With our mission to inspire a passion for learning, a commitment to personal integrity, and a sense of responsibility to the larger world, Providence Day School has a 50-year history of academic excellence. We are widely recognized among our peers for our global focus; our achievements in the arts and athletics; our focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion; and our innovations in learning.
Providence Day was the first independent school in the nation to offer a Global Studies diploma, and the first in the nation to host a Children’s Defense Fund Freedom School site on campus. There are approximately 1,780 students across 14 grades from TK - 12 with an average class size of 18 students
Hear some perspectives from members of the PD Class of 2019:
TK-12th grade students are encouraged to find and pursue their passions through the exploration of band, chorus, orchestra, and theatre.
Every fourth year, PD Theatre produces an all-school musical for any 4th-12th grade student who would like to audition and is the only event of its kind on our campus or among area private schools.
Visual Arts courses provide essential experiences for Providence Day students. Whether manipulating studio media, developing film in the darkroom, or using unconventional materials, our students explore multiple outlets for creative, meaningful expression.
PD fielded 26 varsity teams and a total of 66 overall teams; PD earned 5 CISAA conference championships, 4 NCISAA state championships, and 1 NCISAA state runner up trophies were earned.
PD has won the prestigious Wells Fargo Cup award for all-around athletic achievement in NCISAA 3A classification for six of the last eight years.
Our athletic program supports 66 teams in 27 varsity sports and competes annually in over 950 athletic events.
Historically, over 80% of our student body participates in one or more of our sport teams.
Last year, PD celebrated two Academic All-Americans, a Gatorade North Carolina Girls Soccer Player of the Year, 122 All-Conference and 84 All-State athletes, four NCISAA state championships, and five CISAA conference championships.
Fourteen of our student-athletes have committed to play collegiately at some of the most prestigious universities in the country including Princeton University and the University of Notre Dame.
PD is home to innovative facilities that enable early and ongoing STEAM opportunities, design-thinking, and processes including science labs, a Makerspace, engineering labs, and a recording studio.
PD’s innovative Center for the Art & Science of Teaching, Learning, and Entrepreneurship which helps our faculty use design thinking and other tools to explore crafting the best possible learning opportunities and solutions.
PD's “One to World” Initiative school with a student-centered process extending beyond the classroom; learning is an active process and providing digital tools empowers students to be more active participants in their learning experiences.