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2701 Hodges Boulevard
Jacksonville, FL 32224

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4 stars
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August 03, 2014
Our child came from a local Charter School to Providence. NIGHT AND DAY difference. We brought our child to Providence with our eyes wide open knowing there is no Panacea or Camelot. One thing is for sure, there are no smoke and mirrors! They do what they promise and suffice it to say, they under promise and over deliver. Our child feels at home at Providence. Bottom line, you get what you pay for. Only at Providence, you get more! Make the investment. It's worth the sacrifice.

- submitted by a parent
June 26, 2014
We tried it for two years. My child had only gone to public school for the previous 7 years before moving to this area of the country. I was initially thrilled with the idea of her being in a Christ centered environment. That all fizzled about three weeks into her time at the school. Imagine seeing your baby running to the car with tears streaming down her face, and she's jus asking the same question over and over again...."Mom, why are the kids so mean? This is a Christian school!" My heart broke right then and there. The rest of that year didn't get much better, but I registered her for a second year with lots of prayer and hope that it would just get better. Well, it didn't. I've seen more hateful behavior and cliques at Providence than I ever saw at public school in our previous states. I talked to staff several times, I questioned other parents, and boy did I pray! Needless to say, she will not be returning for a third year.

- submitted by a parent
April 11, 2014
Prior to enrolling our child in school we had an opportunity to view a book which contained the avg. SAT scores for schools within Florida. Providence students had the 4th highest SAT scores in Duval County. Providence students' SAT scores ranked in the top 10 in the entire State. The publication included all schools both public and private. The top 5 schools in Duval County were: 1. Stanton, 2. Episcopal, 3. Bolles, 4. Providence, 5. Paxon. The differential in the score among the top 4 schools was small enough to be statistically insignificant. There was more of a drop down to Paxon but still all these schools produced excellent SAT scores among their students.

- submitted by a parent
December 18, 2013
First let me say that my children attended this school for 9 years, but when one of my children begged me not to put them back in that's when a change had to come about. This school has been having some issues and the change in staff/management continues to go on. Though this school is termed a "Christian" school it is not without it's own issues. The time that my children left last school year, there was bullying going on and lots of cliques. Since leaving this school both my children have excelled. Going from C's and D's to all A's in their new school. It had nothing to do with the teachers, but it did have everything to do with how the school was being run. No Christian principles here :(

- submitted by a parent
August 23, 2013
My daughter LOVES this school! Since she started attending Providence she was SO impressed at how nice and kind the teachers and the students are compared to her previous school. She looks forward to going to school every single day! Happy parent over here!

- submitted by a parent
August 20, 2013
Love this school. This is my son's second year at Providence and we couldn't be happier. And for the individual who wrote (Read the REAL reviews), well this IS a real review. My son is student at Providence - A COLLEGE PREP school and is thriving. I have two nephews, and three other family members that have gone to this school -- have absolutely excelled. My nephew is a senior in college, and the other three girls have Masters Degree. Please don't follow the negative reviews. This is an amazing school and we are blessed!!

- submitted by a parent
August 10, 2013
My son went to VPK at Providence and it was a great experience. Unfortunately, I can't financially afford for my son to continue his education there...

- submitted by a parent
June 20, 2013
Providence School is the best educational experience my family has ever had! Every single person working there is enthusiastic about their job, whether it is classroom teacher, nurse, coach or secretary. They treat their students with the upmost respect and set a wonderful example of how to treat others by example. This it TRULY a Christian school - no one is preaching hell fire and brimstone. The kids are being taught biblical principles, but no one religion is emphasized. In fact, about 100 different churchs are represented in the student body. My children have loved going to school since transferring there, and their grades have never been better. He will be very well prepared for college in a few years. I cannot recommend this school highly enough.

- submitted by a parent
May 07, 2013
Read the REAL reviews and not the fake ones that are posted recently. Best way to judge a school is by asking what their AP pass rate is - be specific as schools can doctor the numbers. How many students per subject tested got a 4 or 5 on the exam. Those are the only scores colleges consider pass rates. What is average SAT and ACT score is for ALL students tested? What is college admission rate by matriculation - not just acceptances. You would also do well to look at it by most recent year not what colleges have offered admission over the past 10. Lastly, ask what degrees the administration holds and from where as well as the teachers on faculty. Leadership trickles down. Compare the degrees held by the Providence folk to the other elite prep schools like Bolles ans Episcopal. Better to spend little more at Episcopal or attending one of the select college preparatory schools that are FREE in the county like Stanton or Paxon. Providence cannot hold a candle. If you are looking for a Christian environment but are not as concerned with academics then this is the place for you. If you are concerned about the quality of education, then you should look elsewhere.

- submitted by a parent
January 27, 2013
My son is 13, and has been at Providence since he was 3:-) . This is the total package, parents! An all around great learning environment. The faculty and staff members are completely unique. From various walks of life and all over the map, they bring so much more than just the elite scholar to the table. Although they come individually wrapped, they do have one thing in common. They model a life of honesty and integrity. This had a profound effect on my little student:-) . By kindergarten, my child understood what it meant to responsible for his actions and of any consequences that follow. In the following years, the Providence family played a huge role in my son's desire to be a leader. I think this was when I knew with absolute certainty that Providence was our home. It's also big in size for those who like a larger population, but small to medium size classes. Tons of family involvement. Students seem passionate about & value Christian faith at Providence- it's really nice . Overall environment- warm and positive, ready to go vibe no matter what year, month, day or time of the day:-)

- submitted by a parent
November 05, 2012
I have read the reviews on this page and honestly, you should pay attention to the curriculum prior to seeking enrollment at this school. My son loves this school, the teachers and is doing quite well academically. Providence is a college preparatory school and it intended to challenge its students. This school is meant to prepare your child for further education. The classes are tough, the rules are strict. High school shouldn t be about, what should I wear to school, what does my make-up look like, or what color finger nail polish should I wear. School is about being educated. Period. The teachers at this school are top notch. The curriculum is top notch. It is a bible based curriculum which makes it all that much more perfect. Go Stallions!

- submitted by a parent
May 26, 2012
My son has attended Providence since the 2nd grade and is now in middle school. Teachers: The teachers at Providence the best in their fields. These teachers teach because they want to make a difference in the lives of children. The administration is supportive, allowing the teachers to stay focused on teaching. The teachers I have dealt with have never disappointed me. Academics: My son is learning stuff in middle school English, math, science, and history that I didn t learn until high school. His history lessons are not watered down; the contributions that Christians made to this country are taught. His Bible classes are giving him a foundation I didn t have in the Bible until after college. Science classes make a point of teaching the difference between theories and facts. Extra-curricular Activities: The athletics at Providence are fantastic. My son is not a star athlete, but he has gained so much experience and character playing on the sports teams at Providence. The coaches get great players by encouraging each child to do their best. The students at Providence are amazing kids. I cannot imagine sending my son anywhere else.

- submitted by a parent
March 11, 2012
My daughter attends the PCDC (Providence Child Development Center) and I am "very" happy and pleased with the school. My child has grown emotionally, academically and morally. Yes, it is expensive for a daycare. Yes! There are a few"fundraisers" and fieldtrips which the school "asks" finacial support. However, I am dumbfounded "why" this is an issue. I am a teacher is the public school system, which is plagued with cutbacks. Parents complain their children and not receiving a quality education' however they do very little to support their schools. My daugter is learning and enjoying the learning process! If I have to do more to provide her with a quality education I will. The director of the school is kind, caring and considerate. Any concerns you have she addresses them immediately. She never undermines your concerns; while being professional (principals and directors should never undermine or discuss their staff in an negative manner with a parent). Her teachers are loving, passionate and professional. They help develop character, teach academics and nuture the students. I am very pleased and highly recommend Providence!

- submitted by a parent
February 28, 2012
Extremely happy, and proud to send my children here. The school is amazing, and the best in Jax.

- submitted by a parent
December 23, 2011
We have been at Providence for three years now, and I am very happy with the school!

- submitted by a parent
December 14, 2011
I have two children at Providence. I have been VERY IMPRESSED by the quality of the middle school teachers and staff! My children are having a wonderful experience at this school and most of the parents I talk to feel the same. No school is perfect but this has been a great fit for our family. There is a strong emphasis on both academics as well as character development.

- submitted by a parent
December 06, 2011
This school is by far the best school in Jacksonville. My child loves going to Providence! The teachers are amazing and the staff is always so friendly! I am extremely happy with this school.

- submitted by a parent
November 04, 2011
New parent this year and could not be any happier!! My children love this school and have excelled socially and academically. Challenging academic structure, good parent involvement, good principal and headmaster leadership. A great school.

- submitted by a community member
June 29, 2011
Preschool mgmt and the teacher my child had....were a huge disappointment. Gave my child a complex and almost had me believing it too! We have since moved on, and my child is thriving! A teacher can make or break your child - this school definetly has some breakers!!! And management supports them. ALSO - mgmt is known for calling parents to pick up kids for temper tantrums....hmm...perfectly normal for the PRESCHOOL age group! So glad to have moved on.

- submitted by a parent
May 04, 2011
I go to providence and i must say it is a horrible school. The tuition is higher than it should be, the people are mean hearted and don't show the qualities of a true christian. And while some of those in the administration are good, fair, and nice.Others have sever favoritism are mean and have even been fired for inappropriate conduct with a student. Also the rules are blown out of proportion things like wrong nail polish color and hair color/style and i personally have even gotten a Saturday school (which costs $35) for having pink lining on my socks then there is also the issue with measuring skirts where administration forces the girls to go on their knees in the middle of the hallway to measure the length of skirts and even if its 1/4 an inch of you WILL get written up. And lastly this school doesn't promote individuality it tries to force everyone to look the same, act the same, have the same beliefs and outlooks on EVERYTHING, etc. Needless to say i would never recommend this school to anyone unless you want your child to be a mindless zombie without their own personal beliefs about anything that has self esteem issues and no TRUE friends that they can count on for anything.

- submitted by a community member
November 30, 2010
This school lacks basic policies that are required of any institution that involves children. Some of the behavior that is tolerated from the children is astonishing. There is great inconsistency in discipline and they are very concerned with how much money is donated/raised- even ask the grandparents of the children for money. There are more courses provided by the public curriculum as far as A/P goes, it is not academically superior no matter what they claim - do your research, ask for copies of policies. They cut resources and don't even notify the parents until after the tuition is paid; same goes with fieldtrips - down to nothing due to budget cuts - yet the tuition keeps rising and those things are suppose to be included in the tuition!!!

- submitted by a community member
November 09, 2010
This is a fabulous school. My children have attended for three years, I wish they would have started here. The academics are great and the families have been wonderful to get to know.

- submitted by a parent
November 02, 2010
Everyone seems to comment on how great this school is academically. However, these same reviews are riddled with grammatical errors and misspellings. I have to say, it is disappointing to see a "Christian school" place so much emphasis on money. Money is the root of all evil. I'm pretty sure that was first mentioned in the Bible. Awful.

- submitted by a teacher
July 01, 2010
This school claims to offer a high quality education, but this is simply not true. MANY children struggle in this school due to the poor quality of teaching. The Administration is narrow-minded and the "open door" policy is really a "closed door" policy. Many problems exist at this school which are continually left unaddressed and hidden. Don't waste your time and money at this school!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 22, 2010
Providence is a great christian school. It keeps my child morally sound in todays world of violence and hate.

- submitted by a parent
no rating February 01, 2010
my name is alexis i attend providence and that is the best school i ever gone to but the rules is just over the top i can not explain the rules they have their so formal when it comes to attire for the school i currently go their now and im in sports but this school is the best in florida Go Stallions!

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July 30, 2009
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- submitted by a student
July 24, 2009
I am a student attending Providence School, and the academics are good, but i do not like the administration. I do belive the rules are over the top. such as socks, nail polish, gym uniforms... etc. i do think that they try to get more and more money out of us. some of the teachers are the nicest and smartest teachers i've ever met, and some are the meanest people. providence will not let you be your own person, they form you into what they want you to be, and they don't accept you for you. the teachers pick favorites, the tution is raising faster than ever, and it's too expensive. students (i believe) should enjoy going to school, not resent it because of the administration.

- submitted by a student
January 29, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
November 21, 2008
Fabulous school...top rate academics, excellent balance between the arts (which are terrific--theater, visual and performance) and sports. Teachers are predominately very engaged, communicate well with both students and parents and legitimately care about the success of the students. This is NOT a school for kids who struggle as it is a college prep school, but they clearly know their mission and for those kids who desire this type of commitment, there is absolutely no better foundation than Providence in the northeast Florida region.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 15, 2008
If you are looking for a safe, loving, Christian school environment for your child with a strong academic focus...this is the school for you! I have two children there and have been very pleased for the past eight years. No school is perfect, but overall Providence is a great school!

- submitted by a parent
October 26, 2008
We are grandpaents. We have a grandson and a granddaughter in the 7th grade at Providence. We think the facilities are second to none. We are also very impressed with the emphasis on Christian values. The academics are exceptional. We are proud our grandkids are students there.

- submitted by a community member
October 10, 2008
My husband and I could not be more pleased with our decision to place our daughter into a Christian private school. In my opinion, Providence School is the best private school in Jacksonville. The leadership is what makes the difference and I challenge you to attend a Pep Rally. You will be amazed at the school spirit and the love of Christ that surrounds the students and faculty.

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2008
Providence overall is a good school. However if your child has any academic weakness or challenges, this is not the school for them. They will be labeled and require you to hire a tutor to attempt to keep up with the work load.

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September 04, 2008
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no rating July 21, 2008
I have two children at Providence School and could not be more pleased. Both are being well prepared academically and spiritually. Anytime I have had a question or concern, the staff and faculty (espcially the administration) has met with me and a resolution was reached. In middle school, things are a little tougher (but so is my child). I didn't always understand why they did what they did, but but I was heard, treated fairly, and given an explination. I trusted them to be experts & having been through it now, I know they were only preparing my daughter for high school. As my children get older they have more responsiblity from the teachers. There is no tolerance for misbehavior and safety is stressed. There is no better school in Jacksonville. Students will be well prepared for college and life beyond the classroom.

- submitted by a parent
July 03, 2008
Providence School offers much to all types of students. Athletics, academics, and overall atmosphere are stong and biblically sound. If you are looking for a high quality, Christian education this is the only place in town for you to be. The lower school has loving, nurturing people and the Upper School offers everything from grade level guidance, college counseling, strong curriculum, and state certified teachers. I've never had a bad experience that wasn't addressed and logically approached.

- submitted by a parent
October 04, 2007
My wife and I have been exremely happy with the school and our sons academic progress. Still in the elementary school, our aspirations for him are high, but grounded in the truth that he will be what he will be. We all want our children to be 'doctors and lawyers and such', the reality is that we can do and provide all that is possible and the Lord will have the final approval. Having raised 7, I speak from experience. Go Stallions !

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2007
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- submitted by a student
May 23, 2007
Academic programs are fairly robust and will prepare your child (academically) for any college. Establish early, clear communication with teachers and remain in contact. Extracurricular activities are well-coordinated and fairly well-attended. Providence is has a comparatively small student population, so your child will not get lost in the crowd. Initially, Providence appears very antiseptic in appearance compared to public schools, but it is an infinitely safer environment. Spirituality/Bible is sometimes overemphasized. Strict dress and conduct standards ensure your child will be surrounded by good kids.

- submitted by a parent
February 28, 2007
We have been at Providence for 6 years. Two children that have graduated and are very prepared for college and one in middle school that has a strong academic base because of the great elementary school. Problems arise during middle and upper school. The communication is poor between parent, administration and teacher. It is the schools way or nothing. Not a good school if you want to be involved as a parent. If you have a child that is not organized and honor roll material it will be very difficult for them.

- submitted by a parent
August 14, 2006
Parent of a graduate and Senior:the school has exceeded our expectations. Very academically challenging, the education received has prepared our son well and he is the recipient of a large academic scholarship to a private, out of state university. We are very pleased with the excellence in extra-curriculars, such as dance, theater and sports and the parent involvement is great. Teachers and staff are very responsive, curriculum is tough and relevent and the tuition is very reasonable. We are thrilled and will send our other two children on to Providence despite the long drive (30 miles).

- submitted by a parent
no rating December 16, 2005
Providence school has a wide variety of activities to offer children of all ages including a vast amount of extra curricular activities. It is designed to prepare students both spiritually and academically for college. Good school. A bit expensive.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 12, 2005
I totally love this school! It has brought me so much closer to God and I have learned so much and made a lot of new friends!

- submitted by a student
November 03, 2005
I love this school. It is so good and it has agreat christian curriculum!

- submitted by a student
October 30, 2005
Academics are very strong, however, there is no room for developmental differences. If your child can keep up,great. If not, a developmentally normal child that is not on the front of the curve will be labeled detrimentally. Parent involvement is high.

- submitted by a parent
June 08, 2005
Providence has an excellent balance of religion and academics with a great deal of parent involvement (voluntary, not forced!). There are a wide variety of extracurricular activities to choose from, and the sports programs have excelled in recent years. Compared to other private schools in town, this is the best deal tuition-wise.

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- submitted by a parent
January 29, 2005
Quality of academic programs is generally very high. Many sports and extracurricular activities available. Level of parent involvement is fairly high.

- submitted by a parent
December 09, 2004
All of the subjects are taught from a biblical viewpoint or with biblical references. Advanced material presented but with large class size. Offer before and after school help sessions. Quite strict regarding uniforms and behavior. Not for the independently minded.

- submitted by a parent
September 14, 2004
Parent of preschool and kindergarden boy. School is terrific...strong academics - 5 year old has homework which actually requires work at home. Teachers(3 for 3) are great - all sold, loving, Christ minded and nurturing. Would recommend this school highly.

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Providence School
2701 Hodges Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL  32224
(904) 223-5270
Last modified Providence School is a Private school that serves grades PK-12
Providence School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 57 reviews.