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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

Programs and Events



  • August 19:  All-School Musical Informational Meeting for Parents (5:00pm)
  • August 25:  All-School Musical/US Musical Auditions (10:00am-4:00pm)
  • November 1-3:  All-School Musical (7:00pm on Thursday, Friday and 2:00pm and 7:00pm on Saturday)
  • February 7-9:  US Musical (7:00pm on Thursday, Friday and 2:00pm and 7:00pm on Saturday)
  • April 11-13:  MS Play (7:00pm all nights)


  • September 15-16:  US Chorus participates in the Independent Schools Choral Festival (Raleigh)
  • October 4:  Tri-M Jr. Induction Ceremony (during assembly)
  • October 17:  5th Grade Chorus Performance (12:00-12:40)
  • November 28:  MS/US Choral Concert (7:00pm)
  • December 5:  MS/US Band Concert (7:00pm)
  • December 6:  MS/US Strings Concert (7:00pm)
  • December 13:  5th Grade Winter Concert featuring band/chorus/strings (12:15pm)
  • April 12:    MS Band/Chorus/Strings perform at Carowinds
  • April 17:    Jazz Band/Chamber Concert  (7:00pm)
  • April 18:   5th Grade Chorus Performance (12:00pm)
  • April 29:    US Chorus/US A Cappella Concert (7:00pm)
  • May 1:      MS/US Strings Concert (7:00pm)
  • May 2:      MS/US Band Concert   (7:00pm)
  • May 6:      MS Choral Concert (7:00pm)
  • May 21:    5th Grade Spring Concert featuring band/chorus/strings (12:15pm)


Winter & Spring concerts
December & April-May
Sounds of the seasons -- both traditional and contemporary -- fill the McMahon Fine Arts Center theater.

Alumni-Faculty Exhibit
January - March
This annual event is usually held in late January until early March. Recent works created by alumni and faculty artists are displayed in the Fine Arts foyer and the Dining Hall.

Youth Art Month Regional Show
Held at different school locations, works by selected lower school artists are displayed in this annual event.

End-of-the-Year/Best-of-the-Year Exhibit
This annual exhibit showcases the best Middle School and Upper School artworks are gleaned from class assignments throughout the year and displayed throughout the Fine Arts building.

Spotlight on the Arts
Each month, Upper School student artists participate in performances, held on campus during upper school lunch periods.

Field Trips
Four-day trips planned specifically for upper school students to view art and architecture in Chicago and New York City take place every other year. Art teachers schedule and lead groups to view art at local galleries, including the Mint Museum, Bechtler Museum, NODA galleries, and McColl Center for Art at various times of the school year.

Visiting artists programs
Usually once or twice a year, visiting artists contribute to the visual arts curriculum with demonstrations, assignments, and critical assessment.