We partner with families to prepare & shepherd students so they can impact their culture for Christ.
The Providence Admissions Process
Tuition & Financial Aid
We know you’re trying to find the best school for your children, and one of the main challenges for families is the cost of private school tuition. Providence is pleased to offer tuition assistance so you can give your children the classical Christian education you desire. Find out more:
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Providence Classical School partners with families to prepare & shepherd students so they can impact the culture for Christ
PCS admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other administered programs within the private school.
Who can attend the tour?
Tours are geared toward parents/guardians and answering questions, but children are always welcome on the tour.
How long are the tours?
We try to allow ample time for you to get a true feel for our school community and to be able to answer your questions. On average, tours usually last around 45 minutes.
Are there options for virtual tours?
Our Admissions Director would love to meet with families virtually who are unable to visit our campus at this time. Feel free to schedule a tour below and note that you’d prefer the meeting to be virtual.
What is the application deadline?
Applications for next school year open October 1 and the priority deadline for new families is January 31. Applications received after this deadline will be processed on a rolling, space-available basis. Waiting pool applications will be accepted after a grade is filled.
If a place becomes available in a previously-closed grade, all applicants in the waiting pool for that grade will be notified on the same date and given 72 hours to activate their application if they are interested. All activated waiting pool applicants will be considered together.
Applications for the current school year are still being accepted on a rolling basis for any remaining openings or to be placed in wait pools in grades with no openings.
Please contact the Admissions Office to inquire about availability in specific grade levels.
How will my child be assessed?
Our teachers have developed age-appropriate assessments for students applying to Kindergarten through 4th grade to assess their academic skills. The goal of the assessment process is to determine any learning gaps or academic weaknesses that can be addressed before beginning school at PCS. Students applying to 3rd grade and above will also be evaluated by PCS teachers during their required shadow day. Students applying to 5th grade and above are required to take the ISEE (Independent School Entrance Exam.) Families have several options for registering for the ISEE, including taking the exam on the PCS campus, taking it at another testing location, or taking the at-home version.
What can we expect at the family interview?
Both parents, along with students applying for admission, will meet with members of our admissions committee (usually the Admissions Director, Head of School or Principal, and a teacher) after school for about 45 minutes. In the interview, the conversation will focus on four areas: your understanding of classical and Christian education, commitment to academic excellence, a pursuit of biblical conflict resolution, and spiritual journey. Through the interview process, we wish to understand your family’s goals and priorities and to do our best to see that your family will thrive as a part of the Providence community.
In preparation for the interview, we ask that both parents thoroughly review all the information included in their admissions packet. Parents of Grammar School applicants are also asked to read Shepherding a Child’s Heart.
Does PCS offer before and after care?
After care is available to students from PreK through 8th grade from 3:15 – 5:30 for an additional fee. We are not currently offering before care. Students can be dropped off beginning at 7:40 a.m.
What if I have additional questions?
For questions or more information visit our Providence FAQs or contact Admissions Director, Alicia Williamson.
Is it Too Late for My Child to Start Classical Christian Education?
Enrollment Director Alicia Williamson answers the most frequent questions she receives from parents who are considering transferring their child to Providence Classical School.
Thank you for your interest in Providence Classical School! It would be my pleasure to show you classical Christian education in action at Houston’s oldest and largest full-time classical school.
When my husband and I discovered classical Christian education, we knew this was the answer for our family. A Christ-centered education that would equip our children to think for themselves; to become the whole human beings that God intended them to be; and to be leaders in their families, churches, and communities – this described everything we wanted for them and more!
If you would like to see this education in action, please come visit our campus! You will find our younger students immersed in the richness of history and literature and learning the foundational facts of math, science, English grammar, and Latin. Our older students will be formulating logical, well-reasoned arguments and engaging in the Great Conversation with authors from throughout the ages while honing their communication skills in all subjects. Throughout the school, you will find that Christ is central and all subjects are studied through the lens of scripture.
Please let me know how I can help you as you consider a Providence education for your child.
Director of Admissions