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Providence Academy

Private | K-8 | 175 students

Our school is best known for its uncompromising high standards.
 
 

 

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Posted January 8, 2014

I want to write a good review. I do. I have no doubt that one day this school will be amazing--one day. The new leadership is super. The staff is caring. The class size is small. However, they are definitely not there yet in terms of academic excellence. A WHOLE LOT of worksheets come home for the tuition we pay. Not much original student work, writing, exposure to literature, critical thinking, experimentation, etc. At least not in the class that our daughter is in (younger classes). May be different in other classed. She is doing well and likes her teachers, but we don't see a whole lot that would set Providence apart from the local Loudoun County schools....Sorry. I think the leadership is focused on growing the school--understandable--rather than the teaching/academic program. We will be sending our daughter to the local elementary school in our district next year which is rated quite high. I do wish Providence luck though, as i said, I hoped for a better experience and wish the school well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2014

Unparalleled commitment from staff, teachers and parents at Providence. We love this school and the curriculum. It is absolutely worth the financial investment. Only 16 kids in our 1st grader's class --compared to ~30 students/class in the public school. Despite all rave reviews for the Loudoun County Public School system, please remember at the end of the day it is a public school. I've talked with teachers at LCPS. Comparing LCPS to Providence is akin to comparing night to day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 6, 2014

The best teachers around. Both of our kids have had an amazing experience, and are reading/learning at an amazing pace. The curriculum is challenging, but the small class sizes really allow the teachers to tailor the material for every child. The community of staff, teachers, and parents really treat us like family! We couldn't recommend it more highly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2014

We have love Providence Academy! The teachers and the staff are amazing and so wonderful with the children. They challenge and nurture the children at the same time. Our aon loves it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2014

This is a school which is on its way to becoming the premier private school in Loudoun County. Led by a new and very talented and knowledgeable principal, Providence Academy offers an excellent program geared to challenge all students, especially highly motivated and highly "gifted" achieving ones. Small classes combined with exceptionally high academic standards and solid moral teachings give children the best of both worlds As this is a Christian school, Bible studies and prayers take place daily along with respect, responsibility, manners, kindness and caring for others, and the students demonstrate what they've learned through chapel programs, assemblies, and enumerable public presentations. . Uniforms are attractive, neat and easily obtained. Teachers are organized, motivated, and very caring of the students. They are also carefully screened to teach and carry out the policies of the school with enthusiasm. Parents are encouraged to volunteer and are a vital part of the school. Prospective parents should know that this school is light years superior to the public schools in Loudoun County,(and most private) and well worth the driving and the modest tuition.
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Posted January 3, 2014

We love this school. High standard of excellence and a nurturing learning environment. A rare combination.
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Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Reading specialist(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Korean
Spanish
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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
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

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

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Arts (all)
  • Music
Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Theory
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Graphics
  • Video / Film production
Clubs
  • Art club
  • Drama club
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Foreign languages
Foreign languages taught
  • Some Latin Roots and Words
  • Spanish
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Korean
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

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

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:20 am
School end time
  • 3:10 am
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 6:00 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Marie Miller
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Non-denominational Christian
Associations
  • ACSI
Fax number
  • (703) 779-3561

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Arts, music and physical health
  • Core knowledge
  • Direct instruction
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
  • Hybrid
  • Independent Study
  • Individually guided instruction
  • STEM
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Arts (all)
  • Foreign languages
  • Humanities
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Religious
  • Science
  • Service learning
  • Technology
  • Writing
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • Some Latin Roots and Words
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Korean
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • NILD
  • Remediation
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Cafeteria
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • Patrick Henry College
  • Shenandoah University
  • Liberty University
  • ACSI
  • Destiny Church
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Comprehensive PE program
Girls sports
  • Comprehensive PE program

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Theory
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Graphics
  • Video / Film production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Art club
  • Community service
  • Drama club
  • Girl scouts
  • Math club
  • Student council/government
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

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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
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
More from this school
  • We are a warm, loving environment. We do not compromise when it comes to providing the best in educational experiences for our students and families.
School leaders can update this information here.

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10 out of 10students were accepted for the 2013-2014 school year.


Students accepted for the 2013-2014 school year
175
Applications received for the 2013-2014 school year
180
Students typically come from these schools
Public
Home school
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What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2014-2015 school year
$9000 - $10000
Vouchers accepted
No
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid

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835 Lee Ave. SW Suite 604
Leesburg, VA 20175
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Phone: (571) 252-9259

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