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A Wicked Heart? Without God, #metoo

November 17, 2017 by Scott Lisea | Posted In: Articles, Head of School
A Wicked Heart? Without God, #metoo

“The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?”  Jeremiah 17:9 (KJV) Is there a more offensive message to the human ego than this blunt revelation that we are deceitful and wicked? Not just ordinarily wicked—we are desperately wicked.  People fall into two camps: those who resist this message as offensive… read more »

Students Hit the Streets in Community Service

November 7, 2017 by Elaine Rottman | Posted In: Elementary School, Events, High School, Middle School, Student Life
Students Hit the Streets in Community Service

Wednesday, November 8, is Philia Project Day. Every year, the entire Providence School dedicates 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, Grades K –12, to demonstrate both their love for their school and for their community. According… read more »

Honoring Our Nation’s Veterans

November 7, 2017 by Elaine Rottman | Posted In: Academics, Elementary School, Events, Student Life
Honoring Our Nation’s Veterans

Thursday, November 9, Providence Lower School students (grades K-6) will honor our nation’s veterans at an annual Veterans Day Assembly. Students will serve attending veterans refreshments at 12:30 pm and the assembly will begin  at 12:45 pm in Luther Hall (3723 Modoc Road), adjacent to the Providence Lower School campus.  During the assembly, students will perform a delightful medley… read more »

ONEderful Night Returns

October 25, 2017 by Elaine Rottman | Posted In: Events
ONEderful Night Returns

ONEderful Night, a celebration of Providence’s past, present, and future, is planned for Thursday, November 16, at the Cabrillo Arts Pavilion. “God is on the move at Providence,” says Dr. Scott Lisea, head of school, “and this event gives the members of our Providence family an opportunity to share how their lives have been shaped… read more »

Kylie Brown Named National Merit Commended

October 13, 2017 by Elaine Rottman | Posted In: Academics, Athletics, High School, In the Press, Student Life
Kylie Brown Named National Merit Commended

Senior Kylie Brown has been named a Commended Student in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program. She is among the top three percent of scorers throughout the nation being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. A student at Providence, A Santa Barbara Christian School since kindergarten, Kylie is planning a career in either electrical or… read more »

Providence Co-Hosting QCommons – October 26

October 12, 2017 by Elaine Rottman | Posted In: Events
Providence Co-Hosting QCommons – October 26

Providence is partnering with Oceanhills Church to co-sponsor Q Commons on Thursday, October 26. This event is the brain child of Gabe Lyons (Providence Forum speaker from last spring) and provides people around the country (and the globe) to gather and engage with important topics.    This event’s national speakers, appearing by live video, are David… read more »

He Had No Religion

October 5, 2017 by Scott Lisea | Posted In: Head of School, Recess and Rhetoric
He Had No Religion

Like everyone else, I have no idea how to process the Las Vegas massacre. There seems to be nothing to understand or categorize about a senseless shooting that took so many lives and as of yet, for no apparent purpose, statement, or cause. We live in sick times when we would find it more palatable… read more »

Providence Presents: Demystifying the College Admission Process – 10/17

October 4, 2017 by Elaine Rottman | Posted In: Academics, Did You Know, Events, High School
Providence Presents:  Demystifying the College Admission Process – 10/17

 Finding the “right fit.” Getting in to the “right” college. Taking the ACT or SAT—or both. Applying for scholarships and financial aid. Going on college visits. Writing the college essay. The college admissions process can feel daunting and complex. But it doesn’t have to.  With a four-year, comprehensive approach to college counseling, Providence guides students… read more »

Engineering Classes Prove Popular in Middle School

October 2, 2017 by Admin | Posted In: Academics, Articles, Engineering Academy, Middle School
Engineering Classes Prove Popular in Middle School

MS Engineering: The First Month The popularity of the middle school engineering program at Providence has really taken off this year; for the first time, we will be admitting eighteen students in both first and second semester! It’s our largest class size yet for this program, which is exciting. But what exactly, I hear you… read more »

Music and Movement for Young Children – FREE Class

September 28, 2017 by Elaine Rottman | Posted In: Events, Preschool
Music and Movement for Young Children – FREE Class

Providence Preschool is offering a free Movement and Music class for children ages 2-5 on Thursday, October 12, from 3:15 pm to 4:15 pm. Children do not need to be enrolled at Providence Preschool to attend. Miss Paige will lead children in activities incorporating parachutes, balls, scarves, and more, all performed to music. Following the verbal… read more »

Becoming Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable

September 28, 2017 by Scott Lisea | Posted In: Academics, Articles, Head of School, Recess and Rhetoric
Becoming Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable

My wife, Jamie, and I have fallen into a very comfortable Sunday morning routine before heading to church. We rise early; our Labrador, Henri Nouwen, brings us the newspaper; we brew good coffee; we sit next to one another under blankets reading the news and watching “CBS Sunday Morning.” It is cozy, peaceful, and comfortable…. read more »

Loving God Is a Love Story

September 13, 2017 by Scott Lisea | Posted In: Recess and Rhetoric
Loving God Is a Love Story

I have worked myself up in a sweat again; this time, while speaking at chapel to our Providence Lower School students. I don’t know why I chose to wear a jacket on this unseasonably warm day. It makes it hard to wildly gesticulate. Afterward,  I stood by the door, giving high fives to students as… read more »

Teaching Students What to Think

September 13, 2017 by Max Beers | Posted In: Libertas Scholars
Teaching Students What to Think

Teaching Students What to Think By Bruce Rottman, Libertas Scholars Program Coordinator   I’ve often heard people say that teachers should “teach students how to think, not what to think.”  That claim is neither possible nor virtuous. Instead, teachers need to think about how to teach students what to think. Let’s assume I am investigating… read more »

Wild West Town – Completed

September 13, 2017 by Max Beers | Posted In: Engineering Academy
Wild West Town – Completed

If you’ve visited the Providence Lower Campus in the last couple of weeks, you might have noticed an exciting new development in the Grove. Lo and behold, the Providence Engineering Academy has completed its children’s playground project—and just in time for the new year!   The completed project, in place at the Lower Campus Grove For… read more »

Providence Presents (9/26): Truths & misconceptions about competitive sports

September 6, 2017 by Elaine Rottman | Posted In: Athletics, Events, High School, Middle School
Providence Presents (9/26): Truths & misconceptions about competitive sports

Are competitive sports right for me? What does it take to play college sports?  Providence Presents brings another informative event to the Santa Barbara community on Tuesday, September 26. “Truths and Misconceptions about the World of Competitive Sports” is a must for student athletes, coaches, and families of student athletes at any level:  elementary school,… read more »

Tennis Debuts as CIF Sport

September 5, 2017 by Elaine Rottman | Posted In: Athletics, High School
Tennis Debuts as CIF Sport

The addition of  girls tennis to to the Providence CIF sports rotation has Athletic Director Steve Stokes all smiles these days. “Adding a new sport is exciting and shows that our athletic programs are growing with our school,” he says. “It is wonderful to have one more option for our students to compete in high… read more »

Convocation Opens New School Year

August 15, 2017 by Elaine Rottman | Posted In: Academics, Elementary School, Events, Head of School, High School, Middle School, Preschool, Student Life
Convocation Opens New School Year

We are off to a great start! An inspiring and encouraging convocation ceremony opens the 2017-2018 school year on Tuesday, August 22. School opens for the new academic year the following morning. Convocation (Latin for “calling together”) is a formal service, both academic and spiritual, officially launching the new school year. During the convocation service… read more »

Providence Artists’ Work on Display in Santa Barbara

May 22, 2017 by Elaine Rottman | Posted In: Arts, Elementary School, High School
Providence Artists’ Work on Display in Santa Barbara

Work by Providence’s talented student artists will be on display in two community venues this week. The upper school student art show runs through May 25 at Christ Presbyterian Church (36 E. Victoria Street). An opening reception for these fine artists is Tuesday, May 23, 3:30 pm – 6 pm at the church. All are… read more »

Fiddler on the Roof Performances May 18-20

May 12, 2017 by Elaine Rottman | Posted In: Arts
Fiddler on the Roof Performances May 18-20

Featuring Eric Smith as Tevye and Sarah Jane Robertson as Golde, the perennially popular musical Fiddler on the Roof tells the story of  a Jewish milkman in early 1900s Russia. As his three eldest daughters marry, each one moves further from the traditional ways. Tevye must cope with the loss of treasured traditions while facing… read more »

Providence Presents: Jamie Lisea on Parenting

April 28, 2017 by Elaine Rottman | Posted In: Elementary School, Head of School, High School, Preschool
Providence Presents:  Jamie Lisea on Parenting

Jamie Lisea is a wife, mom, friend, sister, daughter, working partner, speaker, and most recently, an author (Rich, Thirsty, Hungry). A communications major in college, Jamie most enjoys genuine connection with people and the art of asking a good question. After 25 years working in the mission of Young Life, she continues to train and… read more »



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