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Better Together:  Providence and ELMO Merge for Sustainable Greatness in Christian Education

April 19, 2018 by Elaine Rottman | Posted In: Academics, Elementary School, General Information, High School, In the Press, Middle School, Preschool
Better Together:  Providence and ELMO Merge for Sustainable Greatness in Christian Education

Some things simply are better together: peanut butter and jelly, chips and salsa, movies and popcorn, and Batman and Robin, to name just a few. While great on their own, in combination they enhance each other, becoming better for being together. By a unanimous vote on Monday, April 16, the boards of directors of El… read more »

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 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 »

School Closed until January 3

December 7, 2017 by Elaine Rottman | Posted In: General Information, Uncategorized
School Closed until January 3

UPDATE – Providence is closed until January 3 due to compromised air quality as a result of the Thomas Fire and the scheduled Christmas Break. All activities, including the Service of Lessons and Carols, are canceled. “We have been monitoring air quality, and conferring with fire department officials, and, just as SB Unified School District… 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 »

Trina Hudson to Lead Annual Giving Program at Providence

May 23, 2016 by Elaine Rottman | Posted In: General Information, In the Press
Trina Hudson to Lead Annual Giving Program at Providence

Trina Hudson of Hudson Consulting joins Providence as Counsel for Annual Giving. A resident of Santa Barbara for over 30 years, Trina brings a knowledge and love of the community and its people to her work. Before joining Hudson Consulting, Trina was director of annual giving at Westmont College. During her tenure at Westmont she… read more »

There Is Still Time to Apply

May 9, 2016 by Elaine Rottman | Posted In: General Information
There Is Still Time to Apply

If your family is undecided about school choice for any grade level this fall, we invite you to consider Providence. We are pleased to share there are a few spaces available at most grade levels. Tuition assistance is available. These classes will fill quickly, so we encourage you to contact us soon. If you have… read more »

Scott Rockney Named Upper School Principal

March 3, 2016 by Elaine Rottman | Posted In: Academics, General Information, Head of School, High School
Scott Rockney Named Upper School Principal

Mr. Scott Rockney has accepted an offer to serve as Principal and Minister of Mission for Providence Upper School (Grades 7–12), effective July 1, 2016. (This position carries the same responsibilities as “Head of Upper School,” but the new title communicates the pastoral, shepherding nature of the role.) Scott Rockney comes to Providence from Oaks Christian School… read more »

Marshall Howen Joins Providence as Business Manager

February 1, 2016 by Elaine Rottman | Posted In: General Information
Marshall Howen Joins Providence as Business Manager

Providence welcomes Marshall Howen as Business Manager, effective February 1, 2016.  Howen brings a wide range of experience to support and grow the business manager position at Providence. He is the founder and owner of a thriving local solar installation and cleaning company, “Sunrise805.” In the recent past, he served on the executive team for Leonard… read more »

Dr. David Winter’s Memorial Service

September 8, 2015 by Elaine Rottman | Posted In: General Information, Head of School
Dr. David Winter’s Memorial Service

A fitting celebration of Dr. David Winter’s life was held on Saturday, August 29, 2015. A former Providence headmaster, Dr. Winter went to be with the Lord on August 15, 2015, at the age of 84. Westmont, where Dr. Winter served as college president for 25 years, prepared a video of the memorial service and graciously… read more »



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