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A Message from Academic Administration

Here at Providence, we fully embrace our designation of Pioneers as part of our Legacy from the Sisters of Providence. Those courageous women ventured across thousands of miles, persevering through countless obstacles and hardships, compelled to respond to the signs of the times in service to their fellow man. We hope to instill a similar sense of purpose, courage, and resilience in our Pioneer students.

We want our Pioneers to see their education as a journey they are on as they become who it is they are meant to be. We want students to seek out new experiences and challenges in order to learn who they are, what inspires them, and how they can use their gifts in meaningful ways. High school is about more than an impressive transcript with a strong GPA. Therefore, our academic program is designed not only to exceed UC, Cal State, and private colleges’ admissions requirements, but also to prompt students to greater depths of self-reflection, critical thinking, analysis, and synthesis of information.

As the Dean of Studies, it is my great privilege to work with the faculty to continually enhance the quality of the curriculum & instruction here at Providence High School. Together, we developed an interdisciplinary approach to the study of humanities that weaves Visual Arts, Religious Studies, and reflection on Christian Service into the academic curriculum of English and Social Studies. By framing the curriculum of these subjects under shared themes and compelling questions, our students understand the interconnectivity of ideas and disciplines rather than seeing them as separate and distinct. In this way, our Pioneers gain a broader view of the academic landscape, which orients them to the world around them with more personal and real-world relevance.

That metaphor of the Pioneer carries over into every aspect of what we do. The skills, knowledge, and values our students take from Providence serves as their compass. We do not chart the path for them, we merely equip our Pioneers with the intellectual passport they need to continue exploring new horizons.

Yours in Providence,

Mrs. Kerry Martin
Dean of Studies

Allison Castro

Assistant Head of School

Mrs. Allison Castro ‘02 was born in Glendale, California. She attended St. Finbar Parish School for grades 1 through 8. She was then proud to attend our very own Providence High School. It was at Providence that Mrs. Castro was involved in the Media Focus Program (now named Cinema Arts Focus Program) and the Cheerleading team. It was also at Providence that she met her now husband, Greg Castro ‘02. They welcomed their son, Jordan ‘31, in 2013, and later in 2017 their daughter, Gianna ‘35 (Gigi), who will one day be Pioneers themselves!

Kerry Martin

Dean of Studies

Originally from the east coast, Kerry Faith Martin was born in Washington, D.C. and grew up in northern Virginia. Ms. Martin graduated from George Mason University in Fairfax, VA in 1998 with a Bachelor’s in English and a minor in Spanish and immediately began her career in education. After teaching English at a Catholic high school in Arlington for three years and taking education courses through the University of Virginia’s satellite campus there, Ms. Martin decided to expand her awareness and broaden her perspective by moving to Chile, South America in 2001.

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