School Profile

Established:  1996

Current Enrollment: 298

Families Enrolled:  135

Churches Represented:  Over 40
Pupil/Teacher Ratio:  14:1
Average Teaching Experience:  15 years

Nickname: Knights
School colors: Red, white, and blue


PCS is a member of the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI), the Association of Classical and Christian Schools (ACCS), and the Alabama Christian Education Association (ACEA) and its subsidiary, the Alabama Christian Athletic Association (ACAA). PCS is also a member of the Educational Records Bureau (ERB) for testing purposes.


Average ACT score for 2021 Graduating Class: 29.5

Overall Average ACT Score (2009-Current): 28.4

Average ERB percentile for grades 3-8:  92%


National Merit Scholar Finalist:  7 

National Merit Commended Scholars:  6


PCS graduates that have gone to college:  99%

Number of alumni:  120 (at least 67 received Academic or Leadership Scholarships)

College Athletes Graduating from PCS:

Division 1:  2 Athletes (Rowing, Football)

Division 2:  3 Athletes (Soccer, Volleyball)

Division 3:  1 Athlete (Basketball)


PCS won the Senior High Academic Cup, placing first in the state in academic testing among ACEA member schools, in 2014-2021.


PCS ranked #1 in the nation (out of 1,000 schools) for students employing a biblical worldview as measured through PEERS Testing (Political, Economic, Education, Religion and Social Issues) by the Nehemiah Institute, Inc. in 2014.

Scholarship Statistics

As of the 2020 graduating year, PCS graduates have received scholarship offers amounting to:


86% have received scholarships offers. 

More than 23% of those scholarship offers are for

Presidential Scholarships.

Alumni Colleges and Majors


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  • Accounting

  • Finance

  • Economics

  • Environmental Design


  • Risk Management

  • Construction Management

  • Wildlife Management

  • Flight Management


  • Biochemistry/Pre-Med

  • Computer Engineering

  • Electrical Engineering

  • Industrial & Systems Engineering

  • Mechanical Engineering

  • Mathematics

  • Exercise Science/Pre-Physical Therapy


  • Education/Special Education

  • Speech Pathology


  • English

  • Political Science

  • Classics, Mythology & Folklore

Academic Specifics

Grade Point Average: 

4.0 unweighted scale to calculate GPA

GPA calculated for all classes in grades 9-12 


Grade Scale: 




F=69 and below

 All classes use the above 10-point grading scale.


Curriculum:   College preparatory and advanced teaching for all students, including:

  • Dual enrollment options for upperclassmen

  • Math--Calculus, Pre-Calculus and Algebra 2/Trigonometry

  • Science--Chemistry and Advanced Chemistry, Physics and Advanced Physics, Biology and Advanced Biology

  • Literature--Ancient, Medieval, and Modern Classical

  • Critical thinking and expression

    • Rhetoric, Logic, and Philosophy courses

    • Oral and written presentation and defense of theses

  • Advanced training in all types of writing:

    • Essays in literature, history, and philosophy

    • Technical papers in advanced science and math

    • Research papers

    • Theses

    • Poetry analysis and writing

    • Journalism and reporting

  • Worldview and theological analysis and expression in humanities courses

  • Latin  courses (6 years) which promote mastery of the English language and provide a foundation for other foreign languages

  • Biblical worldview support in all courses

  • Participation in the Nehemiah Institute PEERS Testing for Biblical Worldview


Course Credits:  Students graduating from high school at Providence Classical School will have completed the required 26 total credits consisting of:

  • 4 each in math, science, English and history

  • 2 in foreign language — Latin

  • Rhetoric, Philosophy, and Logic

  • Health and physical education

  • Fine arts

  • Government and Economics

  • Career Prep and Computer Applications

Leadership opportunities:

  • Student Government

  • Yearbook

  • Drama

  • Mock Trial

  • Cyber Patriot

  • Athletics

  • Student-led assembly

  • Student hosts and hostesses at PCS events

Interpersonal Skills Development:

  • Yearbook Club—designing, writing and distributing the PCS yearbook

  • Drama Club--planning, preparing, memorizing and performing classic productions

 Physical Fitness:

  • The President’s Physical Fitness Challenge Program in grades 1-12

  • PCS volleyball team for girls in grades 7-12

  • PCS basketball team for boys in grades 7-12

  • PCS Cross Country team for boys and girls in grades 7-12

  • PCS Soccer team for boys  and girls in grades 7-12

  • PCS Track team for boys and girls in grades 7-12

  • PCS Archery team for boys and girls in grades 7-12

  • PCS Golf team for boys and girls in grades 9-12

Extracurricular Involvement