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Strategic Framework

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Providence Day School exists to inspire in its students a passion for learning, a commitment to personal integrity, and a sense of social responsibility.


As a leading TK-12 independent school, Providence Day School is known for its innovative approach and focus on Global Studies, as one of just six schools nationwide to offer a Global Studies Diploma and a Round Square school; for its emphasis on social responsibility, proud to be “a private school with a public purpose”, including dozens of community partnerships and its unique Freedom School site; for its commitment to education in science and technology, and the application of innovation to teaching; for its accomplished scholar-athletes, who win state and local championships and go on to Division 1 teams and pro leagues including the NBA, WNBA, and MLS; and for its deep focus on the arts, dominating regional and statewide honors. The school’s greatest strength is its faculty, who serve as national AP readers and hold 101 master’s degrees and 15 Ph.Ds; their accolades range from a Regional Emmy to a Newbery Honor Book Award to an American Geographical Society Teacher Fellowship.

Our nearly 4,000 alumni attend the most competitive colleges in the U.S. and worldwide, including top universities in Europe and Asia. Merit scholarships topped $17.3 million in 2021 and increase each year. A PD graduate is prepared for life, not just college. Our graduates act purposefully and ethically, improving the lives of others.

Throughout its 50-year history, Providence Day School has been distinguished by its tendency to never feel satisfied or complacent with its position but to always strive for its next level of leadership excellence. We are proud to build on the foundation that has been laid down so far, but eager to find ways to better serve our students and families and create positive change in the world.

Following recent recognition by the Southern Association of Independent Schools accreditation committee for its national leadership in independent school education, this strategic framework provides the outline for Providence Day to define its own success and emerge as a truly global leader.

Hear more: Tom Seddon and host Jay Barron discuss the Strategic Framework in an episode of the PD Podcast, "From the Horse's Mouth."