The Providence Day Freedom School program was established in 2012 in partnership with Freedom School Partners® (FSP), a Charlotte-based organization that provides quality summer and afterschool CDF Freedom Schools® programs for students in grades K-8 throughout Charlotte’s communities. FSP will serve more than 1,200 children multiple sites hosted by local universities, faith groups, and partner nonprofits. Freedom Schools are unlike other summer programs because they give children three resources needed to develop their potential and inspire a love of reading and learning – literacy skills, character strengths, and a community that believes in them. The Providence Day Freedom School program nurtures 55 scholars, from neighboring Rama Road Elementary, each summer.
Providence Day is proud to be the first independent school in the country to host a CDF Freedom School. Our Freedom School has become an integral part of our Providence Day community with generous support from PD parents, administrators, faculty, staff, alumni, and students. We have been able to share our time, talents, and treasures with scholars at our own site and at other sites around Charlotte to create an unforgettable summer for children around Charlotte.