Christian Mission

We stand by our faith...

and show his love to others.

Mission Statement

Providence School prepares its students to be boldly Christian and unquestionably academic servant leaders who change the world.

Educational Philosophy

Our goal is to prepare students with the skills needed to become productive and responsible citizens in the twenty-first century. We want students to realize that God’s ultimate purpose for man is to develop each individual to his/her fullest capacity physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually (I Corinthians 10:31; Ecclesiastes 12:13)

We hope to instill an awareness and appreciation of intellectual, aesthetic and moral excellence. The environment will include well developed programs in the areas of college preparatory academics, fine arts, and athletics. Students will have opportunities to seek and to discover God’s will (Romans 12:11; II Timothy 2:15; Deuteronomy 26:17)

Parents and teachers work cooperatively in the process of educating a child’s mind and heart (Deuteronomy 6:1-9; Ephesians 6:4).

In the achievement of these goals, we will rely on the Bible as the spiritual guide. High educational standards and building a personal relationship with the Lord (Philippians 3:10) will flow naturally in a Christ-centered atmosphere.

Statement of Faith

We believe:

We believe in the only true God.  We believe that the Godhead eternally exists in three persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.  (John 17:3; Matthew 28:19-20)

We believe in the total deity of the Lord Jesus Christ.  We believe He is the manifestation of God in the flesh.  We believe He was born of the Virgin Mary.  (John 1:1,14,18; John 14:8-9; I Timothy 3:16)

We believe that the ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ during this age.  (Romans 8:9-17)

We believe in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments as verbally inspired of God, inerrant in the original writings, and that they are of supreme and final authority in faith and life.  We recognize no other revelation in writings or in life other than the Old and New Testaments and Jesus Christ.  (II Timothy 3:16)

We believe that man was created in innocence under the law of his Maker, but by voluntary transgression fell from his sinless state.  We believe that without exception every man is totally depraved and needs a Savior.  (Genesis 3:1-6; Romans 3:10-19; Romans 1:18, 32)

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice.  We believe that all who receive Him by faith as their personal Savior are justified on the basis of His blood shed on Calvary.  (Romans 5:8; 10:9-10)

We believe in the resurrection of the crucified body of our Lord, His ascension into heaven, and His present life there for us, as high priest and advocate.  (Romans 8:34; I Corinthians 15:3-8)

We believe in “that blessed hope, the personal and imminent return of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  (I Thessalonians 4:13-18)

We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust, the everlasting blessedness of the saved, and the everlasting conscious punishment of the lost.  (Revelations 20:11-15; Acts 24:15)

We believe that the local church is a body of believers, organized for worship, work, and fellowship, that the two ordinances of the church are baptism (immersion) and the Lord’s Supper; that the local church is an independent and self-governing body responsible alone to Christ who is its Savior and Lord.  (I Timothy 3:15; Matthew 28:18-20; I Corinthians 11:23-26)

We hold the state of marriage to be an expression of a Biblical standard and the union between a man and a woman.  Violations of this sacred trust include areas such as fornication, adultery, homosexuality, bisexuality, transgender and co-habitation prior to marriage. (Genesis 1:27, 2:24; Matthew 19:4-5; Romans 12:1, 2, 26 and 27; 1 Corinthians 6:9-10, Ephesians 5:3)

We believe in unity in the essentials, understanding in the non-essentials, and love in all things. (Psalm 133:1)

Providence School is accredited by the following agencies:

Providence students don’t have to look far to see Christ’s love in action.  We are first and foremost a Christian school, and we believe the spiritual formation is essential to the full development of each student.  We hold a deep commitment to our Christian faith and are guided by the teachings of Jesus to love and serve.  As such, these values are woven throughout our curriculum, school programs, service opportunities, outreach programs, and athletic events.

We provide opportunities for spiritual growth.

  • Daily devotions & prayer in circle time
  • Weekly Chapel 
  • Service & outreach opportunities
  • Daily devotions & prayer time
  • Weekly Chapel 
  • Service & outreach opportunities
  • Daily devotions & prayer time in the morning 
  • Weekly Chapel 
  • Year-long Bible course
  • Service & outreach opportunities
  • Activities & clubs to support student growth
  • Daily devotions & prayer time in the morning 
  • Weekly Chapel 
  • Year-long Bible course
  • Service & outreach opportunities
  • Activities & clubs to support student growth
  • Devotions
  • Weekly Chapel 
  • Service & outreach opportunities

Love God. Love People.

Providence offers a wide variety for students to love and serve from preschool through 12th grade.  We celebrate Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter through classroom activities, student performances, and chapel services.  Weekly chapel services offer worship, encouragement, as well as a quiet time for reflection and prayer.  This gives our students an incredible opportunity to deepen their walk with the Lord.

Our History

Founded on Christian values...

a school for future generations.

In the Fall of 1997, Providence School opened it’s doors to greet 700 bright and motivated students.  The beautiful new building situated on 64-acres near the sunny beaches of Jacksonville, Florida was founded by active and visionary board member, Bishop Paul Zink, and founding church, New Life Christian Fellowship. Developed primarily as a Christian college preparatory school, the highest value was placed on academic achievement, excellence in the arts and developing a championship athletic program. Today, Providence serves over 1,500 students from preschool through 12th grade and has become one of the top Christian, college preparatory schools in Northeast Florida. 

The Vision

Providence School was founded on a vision from the Lord.  Pastor Zink explained the vision of an exemplary school.  This dream confirmed the type of school he was to build.  The future school would be a college-preparatory school based on Christian principles, with high academics and social graces that would develop leaders to impact our world for Christ.  He later told his congregation, “It will be an environment where the highest quality education can be achieved.  This school will set a new level of excellence in integrity and education.  It will draw the community towards it.  And I want God’s name to be honored by every employee and student that passes through the halls of this school.”

Pastor Zink and his staff did their homework.  He sought the counsel of well-known Christian schools, leaders, educators, and pastors to advise him.  He knew he needed to build a Preschool through 12th-grade school.  As he pursued God’s heart in making decisions, the Lord revealed the name of the school, Providence, which means “divine leadership.”

The Crest

In 1997, the Providence crest was designed by the founding Head of School, Mr. Don Barfield. He chose three words wisdom, honor, and righteousness to encircle the seal as character traits that the school would emphasize in the development of Providence students. Today, these words serve as the three main pillars of Providence School. The Bible is the foundation for the pillars and symbolizes God’s word. The cross in the center is the central focus of what we stand for, Jesus Christ. At Providence, we encourage our students to strive for wisdom, honor, and righteousness, to live a life founded on God’s word, and strive to be more like Christ.

As Providence celebrated it’s 20th anniversary, a video compilation of the first twenty years of achievement was produced.  Over the years, our graduates have continued their education at some of the most prestigious colleges, universities, and service academies in the nation and are offered millions in merit-based scholarships annually.  Our distinguished alumni are courageous, compassionate leaders who are making a difference in the world.