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​Providence Catholic School a place of learners and leaders; women of faith and justice

April 07, 2015 | posted by Lori N. Rosales

Topics: Catholic Schools

Providence Catholic School a place of learners and leaders; women of faith and justice

Slightly east of the Museum Reach on the San Antonio River, an urban segment that links cultural and historical institutions stands Providence Catholic School (Providence). Established in 1951 by the Sisters of Divine Providence, Providence is the only all-girls Catholic school for grades six through 12 in San Antonio. Providence’s 64-year legacy of faith, academic excellence, and tradition thrives today.

The highly dedicated educators and staff at Providence foster the school’s mission -- prepare young women for the world of tomorrow. Their energy is focused on developing critical thinking, providing leadership opportunities, and encouraging compassion through community service.

Students benefit from programs that are innovative.Middle school students experience a rigorous academic curriculum aimed at preparation for the challenging high school classes with 14 College Board approved advance placement classes and dual credit classes. Eighth graders can achieve three high school credits. The challenging high school program offers a distinguished graduation plan. Providence offers unique high school classes in Broadcast Journalism, Video Editing, senior Internship and Computer Programming. Fine Arts offerings are exceptional including Choir, Dance, Drama and Visual Arts. Student success is easily measured: stellar results in Middle School science fair competition, high school academic team performance, athletic achievements in volleyball, swimming and track, to name just a few of a long list of accomplishments.

Providence students serve not only their own campus but give countless hours to service projects locally and globally. Recently, junior Allison Picon, a Mayor’s Fitness Council Ambassador, coordinated a free public health fair hosted on the Providence campus.Seventh grader Amelie Esquivel raised funds (and shaved her head!) for St. Baldrick’s Head-Shaving Event with funds given to childhood cancer research projects. Led by the Student Council, the annual Penny Wars campaign engaged the entire Providence community and all monies raised were donated to our founders, the Sisters of Divine Providence who are ministering in Haiti.