Providence Christian Academy Celebrates Unprecedented Growth in Enrollment
Friday, August 25, 2017 1:49 pm
Providence Christian Academy has experienced unprecedented growth in student enrollment this school year. The total enrollment for students in PreK- 12 grade has increased 25% from last school year and PCA now has more than 470 students enrolled for the 2017-2018 school year.
"We are excited by the growth in enrollment and we and recognize this as an amazing opportunity to engage even more students in an exceptional Christian educational experience," states Dr. Bill Mott, PCA Headmaster. "There are many factors that have led to the increase. One major factor has been word-of-mouth from our current families. Our current families are having such a positive experience that they are encouraging their friends to enroll at PCA."
School administrators recognized the potential for dramatic growth in January 2017 when the response was significantly higher than expected for the school's annual Open House.
"We expected that approximately 20 prospective students would attend our Open House. When we had nearly 60 potential students attend, we knew we were in for something special," notes to Pete Majors, Director of Enrollment Management and Marketing. "Following the Open House, we began anticipating and preparing for exponential growth."
"We've recently had conversations with several private school associations and discovered that there are very few schools in the country that have experienced this level of growth in one year," states Mott. "It's a blessing to be located in such a thriving community and we look forward to continued growth."
PCA was founded in 1996 as an academically advanced, inter-denominational classical Christian school. PCA's mission is to teach students to seek God's truth and equip them with the tools for a lifetime of learning. The school is founded on three pillars that include: Christian Worldview, Classical Education and Parental Involvement.
Students and families at PCA have regular opportunities to experience the power and the presence of the Holy Spirit on campus through weekly chapels and worship, weekly community prayer time, a prayer group for parents, scripture memorization, advisory programming, annual service programming, daily faculty devotions, daily student devotions, Bible classes, daily prayer at dismissal, and more.
Classical Education at PCA includes the early years of school in the Grammar stage, focused on absorbing facts, systematically laying the foundations for advanced study. In the middle school Logic stage, students learn how to think through arguments. The high school years culminate in the Rhetoric stage with students learning to express what they believe and why they believe it.
With parental involvement as one of the pillars of the school, parents are actively involved and engaged in classroom activities and school events. In addition to an active parent body, all students are encouraged to serve the community through participating in service projects at every grade level.
PCA is a member of TSSAA for all high school sports and MTAC for middle school sports. Athletic opportunities include twelve sports and a total of twenty teams. PCA has won multiple middle school and high school athletic championships. Additionally, two PCA students have been awarded college athletic scholarships.
PCA is a non-profit classical Christian school that is founded on the sacrificial gifts of families and supporters. It is these sacrifices that have played a critical role in the growth and development of the school. School leaders believe that God's ongoing provision will ensure that Providence Christian Academy continues to teach students to seek God's truth and equip them with the tools for a lifetime of learning for many years to come.
Providence Christian Academy is now accepting applications. Due to the low student to teacher ratio, classes can fill quickly. Families interested in learning more may call the PCA office at (615) 904-0902 or visit www.providencechristian.com