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Providence High School's Virtual Open House

At Providence, we are proud to offer a challenging and diverse academic curriculum along with extensive programming in the visual and performing arts, athletics, campus ministry, and four-year focus programs in cinema arts, medical, and technology. High school is a time to deepen existing passions and skills while exploring new interests and growing as a student and human being. Our Providence Pioneers are encouraged and expected to be active and engaged students, taking advantage of the many opportunities to learn and grow within a close-knit, supportive community. A Providence education doesn’t just prepare students for college; it prepares them for life. We seek to educate creative, compassionate, academically prepared human beings who will go out into the world, seeking to make it a better place.

Navigating Our Virtual Open House

Our Virtual Open House, which will be available for the next few months, is a resource to help you to explore Providence further and to get to know our extraordinary faculty and staff. Included on the page are videos from each department. Faculty and staff were encouraged to share their departmental philosophies, course offerings, and personalities, giving you a better sense of who they are as educators and people.

We are committed to an admissions process that helps us get to know you and your family while also allowing you to learn more about our community, programs, faculty, and students. Building a relationship with you is our top priority. Whether you have attended a prior Providence event or if this your first visit to our site—please know that we are so grateful for the opportunity to get to know you and to show you Providence.

Contact the Admissions Office
We encourage you to explore this page at your own pace and contact us if you would like to discuss any aspect of our community or program. Contact information for each department is included with each video so that you can reach out to the right person. We are here with you throughout this exciting process of choosing the right high school for your child.

Please Note: All emails have been intentionally formatted with spaces in between the "@" symbol as a line of defense against email bot attacks. While we know this may cause an inconvenience, this ultimately helps us to protect our systems. To contact a faculty or staff member, please verify the email follows the format: first.last@providencehigh.org

Scott Turner

Director of Admissions & Enrollment Management

Greg Castro

Assistant Director of Admissions & Enrollment Management

Vickie Bagwell

Financial Assistance Coordinator


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Courses Offered
English I: Freshmen Composition
English I Honors: Freshmen Composition
English II: World Literature & Composition
English II Honors: World Literature & Composition
English III: American Literature & Composition
AP English Language and Composition
English IV: British Literature
AP English Literature

Courses Offered
Algebra I
Algebra I Honors
Geometry Honors
Algebra II
Algebra II Honors/Trig
Pre-Calculus Honors

AP Calculus AB
AP Calculus BC
Advanced Algebra with Financial Applications

Courses Offered
Chorus I: Pioneer Chorus - Beginning Choir
Chorus II: Pioneer Chorus - Beginning/Immediate Choir
Chorus III: Providence Singers - Immediate/Advanced ChoirGeometry Honors
Choir IV: Providence Singers - Advanced Choir
Women's Ensemble
Men's Ensemble
Classical Acting - Advanced Drama
Advanced Drama Conservatory - Performance Extrension

Courses Offered
Boys' Physical Education
Girls' Physical Education

Boys' Advanced Physical Education
Girls' Advanced Physical Education
Dance I: Movement Exploration
Pioneer Health

Courses Offered
Christian Formation
The Mystery of Jesus Christ
The Mission of Jesus Christ
The Mission of the Church
Celebrating Sacraments
Social Justice
World Religions
Christian Lifestyles

Courses Offered
Biology Honors
AP Biology
Chemistry Honors

AP Chemistry
Physics Honors
AP Physics I
AP Physics II
Nutrition Science
Anatomy & Phsyiology
Environmental Science
AP Environmental Science
Marine Biology

Courses Offered
World History Culture & Geography
AP World History
U.S. History & Geography
AP United States History
AP Macroeconomics
U.S. Government and Politics
AP Government and Politics

Basic Law
Criminal Justice in America
Child Development
AP Psychology
20th Century Genocide/Racism

Courses Offered
Art I
Graphic Design
Ceramics I
Ceramics II
Photo I
Photo II
Photo III: Advanced Photography & Intro to Cinematography
Photo IV: Advanced Photography & Intro to Cinematography
Advanced Art: Advanced Drawing, Painting, Sculpture and Design
AP Art and Design
AP Art History

Courses Offered
French I
French II
French II Honors
French III
French III Honors
Latin I
Latin II
Spanish I
Spanish II
Spanish II Honors
Spanish III
Spanish III Honors

French IV
French IV Honors
Latin III
Latin III Honors
Spanish IV
AP Spanish IV


Entrance Exams Not Required or Accepted

Everything we do at Providence springs from our mission and values. Our work with prospective families must be no different. With this in mind, we have made the permanent decision to no longer accept HSPT, ISEE, or any other entrance exam scores as part of the Providence High School admissions process. 



Providence High School offers three unique four-year programs in the fields of Cinema Arts, the Medicine & Health Care, and Technology. Students within these programs will take specialized classes focused on preparing them for the future studies or a career in the related field. 

Cinema Arts

The Cinema Arts Focus Program explores the influence that narrative has in media through an in-depth hands-on curriculum that aims to empower students to tell great stories that emotionally impact their audiences. Encompassing all aspects of professional filmmaking, students gain access to media careers through real-life participation in meaningful projects. 


As a Ministry of Providence St. Joseph Health, our Medical Focus Program students have a unique opportunity to learn with and from experts and professionals in diverse fields of health care. Our four-year program covers topics from health care, medicine, and biotechnology to understand health care and its implications within the religious, political, economic, and social areas.


The Technology Focus Program offers a wide variety of experimental learning under the umbrella of Information Science and Technology. This four-year program exposes students to Computer Science principles and fundamentals, robotics, programming languages, technological integration and much more. By the end of the program, students will be prepared for a future in the expanding field of technology.

Courses Offered
Introduction to Cinema Arts I: Media I
Introduction to Cinema Arts II: History of Media
Moving Images
Video Production I
Video Production II
Media Ethics: Framework, Application & Films
Writing for Media, Honors

Digital Broadcast Journalism

Courses Offered
Health, Disease, & Health Care
Biology Honors HC1
Chemistry Honors HC2
Biomedical Science: Ethics in Health Care
Genetics & Biotechnology
Hospital Internship & Projects

AP Chemistry
AP Biology
Anatomy & Physiology

Courses Offered
Game Programming I
Game Programming II
Robotics I
Robotics II
AP Computer Science Principles
Exploring Computer Science
Technology Integration
Marketing Foundations


Honors at Entrance

After careful consideration, PHS will no longer grant honors placement to students during the application process. There have been discussions on this topic over the years at Providence, but in light of our recent, permanent decision to no longer accept entrance exam scores, it was the ideal time to reevaluate this practice and more closely align with best practices in independent schools.


Our Counseling Department offers unparalleled individualized guidance in academic and personal matters. Academic Counselors follow students from freshman through junior year.  Then in 12th grade, seniors have the full attention of the Director of College Counseling to walk them through college applications, financial aid, making final decisions, academic consistency, celebrating their college choice, and then navigating the transition from high school to college.  With a Personal Counselor on staff for short-term crisis intervention and support as well, our students receive personalized, high quality guidance in achieving academic success and overall well-being.


Providence has established funds for merit awards and need-based financial assistance each year for eligible students and their families. 


Sports Offered

Cross Country
Girls Tennis
Girls Volleyball

Boys Basketball
Boys Soccer
Girls Basketball
Girls Soccer

Boys Volleyball
Track & Field



Stay up-to-date on all things Providence High School by following us on social media or signing up for our Admissions Newsletter! 


The Mission of Providence High School invites each of us to be “expressions of God’s healing love” to one another, as well as to both the local and global community. Campus Ministry participates in that invitation by providing direction and guidance to all religious programs and activities of the Providence community. These programs encourage growth in relationships with God and others through liturgies, retreats, service, faith and leadership formation. By drawing on the legacy of the Sisters of Providence, “we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.” Campus Ministry involves the entire community: faculty, staff, students and their families.

All members of the Providence community, regardless of faith tradition, are invited to participate in the spiritual life of the school. 


The Associated Student Body (ASB) plays an integral part in the students’ high school experience. Providing an opportunity to develop the student’s social abilities through school-centered activities, ASB advances school spirit and identity, not only in extracurricular events but also within the Burbank Community.


Technology Focus Center
In 2017, the Technology Focus Program received a major upgrade with the complete remodeling of the classroom lab and makerspace. Construction of the new space involved combining two previous classrooms into a new modern computer lab and makerspace with a garage to accommodate larger projects. The lab and makerspace are now equipped with the following equipment: 


  • 85” Microsoft Surface Hub located in the front of the lab
  • Thirty-two student All-in-One HP computers


  • X-Carve CNC Router for cutting and engraving plastic and wood materials
  • 150W Boss Laser cutter for cutting and engraving plastic, wood, and thin sheet metal
  • Four BCN3d Sigma R17 3d printers
  • Two Formlabs Form 3 SLA 3d printers installed in 2019
  • 55” Microsoft Surface Hub on wheels located in the makerspace


Cinema Arts Center
Providence Cinema Arts Focus Program is led by industry professionals. Cinema Arts Students work year round in a production studio, as well as on location at film shoots. Cinema Arts Focus Program students learn everything from writing, to filming, to post production in their unique classroom enviroment complete with:

  • Floor to ceiling green screen studio
  • Control room with live streaming, multi-camera, and broadcast capabilities
  • 20 HP Z Series 4K Editing Workstations 
  • 24 channel audio mixing console
  • Blackmagic Design© Ursa Mini 4.6k cameras and video switcher
  • DMX controlled studio lighting grid


Student Activity Center
Our Student Activity Center is the indoor space where the entire Providence community can gather. Within its wall, there is our beautiful gym, our weight room, and our athletic training facility. Naturally, our indoor sports teams, basketball and volleyball, hold practices and games there, but every Pioneer can take advantage of this wonderful communal space as it's a place where community happens:

  • Athletic games and practices
  • Monthly Masses and/or prayer services
  • Pep Rallies for thletics, visual arts, and performing arts
  • Student life events like Pioneer Day, Dances
  • Assemblies for special guest speakers and presentations

Take the Next Step

Ready to become a Pioneer?

Start an application, schedule a virtual campus tour, or read our Admissions FAQs today!

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