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The Three-Legged Stool: How We Define Our Educational Partnership

May 6, 2021 by Admin | Posted In: Elementary School, Head of School, High School, Middle School, Preschool, Recess and Rhetoric
The Three-Legged Stool: How We Define Our Educational Partnership

Providence teachers, students, and parents engage with one another in multiple ways.

Collaboration, Castles, and the Kingdom of God

April 28, 2021 by Admin | Posted In: High School, Middle School, Recess and Rhetoric, Student Life
Collaboration, Castles, and the Kingdom of God

We are all building something; the question is, are we better off doing it alone or in collaboration with other members of our community?

Intentional Parenting and Raising Resilient Children

April 21, 2021 by Tawny Kilpper | Posted In: Alumni, Head of School, High School, Middle School, Recess and Rhetoric
Intentional Parenting and Raising Resilient Children

I learned from a wise role model and a basket of clementines to embrace my role as the primary educator for my children. The best lessons are seldom comfortably learned.

Students Actively Participate in Their Education

April 15, 2021 by Admin | Posted In: Academics, Elementary School, Recess and Rhetoric
Students Actively Participate in Their Education

I don’t remember the first time I tied my shoes, read a book, wrote a story, did the dishes, sincerely asked someone for forgiveness without being made to do so, or merged onto the freeway alone.

Three Educational Paradigms Demonstrate What We Love the Most

April 7, 2021 by Admin | Posted In: Academics, Articles, Libertas Scholars, Recess and Rhetoric
Three Educational Paradigms Demonstrate What We Love the Most

Shaping what students should love relies on the teacher—a sage on stage—to cultivate deep knowledge about and deep love for topics students may never have considered. This is the essence of a distinctly Christian education.

Irrigating the Desert: Why We Need Humanities More Today than Ever Before

March 17, 2021 by Admin | Posted In: Academics, Elementary School, High School, Middle School, Recess and Rhetoric
Irrigating the Desert: Why We Need Humanities More Today than Ever Before

The study of humanities pushes us to examine the bigger questions of life. Humanities-based education is at the heart of Providence School’s distinctly Christian educational philosophy.

Putting Science in its Place

March 10, 2021 by Admin | Posted In: Academics, Recess and Rhetoric
Putting Science in its Place

The efficacy of science is a siren call to us to think that science can answer ALL questions. We resist this call by putting science in its place and realizing science cannot stand on its own feet.

Dare to Be a Daniel: Becoming a Strategic Influencer in an Influencer-led Culture

March 3, 2021 by Admin | Posted In: Head of School, Recess and Rhetoric
Dare to Be a Daniel: Becoming a Strategic Influencer in an Influencer-led Culture

Influencers are as old as human history. Follow along as Soo Chang unpacks the story of Daniel and his friends, drawing modern lessons for how Christian parents and schools can be training grounds for deploying strategic influencers in today’s world.

Treks, Rocks, Logs, and Spiritual Formation

February 24, 2021 by Admin | Posted In: Middle School, Outdoor Education, Recess and Rhetoric, Student Life
Treks, Rocks, Logs, and Spiritual Formation

Some lessons are best received in a verdant, outdoor setting. Tag along with Rod Meadth as he hikes with sixth graders.

New Blog Post: Shooting Hoops with Soo Chang and “KD”

February 18, 2021 by Admin | Posted In: Recess and Rhetoric
New Blog Post: Shooting Hoops with Soo Chang and “KD”

Intellectual preparation is no different from preparing to become a professional athlete. A distinctly Christian educational prepares students to thrive in college and in life.

Providence’s Scholar-Athlete of the Year: Olivia Bates

January 20, 2021 by Elaine Rottman | Posted In: Academics, Athletics, High School, In the Press, Libertas Scholars, Student Life
Providence’s Scholar-Athlete of the Year: Olivia Bates

Providence senior Olivia Bates was honored with the Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table’s “Scholar Athlete of the Year” award.

State of the School Meeting held January 19, 2021

January 20, 2021 by Elaine Rottman | Posted In: General Information, Head of School, Videos
State of the School Meeting held January 19, 2021

Watch the video compilations from this evening, reflecting on the state of Providence School.

Junior Kaitlyn Tang Honored with Ethics in Sports Award

January 18, 2021 by Elaine Rottman | Posted In: Athletics, High School
Junior Kaitlyn Tang Honored with Ethics in Sports Award

Three-sport athlete Kaitlyn Tang, Class of 2022, was honored by the Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table with the Phil Womble Ethics in Sports Award

Providence Reopens in Person for Grades 7–12

October 13, 2020 by Elaine Rottman | Posted In: Uncategorized
Providence Reopens in Person for Grades 7–12

Providence is reopening for middle and upper school classes.

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. 



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