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A Historic Moment: City of Goleta Approves Providence Upper School Campus Proposal

March 7, 2018 by Elaine Rottman | Posted In: Articles, Engineering Academy, General Information, High School, Middle School
A Historic Moment: City of Goleta Approves Providence Upper School Campus Proposal

This is a historic moment for Providence. After two years of dedicated and focused board and administrative leadership, our change-of-use request for the Pacific Technology Center has been approved by the City of Goleta. Once renovated, the current research and development facility, a 21,408-square-foot building at 5385 Hollister Avenue, just west of Goleta Cottage Hospital, would be a… read more »

Providence Junior Jake Yonally Authors Published Article and Wins Writing Award

February 14, 2018 by Elaine Rottman | Posted In: Academics, Articles, High School, Libertas Scholars
Providence Junior Jake Yonally Authors Published Article and Wins Writing Award

Jake Yonally, a Providence junior and elite soccer player, recently had an article on Calvin Coolidge published by the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE), a national economics and liberty think tank, and was recognized with a major writing award for a critical essay on The Rat Pack and the rise of equality of opportunity in… read more »

Four Guns, A Fire, and a Mudslide

January 19, 2018 by Scott Lisea | Posted In: Articles, Head of School, Recess and Rhetoric
Four Guns, A Fire, and a Mudslide

  Recently, my wife, Jamie, was clearing unwanted clothing from her side of our closet and she uncovered four guns. Yes, guns. No, Jamie is not a hunter, nor is she a gun enthusiast. No NRA stickers on her Toyota. Jamie is the mother of three boys, and over the years if she didn’t like… read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Senior Kellie St. Oegger Pursues Her Passion for Art

June 6, 2014 by Elaine Rottman | Posted In: Academics, Alumni, Articles, Arts, High School
Senior Kellie St. Oegger Pursues Her Passion for Art

“If I don’t pursue art, it will be a decision I’ll regret the rest of my life.”  With that firm resolve, Kellie St. Oegger, Providence senior, has chosen to attend the Florence Academy of Art in the fall, after spending the summer exploring Europe’s finest art museums. Providence high school art teacher James Daly says… read more »

An Interview with a Middle School Teacher

May 9, 2014 by Elaine Rottman | Posted In: Academics, Articles, Did You Know, Middle School
An Interview with a Middle School Teacher

Written by Carri Svoboda, Middle School humanities teacher Ugh! Isn’t middle school when kids are at their worst? Are you kidding me? Middle school is when the kids are at their best! They are no longer learning to read but instead reading to learn. They are no longer just following what others say but are… read more »

Truth and Truth: Critical Thinking Alone is not Enough

March 5, 2014 by David O'Neil | Posted In: Academics, Articles, High School, Middle School
Truth and Truth:  Critical Thinking Alone is not Enough

Written by: Bruce RottmanHigh School humanities and economics     All good schools teach critical thinking. They develop students who write clearly and persuasively, who pepper discussions and papers with genuine insights.  I think there is something missing in this picture. Did you know that at Providence, A Santa Barbara Christian School, we think critical thinking… read more »

College Interns Observe Providence’s Easy, Thorough Integration of Faith and Learning

February 1, 2014 by Elaine Rottman | Posted In: Academics, Articles, Athletics, Did You Know, High School, Middle School, Student Life
College Interns Observe Providence’s Easy, Thorough Integration of Faith and Learning

This article was written by intern Anna Beebe, a Providence Hall Class of 2011 graduate. Three Westmont College seniors spent the Fall 2013 semester on Providence’s Upper Campus as interns. Each intern brought preconceptions about what an independent Christian school is like into the experience and each left with new thoughts and impressions. Kate Stipa,… read more »



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