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Providence Classical School Historical Overview

1996 – 2014

2013-2014
  • K-12 enrollment with 187 students representing 89 families
  • Purchased building and grounds at the historic East Clinton School site in Old Town Huntsville
  • National Merit Scholar Commended Student
  • Joined the Alabama Christian Education Association (ACEA) and its subsidiary, the Alabama Christian Education Athletic Association (ACEAA)
  • Cross Country team begins its inaugural varsity and junior varsity season
  • Cross Country team wins boys and girls varsity championship and boys JV second place at ACEAA state meet
  • Three girls selected for ACEAA All-Star Volleyball Team
  • Wendy's High School Heisman Award recipient
  • Student-produced stage production of The Three Musketeers
  • 45% of senior class earns a 30 or higher on the ACT
2012-2013
  • K-12 enrollment with 175 students representing 85 families
  • Building committee campaign begins
  • Student selected to attend The Alabama Governor's School
  • Two students selected to attend Alabama Boys' State
  • One student selected to attend Alabama Girls' State
  • Student selected to attend Capstone Leadership Conference at the University of Alabama
  • Wendy's High School Heisman Award recipient
  • Student Council plans first off-site retreat for high school students
  • Student-produced stage production of Three Beans and a Shoe
  • Student achieves perfect score on the National Latin Exam
  • House system begins for secondary students
  • Spirit Week changes to Knights' Week
  • All graduates receive scholarships and go to college
2011-2012
  • K-12 enrollment with 170 students representing 85 families
  • Two National Merit Scholar Commended Students
  • Student chosen as Most Outstanding Female Student in The Alabama Governor's School
  • Student selected to attend Capstone Leadership Conference at the University of Alabama
  • Student written and produced stage production of Pride and Prejudice
  • Two Wendy’s High School Heisman Award recipients
  • Junior varsity volleyball team begins inaugural season
  • First student written and designed literary magazine, Phantasia
  • PCS Knights host the Knights Classic Post-Season basketball tournament
  • All graduates receive scholarships and go to college

2010-2011

  • K-12 enrollment with 154 students representing 75 families
  • Two third grade classes open
  • National Merit Scholar Commended Student
  • Student selected to attend The Alabama Governor's School
  • 7th and 8th grade electives offered
  • Science lab opens
  • Student written and produced stage production of King Arthur:  A Knight's Tale
  • First Veteran’s Day program
  • Robotics team begins, wins the Team Spirit award from field of 64 teams at first competition
  • Math Team begins, earns Gold Level status
  • Wendy’s High School Heisman Award recipient
  • Varsity Basketball team Pre-season Invitational Champions
  • Girls’ volleyball team, the Lady Knights, begins inaugural season
  • All graduates receive scholarships and go to 4-year universities

 2009-2010

  • K-12 enrollment with 135 students representing 63 families
  • National Merit Scholar Commended Student
  • Student selected to attend Capstone Leadership Conference at the University of Alabama
  • George Washington Crossing Foundation National Scholar
  • Student recipient of Gold Medal, summa cum laude, on National Latin Exam
  • Three students selected to attend Boy’s State
  • Wendy’s High School Heisman Award recipient
  • Computer lab opened
  • Student written and produced stage production of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • Junior varsity basketball team begins inaugural season
  • Varsity basketball team wins championship in both the pre- and post-season invitational tournaments
  • First Homecoming game held during basketball season
  • All graduates receive scholarships and go to college

 2008-2009

  • K-12 enrollment with 123 students representing 56 families
  • PCS graduates its first class of five seniors
  • Student selected to attend The Alabama Governor's School
  • Second student chosen as writer for The Huntsville Times newspaper
  • Two first grade classes opened
  • Library opened
  • Student written and produced state production of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
  • First Spirit Week in February
  • First Senior Banquet in April
  • First PCS Spelling Bee in November
  • Basketball team wins championship of Winter Invitational
  • All graduates receive scholarships and go to 4-year universities

 2007-2008

  • K-11 enrollment with 108 students representing 49 families
  • Two kindergarten classes open
  • Computer classes begin
  • Student written and produced stage production of Robin Hood
  • New logo adopted
  • Student chosen as writer for The Huntsville Times newspaper
  • High school begins newsletter, Connected
  • High school student named editor of yearbook, The Paladin
  • Basketball team begins its inaugural season

 2006-2007

  • K-10 enrollment with 96 students
  • School relocated to Woodland Hill Baptist Church
  • Monday/Wednesday school days extended to 3p.m. for 7th-12h grade
  • Study hall and enrichment classes offered on Monday/Wednesday afternoons for 3rd-6th grade.
  • PCS celebrates its 10-year anniversary
  • First play, The Odyssey, is produced by high school classes
  • First Science Fair held in February

 2005-2006

  • K-9 enrollment with 78 students
  • PCS accepted for membership in Association of Classical and Christian Schools (ACCS)
  • Knight is chosen as school mascot
  • School begins doing business as Providence Classical School
  • School yearbook named The Paladin
  • Newsletter renamed The Shield
  • High school begins with 9th grade class of four full-time and three part-time students
  • First School Pictorial Directory produced

 2004-2005

  • K-8 enrollment with 39 students
  • Pattie Steward, BBA, begins serving as principal
  • PCS accepted for membership in Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
  • First Pastor’s Luncheon held in January
  • First school yearbook published
  • First Father/Daughter Valentine banquet held
  • First Field Day held on the last day of school

 2003-2004

  • K-7 enrollment with 31 students
  • School relocated to Central Church of Christ
  • School officially becomes a private church school
  • Monday/Wednesday/Friday hours extended to 12:30p.m.
  • Quarterly newsletter, The Providential Times, begins publication
  • First Grandparent’s Day held in September

 2002-2003

  • K-6 enrollment with 37 students
  • Third through sixth grades begin attending five days per week
  • Students dismissed at noon on Monday/Wednesday/Friday.
  • Classical Sustained Reading (CSR), outside reading program, implemented
  • First Demonstratio Academiae end-of-year program held

 2001-2002

  • K-5 enrollment with 21 students
  • Melody Crane, M.Ed, is first official principal
  • A school board formed, consisting of three founding fathers, to replace original advisory board made up of seven families

 2000-2001

  • K-4 enrollment with 34 students
  • School relocated to West Huntsville Baptist Church

 1999-2000

  • K-3 enrollment with 24 students
  • Pre-school classes were added for three and four-year-olds
  • Nursery established for teachers’ children

 1998-1999

  • K-2 enrollment with 10 students
  • School relocated to Southwood Presbyterian Church
  • School name established as Providence Community School
  • Classical method of education adopted

1997-1998

  • K-1 enrollment with 6 students
  • Four first graders and two kindergarteners
  • Classes begin meeting three days per week with two home school days

1996 -1997

  • School begins in the basement of a private home
  • Four students enrolled in kindergarten
  • Students name school The Children of the Lord Community School with red, white and blue as the school colors
  • First teacher was former Madison County Schools Teacher of the Year
  • School operates as home school co-op under Whitesburg Christian School 
  • Classes meet two days per week from 8a.m. to 12p.m.