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Providence Senior Accepted to Princeton

January 26, 2017 by Elaine Rottman | Posted In: Academics, Did You Know, Head of School, High School
Providence Senior Accepted to Princeton

Providence high school reached a milestone when senior Lily Olsen opened an online portal on December 15 and learned she was offered a place in the freshman class at Princeton University. Princeton is one of the eight “Ivy League” colleges and universities known for academic excellence and highly selective admissions. (The Ivies also include Brown,… read more »

Tickets Now Available! Jon Foreman & Gabe Lyons on March 15

January 4, 2017 by Elaine Rottman | Posted In: Events
Tickets Now Available! Jon Foreman & Gabe Lyons on March 15

Enjoy an inspiring evening of relevant ideas and beautiful music at the 7th Annual Providence Forum, taking place this year on March 15 at the Granada Theatre. Guests are in for a real treat when singer and songwriter Jon Foreman, WMA Dove and Grammy Award-winning frontman of several bands, most notably the platinum-selling cross-over rock group Switchfoot, performs his… read more »

Providence Honors Veterans with Special Programs on November 10

November 9, 2016 by Elaine Rottman | Posted In: Elementary School, Events, High School, Middle School, Student Life
Providence Honors Veterans with Special Programs on November 10

In honor of Veterans Day and to help students develop an appreciation for and to thank the men and women who have served our country, Providence has planned two special programs on Thursday, November 10. (School is closed in honor of Veterans Day on November 11). Middle School Veterans Day Program Pastor Dick Margeson, retired… read more »

Annual Philia Project Teaches Lessons in Service

November 9, 2016 by Elaine Rottman | Posted In: Elementary School, High School, Middle School, Student Life
Annual Philia Project Teaches Lessons in Service

Every fall and spring, Providence students, from kindergarten through high school, dedicate a day to community service. This event is called the Philia Project. Philia is one of four Greek words for “love” and this project allows students to demonstrate both their love for their school and for their community.   On Wednesday, November 9, high school students woke up to check… read more »

Application for 2017-18 School Year Now Open

October 28, 2016 by Elaine Rottman | Posted In: General Information
Application for 2017-18 School Year Now Open

The Providence Office of Admission began accepting applications November 1, 2016 for places in classes for the 2017-2018 school year.  For information on the admission application and tuition assistance process, please contact the appropriate Providence admission officer: Preschool – Grade 6:  Mrs. Angie West; awest@providencesb.org; 805-563-4770 Grades 7 – 12:  Mrs. Joyce Luy; jluy@providencesb.org; 805-962-4400 Learn… read more »

Video Now Available for “Does Your Vote Matter?”

October 27, 2016 by Elaine Rottman | Posted In: Events, Videos
Video Now Available for “Does Your Vote Matter?”

Missed the Providence Presents program with Bruce Rottman on voting? Attended but you want to hear it again before Election Day? The full-hour video is now available.  

Two Providence Seniors Named National Merit Commended Students

October 20, 2016 by Elaine Rottman | Posted In: Academics, High School, In the Press, Student Life
Two Providence Seniors Named National Merit Commended Students

Upper School principal, Mr. Scott Rockney, announced on Monday that Isabelle Marchand and Emily Peterson have been named Commended Students in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program.  Commended Students placed among the top five percent of students who took the Preliminary SAT (PSAT).  “These young women have demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success,” commented Rockney,… read more »

It’s Going to Be a ONEderful Night

September 19, 2016 by Elaine Rottman | Posted In: Events, Head of School
It’s Going to Be a ONEderful Night

A new Providence event debuts this fall:  A ONEderful Night. “Yes, that is spelled right,” says Dr. Scott Lisea. “I’m excited to kick off the year with our school theme: ONE. One school. One mission. We may have two campuses, but we’re one school. One school with one purpose—to provide the tools for a lifetime of… read more »

Providence Presents: Does Your Vote Matter?

September 15, 2016 by Elaine Rottman | Posted In: Events
Providence Presents: Does Your Vote Matter?

Providence Presents is a series of free community events, open to all who are interested.  Date: Thursday, October 13, 2016 Time: 7:00 pm Location: Christ Presbyterian Church, 36 E. Victoria Street, Santa Barbara, CA    The 2016 presidential election is one of the most polarized in memory. Both major party candidates are posting historically high negative ratings. What is… read more »

Convocation Service Opens Academic Year on August 23

August 19, 2016 by Elaine Rottman | Posted In: Academics, High School, Middle School, Student Life
Convocation Service Opens Academic Year on August 23

Convocation (Latin for “calling together”) is a formal academic and spiritual service that officially launches the beginning of the Providence Upper School year. During the convocation service, representatives of the Board of Directors, the administration, the faculty, and Upper School student prefect leaders will thank God for his providential care and ask for his blessing and… read more »

Two New Coaches Join Patriots Team

August 15, 2016 by Elaine Rottman | Posted In: Athletics, High School, Outdoor Education
Two New Coaches Join Patriots Team

Providence Athletic Director Steve Stokes is pleased to announce two additions to the high school coaching roster. Andy Gill, middle school physical education teacher and director of the popular Beyond the Classroom and Outdoor Leadership programs, will coach cross country running. “Andy’s vision for the cross country program mirrors what we want for our athletic… read more »

Luke Sunukjian Joins Upper School Faculty

June 10, 2016 by Elaine Rottman | Posted In: Academics, High School
Luke Sunukjian Joins Upper School Faculty

Luke Sunukjian is a familiar face at Providence. He has coached JV girls volleyball for the Upper School and will now join the faculty as high school math teacher. Mr. Sunukjian was raised in Santa Barbara and grew to love playing volleyball while at San Marcos High School. He played on an elite-level club team while… read more »

Tessa Emerson: New Player on the Lower School Team

June 10, 2016 by Elaine Rottman | Posted In: Academics, Elementary School
Tessa Emerson:  New Player on the Lower School Team

Miss Tessa Emerson, formerly a Division 1 basketball player for Pepperdine University, is excited to be on a new team this fall: the Providence Lower School faculty. She will teach the K-6 art classes and will assist in the Kindergarten classroom. Emerson was a standout at Pepperdine, both on the court and in the classroom…. read more »

Deborah Fuller to Teach Second Grade

June 10, 2016 by Elaine Rottman | Posted In: Academics, Elementary School
Deborah Fuller to Teach Second Grade

Deborah Fuller was born and raised in Santa Barbara and is thrilled to continue to be a contributing member of this unique community. Before joining the Providence faculty as a second grade teacher, Mrs. Fuller taught both kindergarten and first grade at Roosevelt Elementary School. She piloted a full-inclusion classroom for the past two years,… read more »

Matt Long Will Develop Upper School Academic Counseling Program

May 27, 2016 by Elaine Rottman | Posted In: Academics, High School, Middle School
Matt Long Will Develop Upper School Academic Counseling Program

Providence is pleased to welcome Mr. Matt Long to the new Upper School academic counseling and services position. In making the announcement, Dr. Scott Lisea, Head of School, said, “This hire is key to our strategy to help more kids get over the finish line (academically), without moving the finish line.” With his training in sport… read more »

Hayley Penton Joins Providence as College Counselor and Student Life Director

May 24, 2016 by Elaine Rottman | Posted In: Academics, High School, Student Life
Hayley Penton Joins Providence as College Counselor and Student Life Director

Hayley Penton will join the Providence Upper School staff as Director of College Counseling and Student Life. Mrs. Penton comes to Providence from Oaks Christian School, where she has served as student activities director for the past two years. During that time, she worked closely with faculty and administration to build a strong student leadership development… read more »

Trina Hudson to Lead Annual Giving Program at Providence

May 23, 2016 by Elaine Rottman | Posted In: General Information, In the Press
Trina Hudson to Lead Annual Giving Program at Providence

Trina Hudson of Hudson Consulting joins Providence as Counsel for Annual Giving. A resident of Santa Barbara for over 30 years, Trina brings a knowledge and love of the community and its people to her work. Before joining Hudson Consulting, Trina was director of annual giving at Westmont College. During her tenure at Westmont she… read more »

What Do Bob Dylan, Short-Term Mission Trips, and Fracking Have in Common?

May 23, 2016 by Elaine Rottman | Posted In: Academics, Events, High School
What Do Bob Dylan, Short-Term Mission Trips, and Fracking Have in Common?

Exploring the relevance and legacy of the musical voice of the Civil Rights movement, critiquing the efficacy of short-term mission trips, and making an economic and moral argument for fracking hardly are related topics. What brings them together is that these topics are the top three Senior Thesis Projects by Providence students. This program provides all Providence… read more »

Endings and New Beginnings for the Class of 2016

May 20, 2016 by Elaine Rottman | Posted In: Academics, Events, High School, Student Life
Endings and New Beginnings for the Class of 2016

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… read more »

VIDEO: Choosing Providence: One Family’s Story

May 19, 2016 by Elaine Rottman | Posted In: Videos
VIDEO:  Choosing Providence:  One Family’s Story

Jake and his family researched all Santa Barbara-area options and even out-of-state boarding schools for his middle and high school education. Listen in as Jake and his dad discuss why they chose Providence. Learn more:  www.providencesb.org/admission



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