Providence High School (San Antonio)

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Providence Catholic School
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Address
1215 North St. Mary's Street
San Antonio, Texas, (Bexar County) 78215
United States
Coordinates 29°26′6″N 98°29′11″W / 29.43500°N 98.48639°W / 29.43500; -98.48639Coordinates: 29°26′6″N 98°29′11″W / 29.43500°N 98.48639°W / 29.43500; -98.48639
Information
Type Private
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Established 1951
Founder Sisters of Divine Providence
Principal Alicia Garcia
Grades 612
Gender Girls
Enrollment 472 (2012)
Student to teacher ratio 11:1
Color(s) Navy Blue and White         
Athletics conference TAPPS 5A
Team name Provets
Rival Incarnate Word, Holy Cross
Accreditation Southern Association of Colleges and Schools[1]
Newspaper The Provue
Athletic Director Elise Marie Denoux
Website

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.

History[edit]

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.

Central Catholic[edit]

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 and in the JROTC program; the latter is a recent development as the program was opened to Providence students in 2003.

Central Catholic Marianist High School.

Academics[edit]

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. They include such courses as art, photography, theater, technical theater, music theory, choir, and much more.

Athletics[edit]

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[edit]

Providence hosts a faculty of 34, including members of the CDP and lay teachers.

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ SACS-CASI. "SACS-Council on Accreditation and School Improvement". Archived from the original on April 29, 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-23. 

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