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Providence is a diverse, mission-inspired community dedicated to preparing young people to thrive in a rapidly changing world.


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Founded 1955

Since 1955 we have been realizing the vision of the Sisters of Providence by crafting an education tailored to the needs of today’s students.


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10:1 Ratio

Our student to faculty ratio ensures that students receive individualized attention to cultivate their growth in and out of the classroom. 


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2o AP Courses

17 Honors-level and 20 Advanced Placement courses, spanning every subject area is offered for students interested in challenging themselves in their classes. 

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4o+ Clubs

We have 43 active including consisting of honor societies, affinity groups, and interest/activity groups on campus. 


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19 Sports

Providence High School offers 19 athletic programs, many with multiple levels of competitive play available to our student-athletes.


At Our Core


Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

Our Vision

As people of Providence, we practice joy, challenge ourselves intellectually, and commit to faithful service by valuing everyone as individuals within the healthiest possible learning community.

Our Promise

Know me; Care for me; Ease my way.

About Our Academics


Graduation Requirements

Religious Studies 4 Years Required
Social Studies 3 Years Required
English 4 Years Required
Mathematics 3 Years Required
Science 3 Years Required
World Languages 2 Years Required
Visual & Performing Arts 1 Year Required
Physical Education & Wellness 4 Semesters Required
Electives 5 Semesters Required

Honors & AP Courses

Providence High School offers 17 Honors-level courses and 20 Advanced Placement courses, spanning every subject area. Our process ensures that each student receives guidance based on their individual ambitions and abilities to ensure they are academically prepared to handle the challenge of an advanced or college-level course.   

Please refer to our Course Offerings Catalogue for course descriptions & pre-requisites for Honors & AP classes. 

Our Programs

Discover more about the programs we offer that explore the areas of Cinema Arts, Medical, Technology, Performing Arts, and Visual Arts. Providence High School offers unique and comprehensive programs in these fields that challenge and inspire students beyond the classroom.

Students within these programs are encouraged to take classes focused on preparing them for the future studies or a career in the related field. 

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Senior Capstone Project

Senior Capstone Projects is a UC-approved "choose your own adventure" course that provides students with an opportunity to take ownership of designing and executing their final learning experience at Providence. 

In this program, seniors complete fieldwork, receiving invaluable insight & advice from professional mentors working in their field of interest, draft & write argumentative research papers, and then create an original product to demonstrate what they have learned. 

College Counseling

We offer unparalleled individualized guidance in academic, college, and personal matters. Counselors provide support from freshman year to their junior year. Once Seniors, students work with the Director of College Counseling through the college application process.

With Counselors on staff for short-term crisis intervention and support, our students receive guidance for both academic success and overall well-being. 

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Since fall of 1955, Providence High School's mascot has been the Pioneers. When we say Pioneer, we're not thinking of American folk hero, Davy Crockett and racoon skin hats. We think of the tenacious legacy and heritage of the Sisters of Providence that founded our school.

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Providence High School is governed by an independent Board of Regents and accredited by the California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS), the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), and the Western Catholic Education Association (WCEA).

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Other memberships and affiliations include the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), Independent School Management (ISM), SoCal People of Color in Independent Schools, California Teacher Development Collaborative, and Making Caring Common.


About Our Student Life


With over forty clubs and organizations, a multitude of extensive co-curricular and extra-curricular programs, and a variety of Associated Student Body-led activities and events, there is ample opportunity to become involved on campus. 

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Clubs & Organizations

Students can explore their interests in our clubs and various organizations, categorized as affinity groups, organizations, or interest/activity clubs. All students are encouraged to participate in these organizations that take place outside of the academic classroom. Some of our clubs are service-oriented while others foster either an academic or intrinsic interest in our student body.

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Where Our Gradutes Go


College Acceptances

The list reflects the four years of college acceptances at Providence High School. 

Academy of Art University 
Adelphi University 
American International College 
American University 
Arcadia University 
Arizona State University, Tempe
Art Center College of Design 
Azusa Pacific University
Bard College
Baylor University
Belmont University 
Berklee College of Music
Bethany Lutheran College
Binghamton University 
Biola University 
Boise State University 
Boston University
Bradley University
Brandeis University
Brigham Young University, Provo
Bucknell University
California Baptist University 
California College of the Arts
California Institute of the Arts 
California Lutheran University
Cal Poly, Humboldt 
Cal Poly, Pomona
Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
California State University, Bakersfield 
California State University, Channel Islands 
California State University, Chico
California State University, Dominguez Hills
California State University, East Bay
California State University, Fresno 
California State University, Fullerton
California State University, Long Beach
California State University, Los Angeles
California State University, Monterey Bay
California State University, Northridge
California State University, Sacramento
California State University, San Bernardino
California State University, San Marcos
Central Washington University 
Chapman University
Clark University
College of the Canyons
Colorado Christian University
Colorado State University, Fort Collins
Columbia College Chicago 
Columbia University
Concordia University, Irvine 
Cornell University 
Denison University
DePaul University 
Drew University
Drexel University 
Elon University
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach
Emerson College
Emmanuel College 
Fairfield University 
Fashion Institute of Technology
Fisher College
Fordham University
George Mason University
Glendale Community College 
Gonzaga University
Grand Canyon University, Traditional Campus
Harvard University
Hawaii Pacific University
Hofstra University
Humboldt State University
Indiana University, Bloomington
Ithaca College
James Madison University
John Cabot University 
Johns Hopkins University
Kent State University
Kenyon College
La Sierra University 

Lafayette College
Laguna College of Art and Design
Lake Forest College
Lewis & Clark College
LIM College 
Los Angeles Pierce College 
Louisiana State University
Loyola Marymount University
Loyola University Chicago
Loyola University New Orleans 
Manhattan College 
Manhattanville College
Marist College 
Marist-LdM, Florence 
Marymount California University
Massachusetts College
McGill University 
MCPHS University
Mercyhurst University
Merrimack College
Miami University, Oxford 
Michigan State University
Michigan Technological University
Montana State University 
Mount Saint Mary’s University
New York University
North Carolina State University, Raleigh
Northeastern University
Northern Arizona University
Nova Southeastern University
Occidental College
Ohio University
Ontario Tech University 
Oregon State University
Otis College of Art and Design
Oxford Brookes University 
Pace University
Pace University, New York City Campus
Pasadena City College 
Pennsylvania State University
Pepperdine University
Point Loma Nazarene University
Portland State University
Pratt Institute
Providence College
Purdue University
Queen's University Kingston 
Quinnipiac University 
Reed College 
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Richmond American University London 
Rider University
Ringling College of Art and Design
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rockford University 
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Rutgers University, New Brunswick
Rutgers University, Newark 
Saint Joseph's College of Maine 
Saint Louis University 
Saint Mary's College 
Saint Peter's University
Salve Regina University
San Diego State University 
San Francisco State University
San Jose State University
Santa Barbara City College 
Santa Clara University
Sarah Lawrence College
Savannah College of Art and Design
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Seattle University
Seton Hall University
Skidmore College
Sonoma State University
Southern Methodist University
Southern Oregon University
Stony Brook University
SUNY at Purchase College

SUNY Buffalo State 
SUNY College at Brockport
SUNY Oneonta

 Syracuse University
Temple University 
The American University of Paris 
The American University of Rome 
The George Washington University
The New School
The University of Alabama
The University of Arizona
The University of British Columbia 
The University of Montana
Thomas Jefferson University 
Tulane University of Louisiana
Union College
United States Air Force Academy 
University of Arizona
University of Arkansas
University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Davis
University of California, Irvine
University of California, Los Angeles
University of California, Merced
University of California, Riverside
University of California, San Diego
University of California, Santa Barbara
University of California, Santa Cruz
University of Colorado, Boulder
University of Colorado, Denver
University of Connecticut 
University of Delaware 
University of Denver 
University of Hartford 
University of Hawaii, Manoa 
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
University of La Verne 
University of Maine 
University of Massachusetts, Amherst 
University of Massachusetts, Boston 
University of Miami 
University of Mississippi 
University of Missouri, Columbia
University of Missouri, Kansas City 
University of Nevada, Las Vegas 
University of Nevada, Reno 
University of New Mexico 
University of New Orleans 
University of North Texas 
University of Oregon 
University of Portland 
University of Puget Sound 
University of Redlands 
University of Rhode Island 
University of Rochester
University of San Diego 
University of San Francisco 
University of South Carolina, Columbia
University of Southern California 
University of the Pacific 
University of Tulsa 
University of Utah
University of Vermont 
University of Victoria 
University of Virginia 
University of Washington 
University of Wisconsin, Madison 
Ursinus College 
Vanguard University of Southern California
Villanova University 
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Washington State University 
Wentworth Institute of Technology
Westcliff University 
Western Michigan University
Western Washington University
Westmont College
Wheaton College, Massachusetts
Whittier College
Willamette University 
William & Mary 
Woodbury University
Yale University


Your Admissions Team


Scott Turner

Director of Admissions & Enrollment Management

Greg Castro

Assistant Director of Admissions & Enrollment Management

Kit Willesee

Assistant Director of Admissions and Enrollment

Vickie Bagwell

Financial Assistance Coordinator


If you imagine a future of impacting the world,
yet remain grounded in the here and now,
you belong at Providence High School.