Providence Day School has a track record of academic excellence extending more than 50 years. We are widely recognized for our global focus; our achievements in the arts and athletics; our focus on equity, inclusion, and belonging; and our innovations in teaching and 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 1,830 students across 14 grades from TK - 12 with a student-faculty ratio of 8:1.
Hear some perspectives from members of the PD Class of 2019:
Over the past 10 years, Providence Day has had 89 National Merit Finalists and 121 National Merit Commended Students
Class of 2021 graduates were offered $17.3 million in merit scholarships; they were accepted at a PD-record 214 colleges in 38 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and six foreign countries (Canada, China, England, Italy, Ireland, and Scotland)
Class of 2019 - SAT mean 1353 and ACT mean 28.3
Colleges acceptances - 100% of our graduates attend four-year colleges and universities
221 faculty in 20-21; 83 percent of Upper School faculty hold Masters’ Degrees and above
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.
Theatre students have earned 23 Blumey Award nominations since 2015, representing the best in local secondary school theatre.
Over the past five years: 102 band students have been accepted into an NCAIS Honors Band; 21 students have made a NC All-District Honor Band; 12 students have made an All-State Honors Band; three band students have made an All-Nation Honors Ensemble; and 18 band students have made or been accepted to other honor bands.
Over the past five years, 10 students were selected to the N.C. Honors Chorus; three choral students were chosen to perform in the Honors Performance Series held at Carnegie Hall; and both Middle and Upper School choruses have been selected for multiple public festival and conference performances.
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.
Each year since 2015-16, PD Science Olympiad teams have placed in the top 10 Regional teams and three have gone on to place at the State competition.
PD eCybermission teams were state finalists in 2018; won STEM-in-action grants in 2020 and 21; and were the regional winners in 2021, ranking in the top 20 teams nationally.