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Welcome to Providence

Prepare for a Life of Purpose

At Providence, we believe every child and every family should feel seen and known.

With joy, integrity, and compassion, we welcome students into our family-oriented and Christ-centered community.

Experience the Providence difference for yourself at our private Christian school in Santa Barbara.


Fostering an enthusiasm for learning

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Lower School

Growing as lifelong learners

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Middle School

Creating critical & creative thinkers

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upper school

Prepare students for college & life

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Philosophy of Christian Education

We believe in equipping students to actively engage their world and influence their culture through academic excellence. The work at Providence is challenging—for a purpose. Providence seeks to develop students who have resilience, sharp minds, and a clear calling and purpose for serving God and his Kingdom all the days of their lives. Providence graduates matriculate to competitive colleges and universities prepared to thrive and equipped to live purpose-driven lives with wisdom and discernment.

Providence is not just a college-preparatory school. We seek to be a life-preparatory school so as to graduate students who are spiritually grounded and ready to positively influence the world for Christ. Excellent grades and test scores reflect our students’ character, effort, and work ethic, not just innate aptitude. We foster what we call the “habits of the mind”—academic and life skills that will help them listen for God’s calling on their lives as they go on to live purposeful and productive lives that glorify God and contribute to the good of their community. 

The education of many godly leaders and great Christian apologists of the past was based on a curriculum grounded in a commitment to understanding the world and reality from a biblical perspective. Many schools today have deviated from these standards and too few students are being challenged to press toward a vision and goal that is larger than themselves. Our desire is to challenge and encourage our students to answer God’s call upon their unique gifts, talents, and opportunities to make a difference. Providence trains its students to invest their gifts, talents, and passions to glorify God and further his Kingdom by engaging and serving their communities.

Providence School is ultimately about changing lives to make a strategic difference. It is more than a school. It seeks to be the training ground for young disciples of Jesus who have dedicated themselves to making a difference in their generation, for the sake of the gospel, and in gratitude for the cross of Christ.

Our Mission: “Providence School prepares students for lives of purpose, equipped with the knowledge, wisdom, and character found in God’s unchanging truth.”

Our Motto: “Pursuing Truth, Beauty, and Excellence” Providence School sees pursuing truth, beauty, and excellence as essential to living a Christ-centered life.

Truth, as revealed by God through the Bible and his creation, provides the foundation on which knowledge and wisdom are built.

As a part of God’s creation, we recognize the beauty in our world and the work of our maker; we strive to mirror that in our own endeavors.

Excellence originates in God’s character; therefore, we choose to offer God our very best, using our individual God-given gifts to further his work on earth.

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Summer Office Hours

June 11 through August 2 – 9:00am-1:00pm

Monday-Friday July 1-5: Offices closed for maintenance and holiday
Many faculty members, when not on vacation, will be working remotely. To contact them via email, visit our Faculty and Staff Directory.