"Providence is the premier, mid-sized, K-12 school in the Atlanta area."
Students enrolled 655
Hours 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
School leader Jim Vaught
Transportation options Yes
After school Yes

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4575 Lawrenceville Hwy NW
Lilburn, GA 30047

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(770) 279-7200
(770) 279-8258
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4 stars
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October 17, 2014
There are many reasons why Providence won the best private high school in Gwinnett County for three years in a row: The school is academically challenging and the teachers are more than teachers, they are role models and are involved in their student's lives. Our children, who are in the 8th and 9th grade came out of a public school environment where they weren't particularly excited about school. After being at Providence for the last year, they now look forward to coming to school each day. We have seen them grow so much in their faith as they are around strong, godly role models and we have seen them embrace their academic studies with vigor because they are around people who actually care about them and don't count them as just another number. They also have developed deep friendships with other students as the schedule allows time for them to actually interact with one another, unlike public school. We are impressed by the administration who has always been responsive to our needs and feel blessed to be a part of this school.

- submitted by a parent
October 16, 2014
We just won Best Private High School for the third year in a row..and that is with competition like GAC and Wesleyan! Providence is also one of the few schools that actually grew in student numbers last year. Nearly doubled in Kindergarten and gained a third in 9th grade! I LOVE this school!! Because Providence is a school that requires a Christian component to their admission process, there are certain actions and behaviors that won't be tolerated. I, as a parent of 2 students, appreciate that. The quite graphic stories I am hearing from other private schools who are "Christian", yet accept students expelled from public schools, are scary. I understand that if you're a parent of a student who has had to deal with consequences to their actions, you will question the decisions of the administration. I greatly appreciate the tough decisions our high school principal has had to recently make. Some students are a better fit at different schools. Providence is not for everyone. There are plenty of other schools with lower standards. You find what is the best fit for your family and your student.

- submitted by a parent
October 12, 2014
teacher quality is outstanding principal leadership is poor parent involvement is outstanding Teachers clearly make the difference here. The poor skills of leadership is why the school is locked at a standstill while it should be growing substantially. Until management changes, we wont get new direction from our existing leaders.

- submitted by a community member
October 06, 2014
I am grateful that Mr. Hunsberger's reputation over many, many years will hold up to what is obviously a disgruntled family. In fact, I wonder if the parents even wrote this review. In my experience, the high school is flourishing under his leadership. We are on our third child at Providence. My oldest had to leave for disciplinary reasons, and although extremely difficult, I was grateful for the integrity of the administration to hold students to a high standard. My 2nd child graduated from Providence, and now my 3rd is in middle school. I would strongly caution the parents who have such harsh things to say about Mr. Hunsberger to remove their blinders; otherwise, you will find yourselves in this situation again...and again...and again.

- submitted by a parent
October 04, 2014
The many people that have given this school a high recommendation obviously haven't had to go to the administration with their concerns. Teachers are absolutely wonderful. The new principal is the worst ever. He is in no way the Christian man he portrays himself to me. It is such a shame that they brought him in when mr chapman was great and everyone loved him and respected him as principal. Ken Hunsberger is only hurting this school. Many other parents have expressed their concerns as well. I hope it doesn't take the school much longer to realize they need a new principal. He has the administration snowed into believing he is something he is not. I've spoken to many parents who feel the same and are thinking they will not re enroll their kids next year.

- submitted by a parent
September 02, 2014
The main thing that makes Providence stand out from its competition is the staff. Their knowledge and teaching ability are excellent, but as an alumnus of Providence, I can say without a shadow of a doubt that the teachers, coaches, and staff genuinely care about their students. Their Christ-like example is really what sets the tone for the school. To this day, I am still in touch with several of my coaches who impacted me during my high school days. They have inspired me to be a Christ-like example for other students just like they were for me.

- submitted by a community member
August 29, 2014
I graduated from Providence two years after it opened and absolutely loved it. When I returned years later as a prospective parent, I was hopeful that the school had retained the strong spiritual environment it had back when I was a student. I was thrilled to find that it had. Now, we are in our eighth year at Providence and all three of my kids attend. Not only has the school maintained that amazing environment that I loved so much as a student, it offers my kids challenging academics and many other opportunities for leadership and growth. Speaking as an alumni and a parent, I can say that Providence has become more than just a school for our family, but a community of friends and fellow believers too. We could not imagine ourselves anywhere else.

- submitted by a parent
August 29, 2014
I graduated from Providence in 2014 and have been there since 9th grade. If you are looking for a place to call home, Providence is the best fit. I can honestly say that the past four years were some of my favorite. I looked forward to going to school every single day to see what new and exciting thing God was going to do. All of my teachers truly cared about me and would always go out of their way to help me succeed. There was so many things to get involved in, everything from student council to discipleship groups and Alpha Upsilon. Not only were there so many things to get plugged in during school hours, but there was also many different sports teams to get involved in too. I was able to participate in both the competitive cross country and tennis teams where we always gave our best efforts, but most importantly, gave all the glory to the Lord. Providence prepared me very well for college and I am beyond thankful for the years I was able to spend there.

- submitted by a community member
August 28, 2014
I just discovered this site and thought I would add my two cents. As a Providence graduate (and now a parent) I cannot speak highly enough about my experience there. I had a great experience as a student and was much more prepared for the rigors of college academia than most of my peers. It is certainly possible for students to do "just enough" to get by in high school and get in to college only to find that they are unable to suddenly "flip the switch" and excel at that level. Challenging yourself by taking honors and AP classes is a choice the student and parents need to make...but is not forced by the school. It is not an elitist academic school in that way...Although academically elite students are still challenged to grow. Even some of the non - honors courses offered are taught in a way that will prepare you for the next level, if you try to do your best. Certainly it is a characteristic of the best teachers to inspire students in that way, but part of that drive to do your best comes from the student. A school cannot be all things to all people, but PCA certainly does a stellar job of taking a wide range of academic abilities and gives each of them a chance to succeed.

- submitted by a community member
June 08, 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
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
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.

- submitted by a community member
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
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
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
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
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
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.

- submitted by a community member
October 09, 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
October 04, 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
October 02, 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
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
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
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
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
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
June 05, 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!

- submitted by a community member
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.

- submitted by a community member
October 02, 2011
I am once again amazed at what a great school Providence is. We had a birthday party for our son this weekend and invited his school friends. We took them to a large public party place. When another child purposely tried to irritate them and ruin their experience, they all remained calm, mannerly, and kind. I always wanted an environment where my children would be taught the same values we had taught in our own home. Not only do the teachers do that, but they fill them with spiritual truths that aid them in everyday environments. It's the first and only place I've found where I feel fellow families are like minded.

- submitted by a parent
September 30, 2011
I graduated from Providence Christian Academy nearly twenty years ago. It was the same genuine, loving and academically challenging environment back then as it is today. I also met my wife of 14 years there. People ask me all the time if I enjoyed my time at PCA and I tell them that all three of our children are currently enrolled (5th, 3rd and kindergarten). I have seen our children's character develop, their relationship with Christ grow and them getting challenged academically all the time. Our oldest child is incredibly smart and gifted and has qualified for the Duke TIP Program. She is not a child who was educated in the public schools are transferred over.....she is a product of PCA since the beginning. The loving environment they are in daily is incredible. We received a call from our 3rd graders teacher at 9:45 pm a couple weeks ago because she was concerned about her science test and wanted to make sure our daughter was grasping everything. What teacher calls at 9:45 at night?? A genuine one that's who!! We couldn't be more pleased with what PCA is doing for them and for our family.

- submitted by a parent
June 15, 2011
Our feeling is that Providence is a good school for the average student. If your child is outstanding in any way, they will not be accepted, they will be judged and isolated. There is much bullying throughout the high school in particular, but nothing is done about it. Our child went there with great expections and left feeling degraded. She is now a shining star once again and very much appreciated by the ones who know her. Very intelligent, beautiful, outgoing and a leader. She wasn't giving a chance at this Christian school. Talking to many others since, I have found that many have had the same experiences, some not lasting one year at this school.

- submitted by a parent
May 23, 2011
Our daughter entered PCA in the 4th grade. Though she was a good student, this experience has really allowed her to soar. Every teacher is intentional in knowing the students and work everyday at "shepherding" them into the person God created them to be. We are very happy that we have found a school that provides strong academics and strong spiritual foundations together. We enjoy being in partnership with the school and the rest of the parents.

- submitted by a parent
May 19, 2011
Our child just completed his first year at PCA in HS and we couldn't be happier. The families and staff have been so welcoming to us. The relationship we have begun with so many at PCA have been a blessing to us in many ways. It is rare to find a place that has everyone nurturing the students spiritually and academically. The parent envolvement is incredible. The respect and pride that the students have for their school and each other is incredible. We are looking forward to our child completing his education at PCA.

- submitted by a parent
December 04, 2010
I went to public school up until my highschool years. I came to PCA as a freshman and i have loved it ever since. Yes, as with anywhere you go, you have to be the first to step out and make friends. But you have to that anywhere you go (speaking as somebody who has been the "new kid" 3 times). Almost everyone is very nice and will welcome you into their groups of friends (not cliques). I found i made the best friendships when i was involved in sports and almost all of the teachers are very encouraging and great models of what it is to be a Christ-followers. There are many different types of financial backrounds at PCA. We do have some very wealthy families, upper middle class and average families there. We have a lot of people that cannot afford the "name brands" so its not a big deal. If you have enough money to have name brand clothing, cool. If not, cool; join everyone else! Plus, with having to wear uniforms everyday no one really cares. The classes are awesome with more one-on-one attention and the bible classes are great. I love PCA.

- submitted by a community member
October 02, 2010
Although my daughter attended this school beginning in the 4th grade by the time she entered high school it was no longer the right school for her. To be such a small school it is incredibly cliquey. My daughter was treated very poorly and was harassed on the internet. Vicious lies were told about her by jealous, petty, insecure students. We went back to public schools where the people are much nicer and more respectful of each other. The faculty and staff expect each and every child to fit the "Providence mold". She and I both are glad that she is free to be herself and spread her wings at a larger, public school with many more opportunities than Providence can offer.

- submitted by a parent
August 03, 2010
school partners with the Christian home to provide excellence in Christian education. Lots of parental involvement and superior teachers.

- submitted by a teacher
June 17, 2010
I would encourage parents of special needs children to be very careful applying to this school. They have "profiles" of the type of child they will accept. Though their website seems to indicate they accept children with a wide range of disabilities, this is not true. They accept absolutely no autism, even if the child is effectively normal and requires little or no services. They are also on the Georgia Special Needs Voucher list, which would seem to indicate they would be more accepting. My son is an award winning honor student with a 3.78 gpa, but was rejected for "academic concerns." This school seems to fit the stereotype of private Christian schools as lily-white, "us four and no more." The administration of the school should watch "The Blind Side" and take it to heart!

- submitted by a parent
May 23, 2010
I went to this school a couple years ago, and was treated poorly by the students. It is a very preppy, clique school. If you don't have the name brands, you won't be liked. I was harrassed and called personally to be told how I was worthless by a student, as well as many e-mails. I was withdrawn in the middle of the school year in order to go back to public school where people are much nicer and respectable. Whatever you do, do not send your child here if you don't want them to change their personality to fit in.

- submitted by a community member
January 31, 2010
Providence is a wonderful environment in which to grow young adults! The Providence faculty and staff nurture students academically, spiritually, and physically. The emphasis on the arts is a rare find and has been a blessing to our family in many ways. Speaking as a veteran teacher myself, I have never seen a better environment for growing our students in every area of their lives!

- submitted by a parent
January 25, 2010
Even though Providence is a great place to grow in your faith and the teachers are wonderful the students can be rather mean to each other. Students can be mean to each other at every school, but at a christian school some things should not occur as often as they do. Over all Providence is a good school.

- submitted by a student
September 19, 2009
The relationships between teachers and students is amazing!!! Every student is so accepting and you are friends with everyone there. I love going here and wouldn't change a thing about it!

- submitted by a student
April 21, 2009
My 3 children are at PCA and I'm very thankful for that! My older two were in Gwinnett county schools until 8th and 9th grades, in the gifted program. We switched because we wanted not only an academic education for our children, but a loving, Christian environment where our children could excel not only academically, but in the arts, sports, socially and spiritually. We have received more than we asked for! Our oldest two have received numerous college scholarships along with their PCA friends. Our youngest is thrilled to be a PCA Star and has experienced so much in her 5 years at Providence. Just walk through the doors to the school and you'll feel the difference!!!

- submitted by a parent
January 31, 2009
I really appreciate the fantastic faculty. They are very committed to spiritual and instructional excellence. There seems to be some strong negative issues with the elementary administrative staff.

- submitted by a parent
July 14, 2008
I have gone to Providence my entire life and I am so glad I have. Some of my best friends come from this school. When it comes to curriculum, I have learned so much, but the teachers care about even more than that. They care about their students. I feel comfortable going up to almost any teacher and just talking to them. They are approachable and loving. I am thankful for what this school has taught me. I have grown so much in the Lord.

- submitted by a student
June 20, 2008
The greatest thing going for Providence is the heart the teachers have for the Lord and for the children. In that regard, 5 stars is not enough. But unfortunately, the administration (elementary) allows parents to have too much influence over what the teachers can assign and expect in the classroom. I have seen teachers try to deliver academic excellence with a rigorous curriculum that many parents expect, yet parents complain when homework interferes with their child's extracurricular activities This has had a negative impact on the quality of the education. Elem. admin. also is not consistent in discipline approaches.

- submitted by a parent
May 07, 2008
I have 2 children at PCA elementary. We are completing our second year at the school. Moving to PCA was one of the best decisions we ever made. The tuition is worth every penny. The teachers are amazing across the board. The families at PCA are committed to strong academic achievement on every level. The parental involvement is very high. I truly feel that the teachers (and other staff members) know and care about my children on a level I have not seen at other schools. The sense of community here is strong and we have been made to feel very welcomed. I feel confident every school day that my children are in a safe, caring, academically challenging, Chrisitan environment. What else can you ask for?

- submitted by a parent
December 12, 2007
I am one of four kids who have attended Providence Christian Academy. Three of us have graduated and the youngest is currently a senior. Probably the greatest three things about Providence are: the Bible classes (encourage you from a Biblical worldview to understand and set a solid foundation for your personal relationship with the Lord), the faculty (post-graduation, they have kept track of my life and even call me on my birthday!), and the school spirit (not only are we known to stand the entire Varsity Basketball games, they never cheer against the other team). As someone earlier stated, we were impressed with Providence when we visited because 'everyone was smiling!' There was such a difference in the atmosphere when you first walked on the campus than anything we had ever seen, and we had tried public schools, homeschooling, and another private school. Academically and spiritually, all four kids have excelled.

- submitted by a community member
November 17, 2007
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- submitted by a student
April 28, 2007
All schools have issues...public and private. Our experience with private schools is their hesitation in dealing w/pestering, bullying, etc. Their approach should be swift especially in a Christian setting! Public schools handle this much better. They are also lacking in their timeliness to inform parents. Days after the infraction are too late. The need to know is heightened by the fact that our child's education is costly. As parents, we expected better communication from the office staff....True, the Christian atmosphere is wonderful. Most of the teachers are fine but a few need an attitude check. Luckily, my child did not fall into the trap of 'things.' There are a lot of wealthy families attending PCA. It could be difficult if your child can't handle the pressure of 'keeping up with the Jones.' Do your research.

- submitted by a parent
February 13, 2007
This is an amazing school. I love it and I am in the eighth grade here and have gone to Providence since Kindergarden. It is a blessing. The band is amazing.

- submitted by a student
September 17, 2006
Providence is the greatest school that I have ever been too. I have got a great education so far and I cannot wait to move on to higher grades in the high school. If you want your kids to get a great education and learn to walk with the Lord, this is the school for you.

- submitted by a student
September 11, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
May 10, 2005
PCA has been an cherished part of my family's life for the last 10 years. As of June 2005 all three of my daughters will have graduated from PCA. My oldest daughter received her Masters from a major university last year, at the top of her class. My middle daughter will graduate with honors(in the top 5% of her class) this winter from another major university , and is going on to pursue a post graduate degree. My youngest daughter will be attending a major division 1 university on a full athletic scholarship beginning this fall. PCA served my family well - academically, athletically, socially, and spiritually. Most importantly, my daughters benefitted from the environment at PCA that values the pursuit of integrity, character, and a relationship with Jesus Christ above all other endeavors.

- submitted by a parent
February 19, 2005
I think this is an excellent school. The quality of academic programs is excellent. Availability of music, art, sports, and other extracurricular activities is great. The level of parent involvment I would say is from a 1-5 a 4. Although we dont have football we excell in a bunch of other things like academics and some sports to. If you are looking for a great school this is and excellent choice.

- submitted by a student
January 07, 2005
I have had two children at Providence at the elementary level and feel it is an excellent school. The staff is loving, truly interested in the welfare of the children---and a great example of Christ-centered education. They are so concerned in fact that they suggested one of my children, who has dyslexia, might be helped by another school for a time. Instead of caring about my $$$$$$ only---they truly cared for this child's welfare. It has been almost 2 years since we left to get the additional help this child required and they STILL care enough to follow up with me about the situation. It's clear...this place cares about the WHOLE child and NOT just cramming the child with an overflow of academics and 3 hours of homework each night for an elementary student. Thank you Providence for being a community, a family, a secure loving place in which to learn!

- submitted by a parent
January 07, 2005
I cannot begin to explain what this school has meant to me and my two boys who attend. We have been there for seven years now and hope to continue through to graduation. I visited several different christian schools when deciding where to enroll and found Providence to be the best at not only providing academic excellence that far exceeds a public school education but also at developing well-rounded young adults with hearts for the Lord and for their community. The teachers, staff, administration and families are truly extensions of my christian family and I'm amazed at how the teachers know my sons almost as well as I do! Although nothing in this world is perfect, Providence sure comes close. I thank God for it every day. What a blessing!

- submitted by a parent
January 06, 2005
I currently have one daughter at PCA. The experience has been tremendous. My daughter has excelled academically and socially. More important, PCA provides her with a reaffirmation of the importance of character. The values that we teach her in our home are reflected by the school and the administration. The parent involvement, in her grade level, is amazing. The parents connect and true friendships have been formed. The administration FOCUSES on the quality of academics, however, supports and LOVES our children and thus, providing them with an environment to grow and mature. I can only state positive things about this school and the loving teachers. Test scores repeatedly show that our children are learning and are well above the levels of their peers in the publice sector. More importantly, we know our daughter goes to a loving and safe environment, with peers and teachers who love and care for her everyday.

- submitted by a parent
January 06, 2005
This is an amazing school. We are halfway through our first year at Providence, coming from a public school. This school is very special. The administrators, teachers, students and parents all work together to form a large family! The children are challenged academically in a small class and a loving environment. They are taught God's love through example and scripture. The selective studies program is much stronger than the larger public school special Ed program. The curriculum is much more advanced than the public school that my son attended for 3 years, but the children are successful because of the support they receive from everyone involved. All students are 'STARS' at Providence. My son probably described the school best when he said, 'Everyone is always happy and smiling there, it is different'. This school is such a blessing to our whole family! God Bless Providence!!

- submitted by a parent
January 06, 2005
My children have attended Providence since Kindergarten. My oldest is now in 4th grade and my other two are in 2nd and 1st grade. The school has been an incredible extension of our Christian home. The academics are excellent, the children are learning good study skills, and equally important to us, they are learning good life skills. Our experience is that the faculty and staff truly care about our children and the young people they are growing up to be. Christ is modeled to them in many different ways over the course of the day. I have not found the problems mentioned in other comments to be the true characteristics of Providence. The school most definitely welcomes parent input and participation, and I believe that when you fully engage in the activities of the school and see a glimpse of the heart behind it, you will see it as I do.

- submitted by a parent
January 06, 2005
Our child(ren) have been elementary school students at Providence for the past 4 years, and our experience with the school has been overwhelmingly positive. What 'sold' us on this school was the character demonstrated by its students within the community. PCA calls itself 'an extension of the Christian home,' and we have found this to be true. This is a place where high expectations are held for students, yet individual needs are recongnized and met. The teachers our kids have had have been caring and qualified. Two of the most outstanding teachers they've had were themselves graduates of Providence. This school offers a well-rounded education where not only academics and sports are emphasized, but spiritual growth is fostered and family values are protected and nourished. It is a caring place, where students and their families are known personally by the principal and staff. We've been very blessed to be a part of Providence.

- submitted by a parent
April 30, 2004
This is a 'feel good', 'I'm okay, you're okay' school. Money and fashion matters. Academic excellence used to be top priority but is no longer. The best teachers have left now. So sad.

- submitted by a parent
February 23, 2004
Do not encourage excellence. Teachers are to concerned with the comfort or opinion of students concerning work load given. Parents exert too much influence over principal and teachers and the parents realize they have this power. Teachers instead of pushing students toward excellence are more concerned with stress placed upon children if they push them too hard, please. Guidance Counsellor do not encourage students to aspire to top Universities, instead she reccommends jr. colleges, community colleges, and other small obscure colleges. Providence is overrated by parents and its staff. These students wil be in big trouble attempting to adjust to college curriculum, when proffessors are concerned about excellence instead of comfort level of its students, and rightfully so.

- submitted by a parent
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Providence Christian Academy has been voted the Best Private High School in Gwinnett County in 2012 and 2013 by Inside Gwinnett Magazine.

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Providence Christian Academy
4575 Lawrenceville Hwy NW, Lilburn, GA  30047
(770) 279-7200
Last modified Providence Christian Academy is a Private school that serves grades K-12
Providence Christian Academy Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 62 reviews. Top