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Soo Chang Named Next Head of School

March 31, 2020 by Elaine Rottman | Posted In: Head of School
Soo Chang Named Next Head of School

The Providence School Board of Directors has appointed Mr. Soo Chang as the next head of school, effective July 1, 2020. 

COVID-19 Updates and Communications

March 19, 2020 by Elaine Rottman | Posted In: Academics, Events, General Information
COVID-19 Updates and Communications

Please refer to COVID-19 Information for the latest school-related updates, event cancellation notices, communications, and other resources.

Providence Moving to Remote Learning on March 16

March 13, 2020 by Elaine Rottman | Posted In: Academics, Arts, Athletics, Elementary School, Events, General Information, Head of School, High School, In the Press, Middle School, Preschool, Student Life, Uncategorized
Providence Moving to Remote Learning on March 16

Providence classes will switch over to remote learning beginning March 16, in a proactive measure responding to the COVID-19 coronavirus situation.

The Coronavirus: Prevention and Preparation at Providence

March 11, 2020 by Elaine Rottman | Posted In: General Information, Head of School, Uncategorized
The Coronavirus: Prevention and Preparation at Providence

The safety of our students is our highest priority. We will update parents and post the information here as the impact of COVID-19 continues to unfold. Providence school leaders are closely monitoring the coronavirus situation.

Senior Class Artists Awarded College Scholarships

February 27, 2020 by Elaine Rottman | Posted In: Arts, High School
Senior Class Artists Awarded College Scholarships

Providence School seniors Emma Gobbell and Chloe Herdrich are awarded college scholarships by the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara. They were among 25 local student artists honored with $2500 renewable college scholarships, selected by a panel of judges who reviewed the portfolios of 70 applicants.

Providence and Westmont Partner on Innovative New Course

January 14, 2020 by Elaine Rottman | Posted In: Academics, High School, In the Press
Providence and Westmont Partner on Innovative New Course

Providence School and Westmont College have launched a dual-credit course for Providence seniors, “Research Seminar: Educational Exploration in the Liberal Arts.” All high school seniors will take this innovative two-credit course that provides college-level experience in research, writing, and presentation.

Providence Students Win District Coding Contest

January 6, 2020 by Elaine Rottman | Posted In: Academics, Engineering Academy, High School, In the Press
Providence Students Win District Coding Contest

Two Providence School students created an app to connect service organizations and volunteers. They were recognized for their creative efforts by Representative Salud Carbajal, who presented them with the Congressional App Challenge award.

Middle School Teacher Achieves National Board Certification

December 17, 2019 by Elaine Rottman | Posted In: Academics, Did You Know, Middle School
Middle School Teacher Achieves National Board Certification

Carri Svoboda was recognized as a National Board Certified Teacher in the focus area of English language arts for early adolescent students. She was awarded this elite status in early December 2019. National Board certification is awarded only to those teachers who complete “a performance-based, peer-reviewed process demonstrating their proven impact on student learning and achievement.”

Alumna Launches Ensemble to Bring Hope and Healing through Music

November 15, 2019 by Elaine Rottman | Posted In: Alumni, Arts
Alumna Launches Ensemble to Bring Hope and Healing through Music

Cellist Rebecca Shasberger, Providence Hall Class of 2011, finds purpose and calling in bringing music of the highest quality to all whom God loves, in all walks of life. 

Creating a New Song

November 13, 2019 by Elaine Rottman | Posted In: Arts, Elementary School, Student Life
Creating a New Song

As soon as Principal Knoles heard this year’s theme verse, Psalm 136:1, he knew he wanted to use it in a song that would be easy for children to sing.

University of Chicago Selects Teacher Bruce Rottman for Outstanding Educator Award

October 16, 2019 by Admin | Posted In: Academics, Did You Know, High School, Libertas Scholars
University of Chicago Selects Teacher Bruce Rottman for Outstanding Educator Award

Bruce Rottman, high school humanities, economics, and American government teacher at Providence School has been selected for the University of Chicago’s Outstanding Educator Award.

Providence Presents Jim Ryun, Olympic Medalist and Congressman

October 4, 2019 by Elaine Rottman | Posted In: Athletics, Events
Providence Presents Jim Ryun, Olympic Medalist and Congressman

Providence presents an evening with Olympic medalist Jim Ryun, the first high school boy to run the mile in under four minutes, rated by ESPN as the number one high school athlete of all time

Providence Remembers 9/11

September 10, 2019 by Elaine Rottman | Posted In: Events, High School, Middle School
Providence Remembers 9/11

In honor of the lives lost on September 11, 2001, Providence School is partnering with the Young America’s Foundation to arrange flags on West Beach to honor each of the people who died in the terrorist attacks.

Convocation Service Opens Academic Year on August 20

August 19, 2019 by Elaine Rottman | Posted In: Academics, General Information, High School, Middle School, Student Life
Convocation Service Opens Academic Year on August 20

The 2019-2020 school year opening service will he held Tuesday, August 20, at 5:30 pm at San Roque Catholic Church, adjacent to our Preschool and Lower School campus at 3225 Calle Pinon.

Announcing a New Digital Design Program for Fall 2019: The Providence Studio

June 13, 2019 by Elaine Rottman | Posted In: Academics, Arts, High School
Announcing a New Digital Design Program for Fall 2019: The Providence Studio

Launching in Fall 2019, The Providence Studio will facilitate an open, hands-on, creative conversation where all students are able to articulate and practice how cultural trends and developments in technology can be used to either see and create goodness in this world—or not. The goal for this program is to take a very specific skill set, hone it, focus it, and then use it ethically, responsibly, and practically. 

Three Providence Students Are Finalists in Prestigious ARC Salon Competition

June 7, 2019 by Elaine Rottman | Posted In: Academics, Arts, High School
Three Providence Students Are Finalists in Prestigious ARC Salon Competition

Three Providence students are finalists in the ARC Salon international art competition. They are three of only 37 finalists ages 12-19 in the world.

Seniors Present Top Three Thesis Projects – Video Now Available

May 16, 2019 by Elaine Rottman | Posted In: Academics, Events, High School, Videos
Seniors Present Top Three Thesis Projects – Video Now Available

The 2019 winners are:Maggie Coffin – “Justice for the Jailed – Prison Reform”Lauren West –  “Inside the Mind of the Anorexic: Addicted to Starvation”Jake Yonally – “A Tiger by the Tail: Replacing the Federal Reserve System” Video of each presentation is now available.

Providence Presents:  Moms Night Out with Kate Merrick

April 11, 2019 by Elaine Rottman | Posted In: Uncategorized
Providence Presents:  Moms Night Out with Kate Merrick

Providence School is pleased to welcome author Kate Merrick to a Moms Night Out event on Thursday, April 25.

Celebrate Providence Event a Spectacular Success

March 22, 2019 by Elaine Rottman | Posted In: Events
Celebrate Providence Event a Spectacular Success

Celebrate Providence! A Seaside Soiree took place March 15 at the Rosewood Miramar Beach. It was a special evening that brought together the Providence School community to celebrate Christian education, honor God and his faithfulness to the school, and raise necessary support for the students and mission. 

Boys & Girls Club Presents Providence with “Community Support” Award

February 22, 2019 by Elaine Rottman | Posted In: Elementary School, High School, Middle School, Student Life
Boys & Girls Club Presents Providence with “Community Support” Award

On behalf of Providence School students, parents, and faculty, Scott Rockney, middle and high school principal and associate head of school, accepted the “Community Support” award from the Boys and Girls Club of Santa Barbara



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