15100 Schmidt Lake Rd
Plymouth, MN 55446
Preparing children for a faith-based life built on a strong foundation of academic excellence and personal character was the dream of Providence Academy’s Board President in 1994. After gathering a visionary group and working for many years, they founded Providence Academy in 2001. Ground was broken on March 25, 2000 in Plymouth, Minnesota, and our vision was turned into a reality with a western suburb of Minneapolis. As an independent, nonprofit, coeducational Roman Catholic school, Providence Academy opened its doors with a starting enrollment of 206 students. The stately school building is beautifully designed for state-of-the-art functioning and student comfort.
Currently Providence Academy has approximately 800 students are enrolled in grades Prekindergarten through 12. The school employs more than 100 Lower, Middle and High School faculty and staff, including four full-time counselors (guidance and college), a full-time nurse and full-time security officers. About 60% of faculty members hold master’s degrees and roughly 8% hold a PhD.
Providence Academy is approved as a Catholic School and affiliated with the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. Accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS) and the North Central Association of Schools and Colleges. It is also approved by the State of Minnesota Department of Education. Providence is also a member of the MAIS (Minnesota Association of Independent Schools).
As a member of the Minnesota State High School League’s Independent Metro Athletic Conference (IMAC), Providence Academy offers 25 sports and many additional activities. Approximately 80% of high school students participate in athletics and many more benefit from additional activities and clubs. You can learn more by visiting the Athletics Section.
Providence Academy is a Roman Catholic college-preparatory school with a comprehensive, core-knowledge curriculum that promotes superior academic achievement, mastery of skills and content, character development and citizenship within a faith-filled, Christian environment.
From the heart of our motto, “Faith, Knowledge, Virtue,” Providence Academy develops habits of spirit, mind and action to prepare students for future leadership in vocations and civic life. The faith and morals taught by the Catholic Church provide the foundation for time-honored training in the liberal arts and sciences. An emphasis on the intellectual and cultural heritage of Western civilization highlights principles of freedom and justice necessary for American self-government. The curriculum’s rigor instills customs of discipline and assures breadth and depth in students’ mastery of educational basics. Extracurricular activities and events incorporate the diverse God-given talents and interests of young people, in accord with our mission. Also, graduating citizens who are good believers, good thinkers, good citizens, good people—in a word, good Christians, prepared to meet the challenges and complexities of American life in the 21st century.
Providence Academy accepts the governance of moral and civil law. Here we are a community of individuals who respect the good in each of God’s children. Within our thoughts, our words, and our actions. We recognize rightful authority. Also, we speak truthfully. Plus, we are honest in our work and in our dealings with others. Also, we are compassionate, gracious, and courteous to all. Here we aspire to be citizens who honor God, country and neighbor.
Providence Academy admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs and activities generally made available to students at the school. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in the administration of our educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school administered programs.
Dedicated to serving the needs of our students our Christian education community supports our students. Whether those needs are spiritual, moral, or intellectual we try to be people who serve Christ’s Kingdom. Our faculty, staff, and administration see PA’s communal focus as helping children become independent adults through the education of their minds, hearts, and souls. Such independence only happens when parents, students, faculty, and staff work together toward a common mission rooted in the Gospel vision of love. Alumni are our pride and joy. They represent everything that our school has worked so hard to foster. They are their parents’ and our success stories.
Your interest in PA is, one that begins the moment each student walks through our doors and lasts a lifetime. Here we understand the challenges ahead as you discern the best educational option for your family. Here we will work closely with you to help you successfully navigate the enrollment process.
At Providence Academy, we take a holistic approach to the admissions process. From teacher referrals to test scores. Interviews to transcripts. We want to get to know your family and each individual student who applies for admission. We invite you to explore what Providence Academy has to offer and apply when the time is right for your family.
Throughout this process, you will learn about PA’s exceptional curricular and co-curricular programs that provide a strong foundation and preparation for the challenges our graduates meet in college and in life. PA students develop into multi-talented young men and women through a wide range of academic, athletic, artistic, spiritual, and leadership opportunities. Check out our alumni video to hear from a few PA graduates who continue to live our mission of faith, knowledge, and virtue.
While the resources found on our site will help. A visit to campus will be invaluable. Come and see our campus community in action. You will see the joy of discovery. The sincerity of prayer. The thrill of sports. And the excitement of new experiences. Please contact us with questions and to schedule a visit. We are here to serve!
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