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.
The Providence Journey
Providence unites character and wisdom with a lasting desire to learn. At the core is a faith that shapes children with joy, integrity, and compassion. Our students seek after the virtues of truth, beauty, and excellence — whether in the classroom, on the athletic court, or under the glow of stage lights.
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ACROSS THE STREET & AROUND THE WORLD
At Providence, we foster unity and friendship through many activities, including: school retreats, Homecoming, the Philia Project, spirit days, school dances, talent shows, service trips, college tours, concerts, theater performances, and more. Many of these opportunities are conceived and planned by students themselves.
Parents enjoy community and volunteer opportunities through the Parent Association.
Alumni around the world keep in touch through the Alumni Association.
A variety of resources keep our community engaged:
PARTNER WITH PROVIDENCE
Like most independent schools, Providence depends upon the support and goodwill of the communities it serves to strengthen its impact and effectiveness. Above all other opportunities to partner with the school, we invite the community to support the school’s mission, faculty, students, and families in prayer.
Our high school Academy provides a robust four-year program for any high school student who wishes to apply… but what about the younger grades? It is easier than ever for elementary and middle school students to get a handle on engineering and science concepts, both in the classroom and even at home. Along with our established science classes, Providence meets this need with the middle school elective: Intro to Engineering.
This semester, the Intro to Engineering class is following a space exploration theme. Within that framework, the students will explore the history of space travel, structural engineering topics, sensor/motor robotics technology, navigation principles, and coding. One of the first mini “challenges” given to the boys and girls was to design a Mars habitat–all within fifteen minutes!
From there, they looked at an overview of space travel, beginning with Jules Verne’s 1865 novel From the Earth to the Moon. The last 100 years or so of space exploration were described, culminating in the incredible achievements of 2015: the flyby of Pluto by New Horizons, the Philae comet lander, astronaut Scott Kelly committing to a year on the International Space Station, and much more.
Today, the class completed a hands-on exploration of trusses. A truss is a linked system of thin, light members, that preserves high strength and rigidity for very low weight–highly favoured by space engineers the world over! Our students built their own truss with the classroom LEGO kits, and then made predictions as to which of their truss members were in tension or compression. They replaced the tension members one by one with pieces of string, proving their guesses were correct.
These explorations will pave the way for the eventual design and construction of autonomous robotic systems at the end of the semester. Plenty more projects to come before then, and we’ll keep you posted!