Providence Classical School Historical Overview

1996 – 2020

2019-2020

  • K-12 enrollment with 276 students representing 128 families

  • Constructing the PCS Community Center

  • 3 National Merit Scholars

  • Archery Team founded

  • Students performed Sign-Off for Alabama an original musical written and produced by Steve Miller at Constitution Hall on December 14, 2020 to celebrate Alabama’s 200th birthday.

 

2018-2019

  • K-12 enrollment with 272 students representing 127 families

  • Capital Campaign where students raised money towards the PCS Community Center

  • Girls’ soccer team formed

  • Student-produced stage production of The Summer of ’38 (Homer Price)

  • Senior class average ACT score was 30

  • High school Joni & Friends service week

 

2017-2018

  • K-12 enrollment with 265 students representing 125 families

  • PCS East Clinton building was “Paid in full” – Tetelestai - in August 2017

  • Senior class average ACT score was 30

  • Academic Cup for highest test scores in ACEA for junior and senior high students

  • State Championship in ACAA cross country men and women’s varsity and men jv

  • Individual State Championships in ACAA cross country men and women’s varsity

  • Track and Field team formed and won the ACAA state championship

  • Student-produced stage production of Peter and the Wolf

  • Soli Deo Gloria, History of Providence Classical School published

  • High School Joni & Friends service week

  • All graduates went on to college

 

2016-2017

  • K-12 enrollment with 255 students representing 127 families

  • National Merit Scholar: Jack Lambrecht

  • Senior class average ACT score was 30

  • Academic Cup for highest test scores in ACEA for junior and senior high students

  • Alabama Governor’s School student selected

  • One student attending Alabama Boys’ State

  • One student attending Alabama Girls’ State

  • One student selected to attend Hudson Alpha Biotech Academy

  • PCS students won first, second and third place in the Madison County American Legion Oratorical Contest, and the first place winner won third place in the district competition.

  • Academic All-State Team for ACAA – 17 students

  • State Championships in ACAA cross country varsity boys and girls and JV boys

  • Individual State Championship in ACAA cross country boys varsity, and girl’s junior varsity

  • Students participated in the state Track and Field event for the first time

  • Wendy’s High School Heisman award – 2 recipients

  • Student-produced stage production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream

  • All graduates went on to college

 

2015-2016

  • K-12 enrollment with 229 students representing 112 families

  • National Merit Scholar: Aidan Lambrecht

  • Senior class average ACT score was 29

  • Academic Cup for highest test scores in ACEA for junior high students

  • The Alabama Governor's School student selected

  • Four students selected to attend Alabama Boys' State

  • One student selected to attend Alabama Girls' State

  • PCS Science Fair winner went on to compete in the North Alabama Regional Science Fair at UAH where she was awarded the Engineer of the Future Scholarship Award

  • American Legion Oratorical Contest school competition with 3 students going on to compete in Huntsville contest

  • One student selected to attend Hudson Alpha Biotech Academy

  • Academic All-State Team for ACAA--20 students

  • State Championship in ACAA boys varsity soccer

  • One ACAA Boys Soccer MVPs for league

  • ACAA Boys Soccer All-Star Team--3 students

  • State Championship in ACAA cross country boys and girls varsity, and boys junior varsity teams

  • Individual State Championship in ACAA cross country boys and girls varsity, and boys junior varsity

  • Lady Knights placed third in State Volleyball Championship

  • ACAA Girls Volleyball All-Star Team--2 students

  • ACAA Boys Basketball All-Star Team--2 students

  • Knights qualified for the state basketball tournament for the first time

  • Wendy's High School Heisman Award – 2 recipients

  • Student-produced stage production of Anne of Green Gables

  • Two student-athletes go on to complete in Division 2 college athletics

  • Painted historic window at East Clinton

  • All graduates went on to college

 

2014-2015

  • K-12 enrollment with 195 students representing 90 families

  • Senior class average ACT score was 24

  • National Merit Scholar Commended Student

  • George Washington Crossing Foundation National Scholar

  • Academic Cup for highest test scores in ACEA for both senior and junior high students

  • The Alabama Governor's School student selected

  • Capstone Leadership Conference at the University of Alabama--2 students selected

  • American Legion Oratorical Contest inaugural school competition with 3 students that went on to compete in Huntsville contest

  • Academic All-State Team for ACAA--19 students

  • State Championship in ACAA boys varsity soccer in team's inaugural season

  • ACAA Boys Soccer MVP for season

  • ACAA Boys Soccer All-Star Team--2 students

  • State Championship in ACAA cross country boys and girls varsity, and boys junior varsity teams

  • Individual State Championship in ACAA cross country boys and girls varsity, and boys junior varsity

  • ACAA Girls Volleyball All-Star Team--2 students

  • ACAA Boys Basketball All-Star Team--2 students

  • Wendy's High School Heisman Award recipient

  • Student written and produced stage production of Sherlock Holmes and the Six Napoleons 

  • Inaugural "Pancakes for Providence" event held at school

  • One student-athlete went on to complete in Division 2 college athletics

  • New roof installed at East Clinton building

  • All graduates went on to college

 

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

  • Senior class average ACT score was 28

  • National Merit Scholar Commended Student

  • Joined the Alabama Christian Education Association (ACEA) and its subsidiary, the Alabama Christian Education Athletic Association (ACEAA)

  • ACEA Academic Cup winner for highest test scores in ACEA for high school

  • American Legion Oratorical Contestant placed 3rd in state

  • Cross Country team began its inaugural varsity and junior varsity season

  • Cross Country team won boys and girls varsity championship and boys JV second placed at ACEAA state meet

  • Individual State Championship in boys and girls varsity cross country

  • Student set state record for boys’ cross country 5K

  • Three girls selected for ACEAA All-Star Volleyball Team

  • Wendy's High School Heisman Award recipient

  • Student-produced stage production of The Three Musketeers

  • One student-athlete went on to compete in Division 1 college athletics

  • 45% of senior class earned a 30 or higher on the ACT

 

2012-2013

  • K-12 enrollment with 175 students representing 85 families

  • Building committee campaign began

  • PCS located at Woodland Hills Baptist Church

  • 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 planned first offsite retreat for high school students

  • Student-produced stage production of Three Beans and a Shoe

  • Student achieved perfect score on the National Latin Exam

  • House system began for secondary students

  • Spirit Week changed to Knights' Week

  • All graduates received scholarships and went to college

 

2011-2012

  • K-12 enrollment with 170 students representing 85 families

  • Two National Merit Scholar Commended Students

  • PCS located at Woodland Hills Baptist Church

  • 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 began inaugural season

  • First student written and designed literary magazine, Phantasia

  • PCS Knights hosted the Knights Classic Post-Season basketball tournament

  • One student-athlete goes on to complete in Division 1 college athletics

  • All graduates received scholarships and went to college

 

2010-2011

  • K-12 enrollment with 154 students representing 75 families

  • Two third grade classes opened

  • PCS located at Woodland Hills Baptist Church

  • National Merit Scholar Commended Student

  • Student selected to attend The Alabama Governor's School

  • 7th and 8th grade electives offered

  • Science lab opened

  • Student written and produced stage production of King Arthur:  A Knight's Tale

  • First Veteran’s Day program

  • Robotics team began, won the Team Spirit award from field of 64 teams at first competition

  • Math team began, earned Gold Level status

  • Wendy’s High School Heisman Award recipient

  • Varsity Basketball team Pre-season Invitational Champions

  • Girls’ volleyball team, the Lady Knights, began inaugural season

  • All graduates received scholarships and went to 4-year universities

 

 2009-2010

  • K-12 enrollment with 134 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

  • PCS located at Woodland Hills Baptist Church

  • Computer lab opened

  • Student written and produced stage production of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

  • Junior varsity basketball team began inaugural season

  • Varsity basketball team won championship in both the pre- and post-season invitational tournaments

  • First Homecoming game held during basketball season

  • All graduates received scholarships and went to college

 

 2008-2009

  • K-12 enrollment with 121 students representing 56 families

  • PCS graduated 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

  • PCS located at Woodland Hills Baptist Church

  • 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 won championship of Winter Invitational

  • All graduates received scholarships and went to 4-year universities

 

 2007-2008

  • K-11 enrollment with 103 students representing 49 families

  • Two kindergarten classes open

  • Computer classes began

  • PCS located at Woodland Hills Baptist Church

  • Student written and produced stage production of Robin Hood

  • New logo adopted

  • Student chosen as writer for The Huntsville Times newspaper

  • High school began newsletter, Connected

  • High school student named editor of yearbook, The Paladin

  • Basketball team began its inaugural season

  • PCS began tradition of students serving at Camp Barnabas

 

 2006-2007

  • K-10 enrollment with 88 students representing 42 families

  • School relocated to Woodland Hills Baptist Church

  • Monday/Wednesday school days extended to 3pm for 7th-12th grade

  • Study hall and enrichment classes offered on Monday/Wednesday afternoons for 3rd-6th grade

  • PCS celebrated 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 representing 39 families

  • PCS accepted for membership in Association of Classical and Christian Schools (ACCS)

  • PCS located at Central Church of Christ

  • 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 38 students representing 21 families

  • Pattie Steward began serving as principal

  • PCS accepted for membership in Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)

  • PCS located at Central Church of Christ

  • 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 30 students representing 18 families

  • Melody Crane served as principal

  • School relocated to Central Church of Christ

  • School officially became a private church school

  • Monday/Wednesday/Friday hours extended to 12:30pm

  • Quarterly newsletter, The Providential Times, began publication

  • First Grandparent’s Day held in September

 

 2002-2003

  • K-6 enrollment with 35 students representing 18 families

  • Melody Crane served as principal

  • PCS located at West Huntsville Baptist

  • Third through sixth grades began attending five days per week

  • Students dismissed at noon on Monday/Wednesday/Friday

  • Classical Sustained Reading (CSR), an outside reading program, implemented

  • First Demonstratio Academiae end-of-year program held

 

 2001-2002

  • K-5 enrollment with 21 students representing 14 families

  • Melody Crane became 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 representing 22 families

  • School relocated to West Huntsville Baptist Church

 

 1999-2000

  • K-3 enrollment with 24 students representing 19 families

  • Preschool classes were added for three- and four-year-olds

  • Nursery established for teachers’ children

 

 1998-1999

  • K-2 enrollment with 11 students representing 9 families

  • 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 representing 6 families

  • Four first graders and two kindergarteners

  • Classes began meeting three days per week with two homeschool days

 

1996 -1997

  • School began in the basement of the Steward’s home

  • 4 students were enrolled in kindergarten representing 4 families

  • Students named 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, Kimber Killough

  • School operated as homeschool co-op under Whitesburg Christian School 

  • Classes met two days per week from 8am to 12pm

CONTACT

 

Phone: 256-852-8884

pcsoffice@providenceclassical.org

 

 

ADDRESS

 

605 Clinton Ave E

Huntsville, AL  35801

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