Why Providence?

Providence is a private, Christian college preparatory school in Jacksonville offering students in preschool through 12th grade an exceptional educational experience within an inclusive Christian communityFew decisions have the lasting impact on your child as that of school choice. It is during their school days that life-long friendships will be made, spiritual formation will take place, and values will be instilled. Our families are making an eternal investment in their children by choosing Christian education.  At Providence, we value a well-rounded student experience, and small class size allows students to fully engage in the classroom while competing at a high athletic level or perfecting an art form.

For K-12 families please contact the Main Campus Admissions Department for questions you may have by calling (904) 223-5270 or emailing admissions@prov.org.

For Preschool families please contact the Preschool Campus for admissions related questions by calling (904) 223-0809 or emailing admission-preschool@prov.org.



Academic Excellence

Typically our graduating classes achieve 100 percent acceptance to four-year colleges, universities, and service academies.  As a college-preparatory school, high value is placed on providing each student with a strong foundation for college. Providence offers the tools and support that allows students to achieve their full potential, with many students exceeding their own expectations. We have consistently exceeded the state and national averages on rSAT and ACT scores. Our students go to college confident in their abilities to tackle the most challenging problems and ask challenging questions of their own.

“The standard of strong character, hard work, and accountability that Providence expects of its students prepared me for life. Because of Providence, I was able to transition into a student at Duke and feel confident I could handle what was to come.” – Grayson Allen ’14; Duke University. ’18

Inclusive Christian Community

At Providence, we welcome families from all faith backgrounds. We are “boldly Christian” and the spiritual development of our student is an integral part of the student experience.  We offer meaningful opportunities for students to learn from and be in service to God and others.  Lower School students participate in daily devotions and Bible lessons as well an interactive weekly chapel service.  Upper School students have daily Bible classes as well as student-led chapel services.

“I love coming to a school where I can learn about God.  Everyone here is kind and treats us like family.” – Whitney L., Lower School Student

Big Enough, Small Enough

At Providence, we are big enough to offer students all of the academic and co-curricular options and small enough that our students are known by each other, faculty and staff members, and parents. We encourage our students to explore and discover their passions, and our students are able to succeed in the classroom while also competing on our athletic teams, starring in major fine arts productions, and participating in numerous clubs and other leadership opportunities.

With a student teacher ratio of 15:1, our students are known on both an academic and personal level by their teachers.

“The teachers, faculty and staff are some of the nicest and kindest people I’ve ever met.  They make you feel welcome and they really do set a great example for the students.” – Christie D. , Middle School Student


Technology & STEM

Providence School provides a dynamic, collaborative learning environment where students are able to use hands-on experiences and technology to build, create, design, and problem solve.  We recognize that access to technology and STEM in school gives students greater opportunities to learn, engage, communicate, and develop skills that will prepare them for work, life, and citizenship. We are committed to helping students develop skills in 21st Century technology. To that end, we provide access to technologies for student and staff use.

Providence welcomes students in 9th-12 grade to bring their technology with them to school. Students in Kindergarten – 8th grade have access to mobile labs utilizing Lenovo laptops.  The Lower School stem lab is a favorite resource for students in Kindergarten through 5th grade.  These students ultiize Finch and Hummingbird Robotics in the Technology Lab featuring a variety of captivating learning activities.

Outside the Classroom

There is something for everyone at Providence.  Whether a students’ talents include scoring a touchdown, a knack for computer graphics, singing, drawing, dancing, or a scientist’s curiosity, Providence helps them discover and nurture those areas of greatest potential.  How do we do that?  By surrounding each individual with loving, caring faculty who mentor students and provide Godly role models in these areas.  From our championship athletic program to our award-wining fine arts program and over 50 clubs, Providence students are given a broad range of opportunities for personal growth and character development.

“Providence is a great school to grow in and what I appreciate the most is that you are encouraged to be yourself.  The student body is one BIG FAMILY.”  – Kinle P.; University of Alabama

Academic Support

At Providence, our goal is to equip students to live extraordinary lives for Jesus Christ. The academic support lab instructors collaborate with teachers, parents, and students to identify and address the needs of our students. They provide recommendations for support outside of the classroom and serve as a liaison between academic coaches, tutors, teachers, and parents. We believe that each student is unique and learn differently.  We work to create a plan tailored to fit each student.

Learn more about the Academic Support Labs.

Learn More about the Arrowsmith program.

Lifelong Friendships

Providence is more than a school; it is a family. No matter the ages of your children, they will be on one campus from the time they start pre-kindergarten until they graduate, allowing them to grow lasting friendships in a nurturing, supportive environment. Our younger students are able to get to know older students, who, in turn, recognize the importance of being a role model.

Families are the most important part of our community. Along with our students, parents are also able to forge friendships as their children start and finish their education at Providence.

“These are not just people I go to school with, these are my friends for life.”  – Chase Benton, Class of 2017  (Lifers Photo 2017)



We hope that you will find the information on this site to be helpful. The best way to experience Providence is to join us for a campus tour, attend an Open House, or have your student attend one of our Shadow Days. If we can provide you with more information on why it is great to be a part of  the Providence family, feel free to contact us and we will reach out to you.

How to Get Started:

  1.  Contact Us:  Request Information Online
  2.  Schedule a Visit:  Personal Tours, Open House, Shadow Days
  3.  Apply Online:  Admissions Process

Contact Our Admissions Department

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Becky Grant

Admissions Director

Office Hours
8 AM – 3:30 PM M – F
(904) 223-5270 x2109

Lisa Peninger

Admissions Assistant

Office Hours
8 AM – 3:30 PM M – F
(904) 223-5270 x2125