federation for academic achievement, a dinner and movie night are organized.
Upper School Academic and Achievement Awards Night – May 28, 7 pm
Providence Upper Campus (Boys and Girls Club gymnasium), 630 East Canon Perdido Street, Santa Barbara 93103
An all-Upper School ceremony recognizing top academic 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.
Middle School Beach Excursion – May 26
The middle school faculty plan this fun, memorable day at East Beach, complete with beach games and lunch.
8th Grade Excursion – June 5
Eighth-grade students and teachers enjoy a day of fun at Universal Studios. This is a day to remember as a celebration of their hard work and fun times together.
Final Exams – June 9 – 11
End-of-term examinations for grades 7-8. School dismisses at 12:15 pm on these minimum days. Eighth-grade students complete their exams by June 10, but are invited to return for a BBQ and yearbook-signing party on June 11.
8th Grade Recognition Ceremony – June 10, 7 pm
Santa Barbara Community Church, 1002 Cieneguitas Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93110 Map
Celebrate and recognize the Class of 2019 with prayers, student and faculty speeches, and a memory video. A dessert reception follows the ceremony.
8th Grade Thursday / End-of Year BBQ & Yearbook Signing – June 11, 12:30 pm – 2:45 pm
Eighth-grade students do not have school the morning after their recognition celebration. We hope to see each eighth-grade student at school at 12:30 for a BBQ and yearbook-signing party. This event is for all Providence Upper School students, including middle school, high school, and graduating seniors.