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Providence Christian Academy

Private | K-12 | 645 students

Providence is the premier, mid-sized, K-12 school in the Atlanta area.

 

Living in Lilburn

Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $125,800. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $830.

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2014:
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2013:
Based on 9 ratings
2012:
Based on 2 ratings
2011:
Based on 6 ratings

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Posted June 8, 2014

Our 3 children have attended PCA starting in elementary-high school. We are pleased and proud of the education they have received. Two of our children are in college, and were well prepared for this new chapter. Our youngest is flourishing in the STEM program. All of our children were active in sports, as well as academic teams and social groups. I highly recommend PCA for parents and their children!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2014

This is our first year at Providence. I have a first grade daughter and a second grade son. As a former public school teacher I started the year just watching to see how private school would fit our family. I am absolutely blown away and how the needs of my children have been met. Academically they have been stretched and challenged and at the same time supported and encouraged. The extras have made school a place they love... music, art, PE, drama, sports, STEM, cooking class, etc. The teachers care about academics and are gifted instructors but they also really care about developing character in the students. The leadership is strong and experienced but open to suggestions and improvement. The parent community is so much more than I expected. I was a little afraid of "snobby private school moms" but that is not what you will find at Providence. It is a group of people that work hard, make sacrifices, and want what is best for their kids and will look out for your kids too. What a blessing this school has been. I look forward to many more years here for our family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2014

I graduated from Providence in 2013. I came to Providence in 3rd Grade. I absolutely loved it. But as I got older my opinion started to change about Providence. First of all, when I was in 7th grade they did not call it Middle School, they called us Elementary Students....we were 13 years old and being told we were still in Elementary. Second of all when I started 9th grade I was not prepared for the course loads. I do not feel like 8th grade prepared me academically. It only prepared me socially. I had always heard from people who graduated from Providence that they were not prepared for college and I am here to say it is true. Providence did not challenge me enough and now that I am in college I do not feel academically prepared. Also I feel like Providence sheltered me a lot, so when I got to college I was like a fish out of water. I was honestly scared by some of the things I saw and I feel like providence could have done a better job at letting us see what the world is really like, because what they say it is like is very different from what it is.


Posted January 31, 2014

As a mom of an only child, I went thru an extensive search to find the right school for my daughter. I was one of those crazy parents that had a checklist and looked at everything at a school including sitting in the classroom. That was a long time ago as my daughter is now a junior in high school, and has been at Providence Christian Academy since she was in Kindergarten. We are so blessed to be at Providence. Whether you are looking for strong academics, a variety of extra- curricular activities, and/or a strong faith based education, you will find all of these and more. The more for us has been teachers that love my daughter and want her to be the best she can be. The more for us is the love and care from teachers and parents who are now my friends. The more is a community that prays for each other and celebrates the good, but helps you walk thru the bad. I wish you the best as you begin your journey for finding the right school for your family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2014

amazing! Our family has been a part of the PCA family for 8 years now. We have an 8th grader, 4th grader and 2nd grader. PCA is a wonderful, loving, Christian environment where my children learn and exceed in academics. PCA also comes along side our family and instills the biblical and Christian beliefs we as a family cherish. It truly is an extension of our home and we partner with our kids teachers to grow our children academically and spiritually. PCA is a financial sacrifice, but it is a sacrifice that will have eternal payoffs. PCA teaches children to be the hands and feet of Jesus by doing projects that help less fortunate and teaches our students love and compassion for all. PCA is without a doubt the best choice we ever made for our family. If you are looking for a academically strong and spiritually bible based education, PCA is for you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2014

Our family is new to PCA this year. My 9th grade student came to school very well prepared to be challenged and we have been pleased. He has to work hard in the Honors classes to do well and has done so. It is not easy for him but I like that he is being challenged. The teachers seem very professional and accessible when he needs extra help or if I have questions about his progress. The spiritual emphasis is very strong and my child loves the Axix service on Wednesdays and the Bible classes he has had so far. We have also been impressed with the coaches we have encountered and hope to see more school spirit develop as they start a Varsity football team this year. PCA staff and leadership seem to be working hard on any areas that may need improvement. Also, we love the technology available to all of us! We love this school and plan to send our younger child there soon.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2014

A great community feel! It offers everything of a large school with the small school feel! The academics are rigorous and the teachers caring and attentive. Grateful to be part of this place!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2014

Providence has been a wonderful fit for our family. PCA offers a rigorous curriculum and the teachers have high standards, while the children are treated with love and respect. We have a child with ADHD, and he has made tremendous progress at PCA, where we could see him beginning to fall between the cracks in public school. Our kids are very happy, and we feel secure in knowing that we are sending them to a loving, safe environment each day where they get a quality education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 21, 2013

Providence is an amazing school! It has changed a lot in the past year. New teachers, new academic programs, new school clubs to get involved in. As a highschool senior I would say Providence has changed for the better these past 5 years I have been going. I am going to be honest and say I did not like my 8th grade year at providence but new teachers have been hired and new programs have been established which has very much improved PCA. I can say the academics prepared you for college and I can say more than anything it prepares not just for college but for life. I can now defend my faith because of the Bible classes and PCA has taught me how to listen to God! God actually reveals who he is to me and talks to me because I know God loves me. I know it would have not been possible without the teachers and encouraging students at PCA. There are Bible studies all the time to help you grow in your faith and the teachers care about the students. You can really tell they care about your walk with God and your academics. Also I have struggled with some learning problems and the teachers and staff have helped me overcome it and helped me learn that I am smart. I would highly recommend PCA.


Posted October 9, 2013

Academically solid and spiritually strong. This is my family's 7th year at Providence. I currently have a 5th grader and an 11th grader. Our experience has been great beginning in Kindergarten all the way through High School. Providence lays a very strong academic foundation that the curriculum continues to build on year after year. In beginning the process of college applications with my 11th grader, I am seeing that he has been well prepared for college. I love how the teachers strive to set students up to be successful in their studies, both in the elementary and middle grades as well as in the high school. The relationships that the students develop with their teachers is amazing. It is truly a blessing to know that my children go to a school where they are loved by their teachers almost as much as they are loved and cared for at home. The partnership between home and school has been wonderful. Being a part of a community of families whose morals, standards and faith are the same as our family is such a blessing and a priviledge. Our family is thankful for Providence.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2013

This school is awesome! The teachers and administration offer a Christian environment with an outstanding curriculum. This school has a great small town feel and big school enthusiasm. It has sports, clubs, drama and after school programs. For parents, it gives a community of Christian believers who desire the same values for their kids and support as they raise their children. The teachers love the students and the kids can tell that they are at a school where they are welcomed and appreciated!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2013

Providence has been everything we could have wanted in a school. I have multiple graduate degrees and highly value a rigorous education for my kids. I must say that the quality academics and nurturing staff have consistently exceeded my expectations. We have two kids at Providence and as soon as the third one is of school age, he will be attending Providence, too. The new STEM program has been developed and implemented with intentionality. The school was actually able to hire a practicing structural engineer away from private practice to coordinate and teach the STEM program. Lastly, the thing I like most about Providence is that it stays true to its mission. They make no bones about being a Christian school that values a personal relationship with Christ. It's neat to be part of a place that has appropriate priorities but doesn't sacrifice being a quality academic school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2013

I can't recommend Providence highly enough. They are committed to academic excellence in a Christ- centered, family environment. The teachers really care for our son and daughter and show an interest in who they are personally, spiritually and academically. Our daughter's teacher even takes time out in the middle of class to have the students pray for each other. Providence also has a strong commitment to discipleship. My 8th grade daughter is in a small group, which is led by an 11th grader and she, in turn, has a special "buddy" who is in 2nd grade. In addition, we have seen such a huge change in our children's attitudes and have seen more fruits of the Spirit manifested in their lives since they began attending Providence this year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2013

Providence is truly an amazing partnership between the parents and the teachers. The teachers actually care about the students and about how well they are doing academically, spiritually and emotionally. The kids are happy to go every day and we are grateful for the opportunity to attend!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2013

Providence Christian Academy is a family of believers that provides excellent Christ centered education. My children have been here since kindergarten. Each year I am more sure of the decision we have made for our children's education. The teachers are excellent role models and a great influence on the students. The pray and guide them spiritually and academically. Wonderful place!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2013

Providence is such a blessing to our family. My daughter is excited to get to school every morning. I LOVE that they look to direct each child to find what God is calling them to not what we want them to be or even the school. Is it a sacrifice financially for us?, yes it is. It is not always easy, but we have seen God's hand over us for provision each year. All kids have struggles as some point whether at a Christian school or public school. We are so comforted knowing that Jesus is the center of all that is taught whether school work or character building.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2013

Amazing school. My kids have been there since kindergarten. The love the teachers have shown and the partnership I have with the faculty in walking with my children on this journey has been amazing. The teachers even helped my kids with the death of their pet! Academically, I was truly impressed with what my kids were accomplishing just in kindergarten! My second grader is in Intro to STEM, which is an incredibly rigorous science, technology, engineering and math program. Providence is the first private school to be live with that tiered program. Just an amazing school. I recommend it to every family I know.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 12, 2012

Not a school to attend if you're looking for academic excellence. Providence focuses on education in religion, not math or science.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2012

This is a great school came for 5-8 grade and was the greatest expirience until i slacked it off in 8th grade. I liked the teachers and students and staff, i recommend anyone who can afford it to go there!


Posted December 11, 2011

This is a great school! Great environment. The teachers there are just amazing! They really take time to help you understand things if you don't get it.


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 89% 44%
Black 6% 40%
Asian 3% 2%
Hispanic 2% 10%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

College readiness and student pathways

Percentage of students going to 4-year college 100% (2013)
Colleges most students attend after graduation Georgia Tech
University of Georgia
Samford University
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Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
College counselor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Gifted specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Reading specialist(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
Security personnel
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by school staff French
Korean
Spanish
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • National Merit Finalists (2013)
  • Perfect SAT Score (2013)
Community service awards received in the past 3 years
  • Sportsmanship Award (2013)
  • Sportsmanship Award (2012)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Specific learning disabilities
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Technology
Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab
Clubs
  • Math club

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Arts (all)
  • Music
  • Performing arts
  • Visual arts
Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
  • Textile design
Music
  • Band
  • Bell / Handbell choir
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
  • Rock band
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production
Clubs
  • Drama club
  • Drum line
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Foreign languages
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • Korean
  • Spanish
Clubs
  • Foreign language and culture club

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Advanced placement courses
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 3:00 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Jim Vaught
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Christian
Associations
  • ACSI
Fax number
  • (770) 279-8258

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Advanced placement courses
  • College prep
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
  • Independent Study
  • STEM
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Arts (all)
  • Engineering
  • Foreign languages
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Performing arts
  • Religious
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Visual arts
  • Writing
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Specific learning disabilities
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • None
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • Korean
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • College/career center
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Diving
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Diving
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
  • Textile design
Music
  • Band
  • Bell / Handbell choir
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
  • Rock band
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Community service
  • Drama club
  • Drum line
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)
  • Foreign language and culture club
  • Math club
  • Student council/government
  • Yearbook
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
More from this school
  • Providence Christian Academy has been voted the Best Private High School in Gwinnett County in 2012 and 2013 by Inside Gwinnett Magazine.
School leaders can update this information here.

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What are your chances?


7 out of 10students were accepted for the 2012-2013 school year.


Students accepted for the 2012-2013 school year
130
Applications received for the 2012-2013 school year
200

What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2014-2015 school year
$9000 - $14000
Vouchers accepted
No
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid
Tax credits
SB10

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Georgia Tech
University of Georgia
Samford University
College preparation / awareness offered
College prep programs/courses during the year
College presentations or information sessions
SAT/ACT prep classes
Students' post-graduation plans in 2013
4 year college - 100%
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4575 Lawrenceville Hwy NW
Lilburn, GA 30047
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Phone: (770) 279-7200

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