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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 »

Dr. Lisea to Speak at Good Friday Breakfast

April 4, 2017 by Elaine Rottman | Posted In: Events, Head of School
Dr. Lisea to Speak at Good Friday Breakfast

Providence’s head of school, Dr. Scott Lisea, is the featured speaker at the Channel Islands YMCA 40th Annual Good Friday Breakfast. The YMCA presents this breakfast every year to honor the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. This event at Fess Parker’s DoubleTree Resort promotes community fellowship with a morning of inspiration, music, and a… read more »

Providence Forum a Cause for Celebration

March 24, 2017 by Elaine Rottman | Posted In: Events, Head of School, In the Press
Providence Forum a Cause for Celebration

Nearly 600 people gathered at the Granada Theatre for the seventh annual Providence Forum on March 15. It was a beautiful evening of community, food, conversation, music, and sharing the joy and impact of the Providence experience. The opening reception bustled with activity, as guests mingled, enjoyed bountiful appetizers, and listened to the music of alums… read more »

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 »



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