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Middle & Upper School (7-12)

Tawny Kilpper, Director of Admissions (K-12)

Admission to Providence opens the door to young men and women who desire to be challenged by a demanding college preparatory, liberal arts education. It is a community where students engage with Christian teachers who are knowledgeable and passionate about their field of study, are well-trained in the art of teaching, and are compassionate and excited about the students they teach. Our teachers are committed to the Christian faith and hold themselves to high standards of thought, deed, and character. Providence is a place marked by goodness, an environment where students flourish as they seek truth, beauty, and excellence.

Providence’s college preparatory curriculum develops students to think, write, and speak with growing depth, skill, and clarity; qualities essential to a competitive college admission process. Our classes challenge students to learn more about who they are, who God is, the world they live in, and the integration of all three.

What makes a school great is not brick and mortar, it is teachers and students. Providence teachers are committed to impacting the lives of those whom they teach through competitive academic scholarship and by modeling Christian conviction and character. Similarly, a Providence student is one who longs to be a part of a community committed to academic scholarship and to nurture and develop themselves intellectually, physically, and spiritually.

A Providence education is not merely a means to another end; it is an end in itself. Our students are encouraged to become lifelong learners who seek after the virtues of truth, beauty, and excellence for their own sake; whether it’s in the classroom, on the basketball court, or under the glow of stage lights.

We would be honored to share Providence with you and I invite you to attend one of our admission events and take the opportunity to see how Providence is making a difference in the lives of our students, who are, after all, our future! We look forward to meeting you.

Apply Online

Click here to begin the online application.

All supplemental forms made available through the online application must be printed and submitted as instructed. These forms include two current teacher evaluations (one English or history; one math or science), a personal recommendation, and an academic transcript.

An application fee of $100 will be charged when the application is submitted.


Providence requires an admission assessment and interview for all new students entering grades 7-12. The assessment and interview will be administered at Providence in the spring of 2020. Families will be notified of the date and location. Providence also accepts results from the Independent School Entrance Examination (ISEE).

Tuition and Tuition Assistance

Providence is committed to enrolling students from families who seek a community for their child that develops character, nurtures faith, and encourages intellectual growth. The school charges a tuition that covers most of the cost to educate a student. Our tuition rates are carefully, thoughtfully, and prayerfully set by our Board of Directors every December. We are committed to providing the highest-quality education possible, giving families value for the dollars spent. Supporters who believe in the mission of Christian education make generous gifts to allow us to keep tuition rates low and to offer a tuition-assistance program.

Providence works hard to provide need-based and mission-driven tuition assistance to families who cannot afford the full tuition. The tuition assistance information page provides answers to questions you may have. If you wish to apply for tuition assistance, you may begin the online application process from that page. Providence will work closely with your family to make attending this school a reality for your student.

Application Timeline

  • To apply for admission in the current school year, please contact the Office of Admission to see if space is available.
  • February 1, 2021 – Priority admission application deadline (for an admission decision by March 5).
  • February 10, 2021 – Tuition assistance applications are due (for an award notification by March 5).
  • February 24, 2021 – Teacher recommendation and other supplemental forms are due (for an admission decision by March 6).
  • March 5, 2021 – Admission and tuition assistance award notifications will be mailed to those families who have met the deadlines listed above.

Applications completed after February 10, 2021 will be considered on a rolling basis as space allows. Notifications will be mailed after March 5, 2021 as the decisions are made.

Admissions Department

We look forward to walking alongside your family as you explore all Providence has to offer your son or daughter.

Julia Davis
Director of Preschool Admission
phone: (805) 962-3091
email: jdavis@providencesb.org

Tawny Kilpper
Director of Admissions (K-12)
phone: (805) 962-3091
email: tkilpper@providencesb.org

Emilee Hurlbert
Admissions Associate (7-12)
phone: (805) 962-4400
email: ehurlbert@providencesb.org