Providence at a Glance

Our Vision

Founded in 1999, Providence Classical School (PCS) is an independent, co-educational, PreK-12 day school that offers a classical and Christian education. Our classical method is rooted in the Trivium: the grammar, logic, and rhetoric of all subjects.  Students trained in these disciplines are equipped with the tools necessary for effective accumulation, synthesis, and presentation of knowledge. PCS students acquire a love for learning, since the Trivium allows students to be trained according to their stages of development.

School of Rhetoric Curriculum

The primary purpose of the PCS School of Rhetoric (9-12) is to stretch students to reach their full academic potential through a rigorous program of academic excellence and Christian perspective. Instead of the cafeteria approach in most textbooks, PCS emphasizes reading and research in source documents and original writings. By integrating history, literature, philosophy, theology, art, and music throughout all disciplines, our students see the world as a whole and as a work of art, rather than as a disjointed groups of facts.

In their Humanities courses, students study the thoughts, events, people, literature, geography, and arts that shaped the mindset of that time. Students begin studying Latin in 3rd grade, progressing through a complete study of Latin grammar that culminates in a year of translation from source texts in 9th grade. Thereafter, students continue with at least two more years of language study in either Latin or Spanish.

Our accelerated math and science curriculum for all students includes Algebra I and II, Geometry, and Precalculus or College Algebra. Many students take Calculus. All students take Physics, Biology, and Chemistry. Many take Physics II or Anatomy and Physiology. PCS believes it is critical to train students in how to reason, to understand arguments, and to communicate effectively. As part of this training, students take Logic as their science course in 8th grade.

The culmination of a PCS education is a two-year course in formal Rhetoric, in which students are trained to effectively articulate the knowledge they have mastered through the writing, oral presentation, and defense of a senior thesis project before a panel of faculty and local professionals.

Our Faculty

The student/faculty ratio is 10:1. All PCS faculty members hold college degrees, most in their field of instruction, and many have advanced degrees. PCS is committed to hiring and retaining exceptional teachers who have a passion for Christ, their students, and their subjects.

School Calendar

The school year is divided into three trimesters.  Each day includes homeroom and seven class periods beginning at 8:00 a.m. and concluding at 3:00 p.m. 

Admissions / Enrollment

Admission is selective based on academics and character. Twenty-one percent of PCS families receive financial aid.

By the Numbers: Providence Classical School
EnrollmentTotal: 364Grammar School: 216Upper School: 148
SAT 2015 (Average)Critical Reading: 611Math: 616Writing: 630
ACT 2015 (Average)Composite: 24
National Merit Recognition (2004-2016)Finalist: 2Commended: 15National Hispanic Honorable Mention: 5
Graduation Requirements: 24.5 Credits
2 Credits earned in 8th Grade for Latin II and Algebra I
Humanities (the history of ideas4
English and Rhetoric4
Math4
Science3
Biblical Studies4
Foreign Language4
Government.5
Fine Arts1
Academic Honors (on a 4.0 scale)
Summa Cum Laude3.90 - 4.00
Magna Cum Laude3.75 - 3.89
Cum Laude3.50 - 3.74

Accreditation

Providence Classical School is a member of and accredited by the Association of Classical and Christian Schools (ACCS). ACCS is a member of Texas Private School Accreditation Commission (TEPSAC). 

PCS Upper School Scope and Sequence
Area7th Grade8th Grade9th Grade10th Grade11th Grade12th Grade
HumanitiesMedieval through ReformationModernAncientMedievalRenaissance/
Reformation
Modern
EnglishGrammar and CompositionGrammar and CompositionComposition and LiteratureComposition and Literature
RhetoricRhetoric IRhetoric II
BibleHermeneuticsOld Testaments SurveyNew Testament SurveyHistory of TheologyEthicsApologetics
MathPre-AlgebraAlgebra IGeometryAlgebra II
Pre-Calculus/
College Algebra
Calculus
ScienceEarth ScienceLogicConceptual PhysicsBiologyChemistryAnatomy & Physiology /
Physics II
LatinLatin ILatin IILatin IIILatin IVLatin VLatin VI
Modern Foreign LanguageFrench I/
Spanish I
French II/
Spanish II
French III/
Spanish III
OtherGovernment
ElectivesArt, Advanced Art, Upper school Choir, Yearbook
PE, Science Olympiad
Mock Trial, Speech and Debate, Madrigal Choir
Economics
Athletics & Activities
National Honor Society
Student Council
Cross Country
Football
Volleyball
Basketball
Tennis
Track
Baseball (6th - 8th Grade)

Community

PCS is located 30 minutes north of Houston and draws students from a 25-mile radius. The Houston community has a strong technology and manufacturing base, including the Johnson Space Center, and several major universities. Participation in community events engages students in the global marketplace of ideas and commercial activity.

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