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Welcome from the Head of School

As the newly appointed Head of School and on behalf of the entire school community, I want to thank you for your interest in Providence School. As you begin to explore our website, I hope that you will take plenty of time to learn about our distinct mission, our Christian philosophy, our strong academics, and the wide range of extra-curricular opportunities we offer.

Parents, you are about to make one of the most critical decisions that will impact your children for the rest of their lives. I am glad that you are considering Providence School as a critical partner in educating your children. As you begin to dive into our website, I’d like to highlight what we have done since the shut-down and briefly outline our plans for the upcoming school year.

As soon as the shut-down was announced, Providence quickly pivoted to distance learning. Our experienced and diligent teachers worked long and hard throughout the distance learning process to ensure our students remained actively engaged in learning. Throughout the past several months, the faculty went the extra mile to make sure their students felt supported—academically, spiritually and emotionally. Our students responded with resilience and through their own growth-oriented mindsets successfully transitioned to virtual classrooms. We are delighted to share that thanks to a nimble and timely response to this unexpected disruption, Providence students are on track academically and will be ready for the upcoming school year.

Looking ahead, our current plan is to welcome our students back to school for in-person learning five days a week, closely following the recommended physical distancing guidelines and safety protocols. As I’m sure you are fully aware, things remain fluid and will likely continue to evolve during the summer months. We will continue to track closely the state and local  reopening plans and adjust our plans if necessary. We remain committed to an in-person instructional model because we strongly believe that most students learn best through this approach.

In addition to creating smaller class sizes (to accommodate physical distancing), we will design creative schedules, implement technologies, and establish safety procedures (including regular sanitization of our classrooms). Our goal is to do our utmost in order to fulfill our mission to prepare students for lives of purpose, equipped with the knowledge, wisdom, and character found in God’s unchanging truth. Our hope and prayer is that we will be able to implement our full plans for in-person learning during the 2020-21 school year. That said, if we need to move to a distance-learning mode due to state and local orders, we will have a set of plans for that scenario as well.

It is our privilege to host you online and we hope that you will find the information you need to take the next steps. We still have some limited openings in select grades, so I encourage you to contact our Admissions Office without delay if you wish to learn more about our school or if you would like to schedule a personal tour.

Wishing you and your family the very best!

Sincerely,

Soo Chang, M.Div.

Head of School