Our Philosophy and Purpose
Providence Academy was established as a private Christian School committed to providing a classical and biblically-based education to young people in primary and secondary grade levels. Education at Providence Academy is intended to be inherently different in philosophy and content from the education offered in the state schools. We strive to operate as an extension of the family, under the assumption that the education of young people is the responsibility of parents and their immediate family rather than the responsibility of the state. PA provides a biblically-based curriculum and teaches all subjects as parts of an integrated whole with the Scriptures at the center.
In conjunction with the biblical emphasis, PA strives to follow a “classical” and Christian education, as described in Douglas Wilson’s book Recovering the Lost Tools of Learning and Dorothy Sayers’ “Lost Tools of Learning” essay.
Providence Academy equips students to achieve academic excellence and spiritual maturity through a biblically-based, Christ-centered, classical education, so they will think and live in a manner which brings glory to God.
Objectives and Standards
The primary mission of this association is to operate a school that will adhere to the statement of faith and purpose as set out in Sections 1 and 2 of Article II of the PA by-laws.
Education at Providence Academy is defined as inherently different than public education in philosophy and content. Providence Academy attempts to operate as an extension of the family and to foster spiritual development and a Biblical worldview in the lives of its students. This includes leading students to develop a Biblical understanding of morality and to pursue a life that is governed by the Biblical moral code. The school works in partnership with families to achieve these desired outcomes, which necessitates that both the school and home come under the authority of God for the benefit of the student. At all its levels, programs and teachings, Providence Academy seeks to:
Teach all subjects as parts of an integrated whole with the Scripture at the center (2 Timothy 3:16-17).
Provide a clear model of biblical Christian life through its staff and board (Matthew 22:37-40).
Encourage every child to begin and develop his relationship with God the Father through Jesus Christ (Matthew 28:18-20).
Emphasize grammar, logic, and rhetoric in all subjects.
Encourage every student to develop a love for learning and to achieve his academic potential.
Provide an orderly atmosphere conducive to attaining these goals.
Encourage all children to pursue a life that is governed by the Biblical moral code.