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Providence Opens Classrooms to Evacuees – Free for one month

January 16, 2018 by Elaine Rottman | Posted In: Elementary School, General Information, In the Press, Middle School, Preschool
Providence Opens Classrooms to Evacuees – Free for one month

In an effort to support families with children currently enrolled in preschools, elementary schools, and middle schools in the areas impacted by the Montecito mudflows, Providence is opening all classrooms with available space free of charge for a month. For more information, please contact Angie West, Director of Preschool and Lower School Admission (ages 3… 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »



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