An independent, college preparatory school, grades Transitional Kindergarten through 12

We exist to Inspire

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

Classroom and Day Visits

A classroom or day visit offers Providence Day School applicants the opportunity to experience energetic and innovative teaching from one of the region’s most acclaimed and experienced faculty.  As well, applicants are afforded the chance to partner and learn with, and from, talented peers in a warm and welcoming school environment.  

Lower School: Grades TK-K

In addition to the cognitive testing process and the school readiness assessment administered at Providence Day, prospective Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten students are invited to visit and participate in classroom activities during January or February. The Classroom Visit is a great time for the students to see a classroom and interact with TK and K teachers.  

Saturday, January 25, 2020
Saturday, February 8, 2020

Lower School: Grades 1-5

Grade 1
Prospective 1st grade students will meet individually with one of our Kindergarten teachers. During this visit, the teacher will guide the student through activities as she assesses readiness for our 1st grade program.

Grades 2-5
Students applying for grades 2-5 are invited to spend a full day in a Providence Day classroom. During this day visit, applicants will interact with current students and teachers at their grade level. Teachers will also administer informal assessments in Reading, Math, and Writing to determine readiness for the next grade level.  Lunch will be provided to all visiting students during their time at PDS.   

Parents should email the Admissions Office after submitting the application to schedule their student’s day visit. 

Middle and Upper School: Grades 6-12

Students applying for 6th grade will visit in a 5th grade classroom and have an interview scheduled with a Middle School administrator.

The Day Visit will provide Middle and Upper School applicants an opportunity to participate in daily PDS activities and interact with students at the current grade level. We will match the applicant with a PDS student “host”. At some point during the day, the applicant will also meet the Division Director, Dean of Students, or Guidance Counselor for a brief and informal interview. Coaches and other co-curricular advisors may be available upon request to meet with prospective students during their day visit.  

Lunch will be provided to all visiting students during their time at PDS.

Parents should email the Admissions Office after submitting the application to schedule their student’s day visit at