Upper School (Grades 9-12)

Our students can take a combination of Honors, College Prep, or choose from over 20 Advanced Placement courses, creating a schedule that challenges them in their best subjects while providing the resources they need to reach their full potential. Our dedicated faculty, excel in their respective fields, providing learning experiences that enrich, inspire, and challenge.

The Providence Difference

IMG_7326We believe that “one size fits all” should not apply to the classroom. We approach students as individuals, meet them where they are, and move them forward so that they can reach their academic goals. Technology is an integral part of the classroom experience, and constant collaboration between students makes learning an active process for everyone.

Learning as a Way of Living

Learning happens outside the classroom, too. We offer incredible opportunities in the arts, Christian service, athletics, fine arts, and other extracurricular activities, all revolving around a unique academic program that truly tailors the experience to each student’s individual abilities, needs, and aspirations.

100% College Acceptance

Our seniors achieve 100 percent acceptance to top four-year colleges and universities, and our graduating classes earn millions in scholarships annually. Our impact on students extends far beyond college.

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” At Providence, we pray, everyday, in every class.  It’s like a big family with God as the central focus.”

-Jaylen Miller, Duke University

Curriculum

Bible
Students in Bible courses learn to connect with God through reading the Bible and prayer. They also learn about different worldviews and how they compare to the Christian worldview.

 

 

 

Students will:

  • Know the words and works of God
  • Gain a true understanding of the nature of God
  • Transformed from within as they coorperate with the Holy Spirit
  • Fulfill God’s calling for their lives
  • Understand creation, our origin, and other answers found in Genesis
  • Learn how to study the Bible
  • Learn the value of a personal prayer time and how to pray according to Scripture
English
English language arts promote academic excellence through enriched experiences with literature, vocabulary, written expression, grammar, speaking, and listening. Students begin with the fundamentals of language expression and core grammar concepts. Middle and Upper School students will learn to understand elements of stories, novels, and informational texts, as well as applying meaning through context. Additionally, students apply proper writing strategies and conventions to express ideas across a variety of purposes and audiences to communicate information and ideas. Advanced classes explore organization, research, elements of style, and proofreading to further develop their writing skills. Additionally, these classes identify themes, recognize mood, analyze symbolism, and understand figurative language.
Foreign Language
Foreign languages classes at Providence introduce students to concepts of language, grammar, culture, and communication skills. Beginner courses emphasize listening and speaking with attention to pronunciation, grammar, and cultural contexts. In intermediate courses, students reinforce the fundamental skills and learn enhanced grammar and vocabulary. For advanced and honors courses, students will begin select readings in their target language and develop advanced conversational skills and vocabulary relevant to everyday life of native speakers.
Mathematics
Students learn the foundations of mathematics, beginning with basic counting and addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Throughout, students develop the skills needed to solve real-world problems. In Middle and Upper School, students expand into more complex operations including, geometry, algebra, calculus, statistics, and advanced analysis.
Physical Education
Healthy physical development is a core component of childhood development. Students learn health and safety practices, enhanced motor skills, strategy, nutrition, and principles of healthy living. Providence also offers a variety of both team and individual sports for all ages and physical capabilities.
Science
Science at Providence ranges from basic earth and space science through chemistry, physics, biology, geology, engineering, and environmental/marine science. Starting with the building blocks of nature, students become aware of the beauty, diversity, and order of God’s handiwork. Students utilize scientific information to uncover real-world applications through the use of demonstration, science projects, reports, and various hands-on activities.
Social Studies
Social Studies at Providence gives students a strong foundation to understand the world around them. Through a well-rounded curriculum, students will learn critical thinking skills, analysis, ethics, philosophy, psychology, and more. Some topics include:

 

 

 

  • Psychology
  • American Government
  • American History
  • Economics and Macroeconomics
  • World History
  • World Cultures
  • Government and Politics
  • Contemporary Issues