Providence High School (San Antonio)
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|Providence Catholic School|
|1215 North St. Mary's Street|
San Antonio, (Bexar County), Texas 78215
|Religious affiliation(s)||Roman Catholic|
|Founder||Sisters of Divine Providence|
|Student to teacher ratio||11:1|
|Color(s)||Navy Blue and White|
|Athletics conference||TAPPS 5A|
|Rival||Incarnate Word, Holy Cross|
|Accreditation||Southern Association of Colleges and Schools|
|Athletic Director||Elise Marie Denoux|
Providence Catholic School is a Catholic, college preparatory school for girls in Downtown San Antonio, Texas, USA. It is accredited by the Texas Catholic Conference Education Department and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and is a member of The College Board. It is a member of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Antonio.
Providence High School was established by the Congregation of Divine Providence, who had founded Our Lady of the Lake College (now University), as a girls' high school in 1951, with a broad selection of courses. In 1991, Providence High School was incorporated, and established a decision-making board of directors that includes CDP sisters and civic leaders, educators and others.
In fall of 2005, Providence added a Middle School for girls grades 6-8.
Providence is located next to Central Catholic High School, a boys' school run by the Society of Mary (Marianists). There are co-ed opportunities for Providence students who wish to take part in Central Catholic's Mighty Button Band, Theater, Engineering, and in the JROTC program; the latter is a recent development as the program was opened to Providence students in 2003.
Providence Catholic School offers 13 Advanced Placement courses including AP Biology and Chemistry. Providence also offers electives such as Broadcast Journalism and an Intern program. A variety of visual and performing arts courses are available.
Students can elect to participate in various competitive athletic activities, from basketball to cross country to track & field and volleyball. Two of the more recent sports additions are tennis and swimming.
Faculty and staff
Providence hosts a faculty of 34, including members of the CDP and lay teachers.
Notes and references
- SACS-CASI. "SACS-Council on Accreditation and School Improvement". Archived from the original on April 29, 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-23.