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Waiver Received: K-6 Opening for In-Person Classes

September 16, 2020 by Elaine Rottman | Posted In: Academics, Elementary School
Waiver Received: K-6 Opening for In-Person Classes

The Santa Barbara County and State of California health departments approved a waiver allowing Providence to hold Lower School classes in person.

Reopening Guide for Lower School Published

August 27, 2020 by Elaine Rottman | Posted In: Elementary School
Reopening Guide for Lower School Published

The K–6 reopening plan is ready to put into operation when Providence is allowed to resume in-person education on our San Roque campus.

Providence Pushes Forward on Two Fronts

August 17, 2020 by Elaine Rottman | Posted In: Academics, General Information, Head of School, High School, Middle School, Preschool
Providence Pushes Forward on Two Fronts

Providence will open on August 18 for in-person learning for preschool through kindergarten-age children. Students in Grades 1–12 will begin the year with distance learning.

UPDATED – Plans for Fall

August 3, 2020 by Elaine Rottman | Posted In: Academics, Elementary School, Events, General Information, Head of School, High School, Middle School, Preschool
UPDATED – Plans for Fall

Providence will welcome both Preschool and Kindergarten children on campus for in-person learning, beginning August 18, 2020.

“Miss Cathy” Retires after 47 Years with Preschool

July 1, 2020 by Elaine Rottman | Posted In: Articles, Preschool
“Miss Cathy” Retires after 47 Years with Preschool

Miss Cathy retired after devoting 47 meaningful years of service to the children and families of Santa Barbara. 

An In-Person Graduation Ceremony for the Class of 2020

June 15, 2020 by Elaine Rottman | Posted In: Academics, Events, High School, Student Life
An In-Person Graduation Ceremony for the Class of 2020

Providence School bid adieu to 20 members of the Class of 2020 during an in-person graduation on Friday evening, June 12. 

Celebrating the Class of 2020 with an In-Person Commencement Ceremony

June 3, 2020 by Elaine Rottman | Posted In: Events, High School, Student Life
Celebrating the Class of 2020 with an In-Person Commencement Ceremony

Class of 2020 members will receive their diplomas and listen to faculty speeches personalized for each student in an in-person commencement ceremony on June 12.

Knowing How the Story Ends Makes All the Difference

April 10, 2020 by Admin | Posted In: Head of School
Knowing How the Story Ends Makes All the Difference

A Good Friday Reflection by Soo Chang, Incoming Head of School

Providence Presents: Tips for Parents on Guiding Teens in a Stressful Season

April 9, 2020 by Elaine Rottman | Posted In: High School, Middle School, Student Life
Providence Presents: Tips for Parents on Guiding Teens in a Stressful Season

Susan Isaac put together a webinar with a panel of experts to offer parents of teens support and encouragement in this unprecedented time. A recording is now available.

Soo Chang Named Next Head of School

March 31, 2020 by Elaine Rottman | Posted In: Head of School
Soo Chang Named Next Head of School

The Providence School Board of Directors has appointed Mr. Soo Chang as the next head of school, effective July 1, 2020. 

COVID-19 Updates and Communications

March 19, 2020 by Elaine Rottman | Posted In: Academics, Events, General Information
COVID-19 Updates and Communications

Please refer to COVID-19 Information for the latest school-related updates, event cancellation notices, communications, and other resources.

Providence Moving to Remote Learning on March 16

March 13, 2020 by Elaine Rottman | Posted In: Academics, Arts, Athletics, Elementary School, Events, General Information, Head of School, High School, In the Press, Middle School, Preschool, Student Life, Uncategorized
Providence Moving to Remote Learning on March 16

Providence classes will switch over to remote learning beginning March 16, in a proactive measure responding to the COVID-19 coronavirus situation.

The Coronavirus: Prevention and Preparation at Providence

March 11, 2020 by Elaine Rottman | Posted In: General Information, Head of School, Uncategorized
The Coronavirus: Prevention and Preparation at Providence

The safety of our students is our highest priority. We will update parents and post the information here as the impact of COVID-19 continues to unfold. Providence school leaders are closely monitoring the coronavirus situation.

Senior Class Artists Awarded College Scholarships

February 27, 2020 by Elaine Rottman | Posted In: Arts, High School
Senior Class Artists Awarded College Scholarships

Providence School seniors Emma Gobbell and Chloe Herdrich are awarded college scholarships by the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara. They were among 25 local student artists honored with $2500 renewable college scholarships, selected by a panel of judges who reviewed the portfolios of 70 applicants.

Providence and Westmont Partner on Innovative New Course

January 14, 2020 by Elaine Rottman | Posted In: Academics, High School, In the Press
Providence and Westmont Partner on Innovative New Course

Providence School and Westmont College have launched a dual-credit course for Providence seniors, “Research Seminar: Educational Exploration in the Liberal Arts.” All high school seniors will take this innovative two-credit course that provides college-level experience in research, writing, and presentation.

Providence Students Win District Coding Contest

January 6, 2020 by Elaine Rottman | Posted In: Academics, Engineering Academy, High School, In the Press
Providence Students Win District Coding Contest

Two Providence School students created an app to connect service organizations and volunteers. They were recognized for their creative efforts by Representative Salud Carbajal, who presented them with the Congressional App Challenge award.

Middle School Teacher Achieves National Board Certification

December 17, 2019 by Elaine Rottman | Posted In: Academics, Did You Know, Middle School
Middle School Teacher Achieves National Board Certification

Carri Svoboda was recognized as a National Board Certified Teacher in the focus area of English language arts for early adolescent students. She was awarded this elite status in early December 2019. National Board certification is awarded only to those teachers who complete “a performance-based, peer-reviewed process demonstrating their proven impact on student learning and achievement.”

Alumna Launches Ensemble to Bring Hope and Healing through Music

November 15, 2019 by Elaine Rottman | Posted In: Alumni, Arts
Alumna Launches Ensemble to Bring Hope and Healing through Music

Cellist Rebecca Shasberger, Providence Hall Class of 2011, finds purpose and calling in bringing music of the highest quality to all whom God loves, in all walks of life. 

Creating a New Song

November 13, 2019 by Elaine Rottman | Posted In: Arts, Elementary School, Student Life
Creating a New Song

As soon as Principal Knoles heard this year’s theme verse, Psalm 136:1, he knew he wanted to use it in a song that would be easy for children to sing.

University of Chicago Selects Teacher Bruce Rottman for Outstanding Educator Award

October 16, 2019 by Admin | Posted In: Academics, Did You Know, High School, Libertas Scholars
University of Chicago Selects Teacher Bruce Rottman for Outstanding Educator Award

Bruce Rottman, high school humanities, economics, and American government teacher at Providence School has been selected for the University of Chicago’s Outstanding Educator Award.



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