Christ-Centered Academic Excellence

Classical Education Overview

Providence Classical School is a Christian school using the classical model to train students to impact their culture for Christ. Classical education uses a three-step process called the trivium that gives students essential tools of learning while working with the grain of their intellectual development. Taking into consideration the natural gifts and abilities characteristic of each of the three stages, a classical education helps a student to progress from knowledge to understanding and, ultimately, to wisdom. The three stages of the trivium are Grammar, Logic, and Rhetoric.

Providence Classical School is a member of and accredited by the Association of Classical and Christian Schools (ACCS). ACCS is a member of Texas Private School Accreditation Commission (TEPSAC).

Classical Education Overview

Providence Classical School is a Christian school using the classical model to train students to impact their culture for Christ. Classical education uses a three-step process called the trivium that gives students essential tools of learning while working with the grain of their intellectual development. Taking into consideration the natural gifts and abilities characteristic of each of the three stages, a classical education helps a student to progress from knowledge to understanding and, ultimately, to wisdom. The three stages of the trivium are Grammar, Logic, and Rhetoric.

Providence Classical School is a member of and accredited by the Association of Classical and Christian Schools (ACCS). ACCS is a member of Texas Private School Accreditation Commission (TEPSAC).
Pre-Kindergarten through 6th Grade

The Grammar Stage

Young children are naturally gifted at memorization. They enjoy reciting, collecting facts, and demonstrating what they know.

In the early grades, teachers take advantage of their students’ ability to memorize and equip them with the rules and basic facts of various academic disciplines, building a strong foundation for further study.

Pre-Kindergarten through 6th Grade

The Grammar Stage

Young children are naturally gifted at memorization. They enjoy reciting, collecting facts, and demonstrating what they know.

In the early grades, teachers take advantage of their students’ ability to memorize and equip them with the rules and basic facts of various academic disciplines, building a strong foundation for further study.

7th Through 8th Grade

The Logic Stage

As students approach adolescence, they are no longer content to accept what their parents and teachers tell them is true. Rather, they want to ask lots of questions and find out the answers for themselves. Most students become somewhat argumentative at this stage.

Classical educators recognize that this is a necessary phase that students must pass through in order to become independent, thinking adults. Through the study of formal logic, teachers help students learn to reason and to think logically through arguments. Debate is incorporated as much as possible, giving students an opportunity to learn to argue in a winsome and respectful way.

7th Through 8th Grade

The Logic Stage

As students approach adolescence, they are no longer content to accept what their parents and teachers tell them is true. Rather, they want to ask lots of questions and find out the answers for themselves. Most students become somewhat argumentative at this stage.

Classical educators recognize that this is a necessary phase that students must pass through in order to become independent, thinking adults. Through the study of formal logic, teachers help students learn to reason and to think logically through arguments. Debate is incorporated as much as possible, giving students an opportunity to learn to argue in a winsome and respectful way.

9th Through 12th Grade

The Rhetoric Stage

High school students are ready to think great thoughts, to engage in the Great Conversation with philosophers from centuries past, and to learn to express themselves effectively.

Students in the Rhetoric Stage engage actively in their education, reading widely and coming to class ready to have a lively Socratic-style discussion with their peers guided by their teachers. In every class, including math and science, students are encouraged to think deeply and to communicate well.

The capstone of the rhetoric stage is the senior thesis project, in which students spend a year writing a paper about a subject of their choice then present a condensed form of the paper in the form of a speech. The entire upper school body attends the thesis presentations, and a panel of experts has the opportunity to ask questions. In this project, students must utilize the skills they learned in the grammar stage by researching the facts about their subjects.

They must construct logical arguments, drawing on the reasoning skills they learned in the middle school years. And, finally, students must express themselves in a beautiful way, both in their written paper and in their oral presentation. Completion of the senior thesis project helps students to become mature, thoughtful young adults, ready to take on the next challenge that God places in their paths.

9th Through 12th Grade

The Rhetoric Stage

High school students are ready to think great thoughts, to engage in the Great Conversation with philosophers from centuries past, and to learn to express themselves effectively.

Students in the Rhetoric Stage engage actively in their education, reading widely and coming to class ready to have a lively Socratic-style discussion with their peers guided by their teachers. In every class, including math and science, students are encouraged to think deeply and to communicate well.

The capstone of the rhetoric stage is the senior thesis project, in which students spend a year writing a paper about a subject of their choice then present a condensed form of the paper in the form of a speech. The entire upper school body attends the thesis presentations, and a panel of experts has the opportunity to ask questions. In this project, students must utilize the skills they learned in the grammar stage by researching the facts about their subjects.

They must construct logical arguments, drawing on the reasoning skills they learned in the middle school years. And, finally, students must express themselves in a beautiful way, both in their written paper and in their oral presentation. Completion of the senior thesis project helps students to become mature, thoughtful young adults, ready to take on the next challenge that God places in their paths.

Our Vision

Is That Students Will Be Transformed By The Renewing Of Their Minds

In order that we might strive together to this end, we submit the following as the goals of our educational and cultural endeavors. The ideal PCS graduate will be known for their Character, Knowledge, Discernment, & Communication.

Character

  • Seek to bear nobly the image of Christ.
  • Seek to serve God and the community humbly with his/her Godgiven resources.
  • Demonstrate discipline, honor and integrity in a well-balanced life.
  • Respect proper authority, yet be capable and willing to lead.
  • Pursue passionately the kingdom of God, not the kingdom of the world.
  • Authentically live out their faith in practice.

Knowledge

  • Understand that God is the author and fount of all truth, goodness, and beauty.
  • Recognize that all humans are created in God’s image and bear that image in the following ways: by ruling, serving, and caretaking our “gardens” of responsibility.
  • Acknowledge that our work is modeled after God’s work as we create with truth, goodness, and beauty in community with others.
  • Understand that the gospel is the answer to all of life.
  • Master the primary academic disciplines, including a thorough grasp of the history, literature and philosophy of Western civilization.
  • Engage in the “great conversation” and in a lifelong pursuit of learning.
  • Understand the fundamentals of each of the liberal arts and intuitively recognize how to integrate these disciplines in work and thought.

Discernment

  • Recognize, appreciate and pursue beauty and truth through both logical and poetic thought and observation.
  • Seek to understand God’s redemptive plan in the rich intricacies of history, current events and the natural world.
  • Listen, evaluate, and reason through the filter of a coherent and Biblical worldview.
  • View every story as a reflection or a distortion of the True
    Story.
  • Choose leisure activities that are creative and restorative.
  • Desire and exercise wisdom for wisdom’s sake above any pragmatic ends.

Communication

  • Engage and redeem culture, being recognized for their eloquence and grace as they do so.
  • Employ clarity, logic and style in both speech and composition.
  • Articulate respectfully and defend winsomely their positions with confidence and intelligence.
  • Submit to listen and to understand before passing judgment.
  • Present the truth of the gospel of Christ graciously through word and deed.

Tuition

Because economic diversity in the PCS community is valuable to all students, and because we desire for our community to reflect the greater Kingdom of God, PCS offers a vibrant tuition assistance program!

Total Enrollment

364

Tuition Assistance

23
Of Our Families Receive Assistance

Tuition Starts At:

3810
Pre-Kindergarten
6940
Kindergarten
12360
Grades 1-6
12720
Grades 7-12

Admissions Timeline

The Fall 2018 application process for new families will be open February 1st and continue until all spots are filled.

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18100 Stuebner Airline Rd.
Spring, TX 77379

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    review rating 5  Love this school and the amazing faculty and staff!

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    9/07/2018

    review rating 5  Love this school! The teachers are so caring and involved! The classical model is the perfect alternative to the public school system.

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    1/05/2018

    review rating 5  Fantastic school and faculty.

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