Providence Classical Academy partners with parents to cultivate in students a love for learning and learning for the sake of loving God and neighbor.
We are aiming to cultivate these values in our students:
A deep relationship with Christ is encouraged through Bible stories, examples of strong morality found in literature, memorizing verses, studying patterns, and seeing the beauty found in God’s creation.
Good habits are established by setting age-level expectations which provide structure and consistency throughout the day.
A child’s imagination is cultivated through the study of living books, poetry, artists, composers, and songs.
Leadership skills are promoted with multi-age learning environments and the PCA house system.
A love of learning is developed through a joyful environment where a community of learners are actively engaged in their daily work.
Guided discovery is cherished as time is devoted to nature exploration, understanding relationships between disciplines, listening to student insight, monitoring observations, and a variety of additional teaching practices.
Cultural diversity is valued through the study of foreign language and world cultures.
Humble confidence is nurtured in our students as they grow in knowledge and wisdom. We are confident that God reveals His truth to us in his Word and in the world. We are humbled by the effects of sin that make it difficult for us to know and apply truth rightly.
In the Spring of 2021, a pastor’s family in East Providence began to dream and pray about starting a classical school in Rhode Island. They began asking others about their interest for a different education option for their children.
By the Autumn of 2021, a group of families from various churches around the greater Providence area began meeting together regularly to discuss if that dream could become a reality.
Over the following months, dozens of families have shown interest and attended informational meetings for the launch of a hybrid, classical academy in Providence.
Providence Classical Academy expects to launch its inaugural academic year (pre-k – 4th grade with the plan to add a grade each successive year) in August of 2024 in the greater Providence area (exact location TBD).
Accreditation and Affiliations
Providence Classical Academy (PCA) is recognized by the State of Rhode Island as an independent organization, and not directly connected one particular church or denomination. PCA intends to pursue membership and accreditation through the Classical Latin School Association (CLSA), Assoc. of Classical Christian Schools (ACCS), and the Society for Classical Learning (SCL). In preparing to launch, we have also worked in close partnership with Trinity Classical School in Houston, Texas, and Two Rivers Classical Academy in Des Moines, Iowa, among other similar like-minded schools.
Location (coming soon)
Somewhere in the greater Providence Area