On Saturday, May 21st, Providence celebrated the Class of 2022 at our commencement service. The ceremony was a time to encourage, pray for and commission these graduates for the next chapter in their lives.
The principal of Georgia's top-ranked high school is joining the leadership team at Providence Christian Academy in June. Mr. IV Bray brings nearly 30 years of administrative and teaching experience to the school, where he will serve as the new Lilburn campus High School Principal and Associate Head of School for Academics. Read more here.
Here's a glimpse of our annual Squallys event, held on Friday, May 13th! It was a fun-filled evening to honor the achievements of our student-athletes. A version of the ESPN Espys, Providence style, it was a night to remember.
There was no shortage of plaid and goofy hats at Mr. Lussi's 90th birthday celebration! The entire student body, staff, alumni, parents, and friends gathered on March 23rd to celebrate our Director of Encouragement, who has served at Providence for more than 30 years.
More than 50 local business partners came to Providence to network with high school students and provide information about a variety of career fields. The day was designed not only to provide exposure to career fields but to help students learn more about who God created them to be.
Isaac Moran has been named a National Merit Scholarship Finalist! As a finalist, he is competing to be one of 7,500 students selected from several factors, including academic record, SAT/ACT scores, and a recommendation from the school.
Providence Christian Academy has once again been voted "Best Private School" by Gwinnett Magazine. This is the sixth time the school has received this award. It's an honor to receive recognition in the community where we have been serving families for more than three decades.
Providence is pleased to announce that Joe Sturdivant is the new Head Coach for Storm Football. He comes to Providence from Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School, where he coached his team to two back-to-back state championship games and signed five players to Power Five schools.
Providence hosted the annual "Giving Market," a unique on-campus shopping experience that combines a marketplace for purchasing gifts with support for organizations that are meeting needs locally and around the world. For the seventh year in a row, the market and its patrons once again generously supported ministries that serve others.
Congratulations to Gracyn Miller, who signed her National Letter of Intent to continue her volleyball career at Emory and Henry College in Virginia. Gracyn made Region 5A First Team, Gwinnett County First Team, and All State Honorable Mention. She broke two school records and helped her team break 12 team records this year.
Chance Thacker signed his National Letter of Intent to continue his basketball career at Virginia Military Institute. He made Preseason First-Team All-State and 2020-21 Gwinnett County All-County. He's averaged 17 points, six rebounds, and four assists at Providence.
Congratulations to Sydney Hrehor, who signed her National Letter of Intent to continue her tennis career at Mississippi State. She is our first Power 5 signee for tennis.
Preschool through 7th grade collected 2,412 food items this week! That's a lot of meals to help families in need this Thanksgiving and another way for our students to share Jesus' love.
First grade delivered the donations to the Lilburn Co-Op today. Thank you to everyone who donated or volunteered to help!
Congratulations to Tony Carpio, who has signed to play basketball at the Citadel. While playing for the Providence Storm, he has averaged over 16 points and nine rebounds per game and was recently named Pre-Season First Team All-State.
Dre Booker is the Gwinnett Daily Post's Offensive Player of the Week! Dre rushed 26 times for 259 yards and a touchdown in last week's victory over Lakeview Academy. He is also the first player in school history to rush for more than 1,000 yards in a season.
On November 3rd, every Providence student, preschool through 12th grade, came together to package over 20,000 meals to be delivered all across the globe!
Providence partnered with the ministry Rise Against Hunger to host a school-wide service project. At each of the 50 stations, older and younger students worked together to pack food bags with soy, dehydrated vegetables, and rice, providing meals for those who need food all across the world. It was a fun way to connect different grade levels while serving others.
Students have been learning in chapel that sometimes worship looks like serving others.
Each preschool-4th grade students had the opportunity to apply this during a school day, packing Operation Christmas Child boxes for children in other countries.
Congratulations to Katie Perry, who won the Gwinnett Daily Post's Fans Choice Athlete of the Week! Thanks for voting Storm fans. Katie had ten strikeouts in five innings and allowed no earned runs, in addition to her two hits, including a triple, and four RBIs in a win over Tucker. She also struck out 12 in a three-hitter and had two hits against Mount Pisgah, and struck out nine and had two hits, including an RBI triple, against King's Ridge.
When the American League Division Series between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Boston Red Sox starts tonight, we will be paying it a little extra special attention. The matchup will pit Providence class of 2005 graduate Collin McHugh of the Rays against class of 2015 graduate Garrett Whitlock of the Red Sox. Both guys will be in the bullpen for their respective teams, so they could make an appearance in any game in the series. Join us in wishing both guys the very best in the series!
She won! ARae Reeves is the Gwinnett Daily Post Athlete of the Week! Thanks for voting Storm fans. This is the second week in a row that a Providence student has won the poll. ARae went 4-for-4 and hit for the cycle, including a leadoff triple in the seventh inning that led to her scoring the game-winning run, in a 6-5 win over Loganville Christian, and also had three hits, two doubles and two RBIs in a 9-6 win over North Cobb Christian. Way to go ARae!
Matthew Miller won the Gwinnett Daily Post Fan's Choice Football Player of the Week! Thanks to all our Storm fans who voted. Matthew had a school-record 14 catches for 225 yards and three touchdowns in last week's game against Athens Academy. Well deserved Matthew!
Our STEM department has received a $10,000 grant as one of seven Georgia schools to be recognized by ALPLA. The funds will upgrade robotics hardware and controllers, add experimental equipment for our high school Human Body Systems class and start a middle school Medical Detectives class.
Taylor Lewis has broken the school's career ace record this week, breaking the previous record of 251 set in 2019 by Lauren Yost. Taylor, a junior, has 258 aces and counting! Way to go, Taylor!
Bailey Moody (class of '20) and Team USA won a bronze medal at the 2021 Tokyo Paralympic Games! Bailey and her teammates on the U.S. Women's Wheelchair Basketball Team medaled after their 64-51 win over Germany. We are SO proud of you, Bailey!
Providence's new sports performance facility known as the WIN Center has been a huge hit with students and staff. Check out the article in the Gwinnett Daily Post and scroll through the pictures to get a look at the 12,500-square foot facility.
We are proud to announce that two of our middle school teachers, Rachel Gillespie and Sharon Gotfredson, have been named Master Teachers by the Georgia Independent School Association (GISA).
Our 2020-21 varsity volleyball team has won the American Volleyball Coaches Association Team Academic Award for the fifth year in a row! These players maintained an average 3.69 GPA last season. The Storm is one of only 13 schools statewide. Go Storm!
The 2021-22 school year is underway, and the Providence family is assembled at our Preschool-12th Lilburn campus and Johns Creek high school location, ready for a great year of learning and transformation!
Providence athletics is proud to announce that Kenny Adeshigbin is the new Head Boys Soccer Coach! Read more in the Gwinnett Daily Post.
The varsity football team won the Chick-fil-A/FCA invitational 7on7 tournament. The Storm had a perfect 7-0 record, defeating Loganville High School, a 5a public school, in the championship game.
Jordan van den Berg ('20) was a record-breaking linebacker for the Storm. He's now committed to play for the Penn State Nittany Lions. Read more from Sports Illustrated here.
It's one thing to be accepted into one U.S. service academy. It's something else to be accepted into three! Class of 2021 graduate Joe Shealy was accepted to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, the U.S. Naval Academy, and the U.S. Air Force Academy (where he has chosen to attend). It's an amazing achievement that requires great grades, Congressional nomination, community involvement, numerous recommendations, and much more. Read more in the Gwinnett Daily Post's article here.
The school year is complete, and we can celebrate! We made it to our goal of 180 days of in-person school! Take a moment to watch this brief message of gratitude to God for ALL He has done for our Providence family this year.
We're celebrating TWO state champions! Ayden Drake is the Girls A-Private State Champion in the 100 meter and 300 meter hurdles! Ayden is also the High Point Total Champion and placed 3rd in the 300 meter dash. Elijah Williams is the Boys A-Private State Champion in the long jump and ranked 2nd in the triple jump!
Congratulations to Jamie McDonnough, who signed his letter of intent to continue his basketball career at Gwynedd Mercy University in Pennsylvania.
Congratulations to senior Riley Cook, who signed his National Letter of Intent to continue his baseball career at Emmanuel College.
Congrats to senior Zoë Mitchell for being named STAR student of the year by the Professional Association of Georgia Educators (PAGE) Foundation and Partnership Gwinnett!
Providence senior Ayden Drake signed to continue her track and field career at Division I Samford University. Ayden has seven school records in track and field (300mh, 400m, 400mh, 800m, 4x100m, 4x800m, SMR). She is currently 3rd in the entire state in the 300 meter hurdles and first in Single A Private in the 300mh and the 400m.
Congratulations to Skyler Jordan, who signed to continue his football career at Alcorn State University. Skyler is the first Division 1 signee in Storm football history. He holds the school record for career and single-season touchdown receptions and career and single-season receiving yards.
Our annual Oratory Recital allows students to sharpen these communication skills. Today, the classroom finalists presented their poems, and we're excited to announce the elementary school winners!
Congrats to Myra Newhouse for signing to continue her soccer career at Toccoa Falls College!
Providence senior Shawn Combs signed to continue his soccer career playing for the Trinity Baptist College Eagles. Congratulations Shawn!
The State of the School Address is your chance to find out! Our dynamic, informative, and fun video presentation will give you the latest highlights and updates for our covenant school community. This is a great opportunity to hear from the leadership and board of directors about what's next for Providence. Watch here.
Providence senior Madelyn Levy has been named to the Gwinnett Daily Post's Super Six for her outstanding performance in tennis.
At Providence, our goal is to provide the safest possible form of a normal school year so that our students get an excellent education, a life-giving community, and the opportunity to grow in Christ. Providence opened for in-person instruction on Wednesday, August 12th under a multi-tiered plan that allows us to adjust our safety measures based on current conditions. Read more.
Our Middle School Competition Cheer Team won first place and overall Grand Champion of the FCC National Christian Cheerleading Championship Competition in Orlando. The girls ended their season undefeated! The elementary team finished in 5th place overall. Naomi Woodley, 5th grader, was the National Tumble Champion. Autumn Reece, 2nd grader, was the National Jump Champion. Head Coach Kimberly Huff was a top 3 finalist for FCC Coach of the Year. Congratulations to everyone!
Skyler Jordan won the Fan's Choice Football Player of the Week! Thanks to everyone who voted. Skyler had nine catches for 216 yards and four touchdowns in last week's game against Athens Christian.
Anthony Bown has signed to continue his baseball career playing for the Lincoln College Linx.
Anthony played catcher for the Storm.
Read more in the Gwinnett Daily Post.
Providence Christian Academy is now offering a full time licensed preschool program. Three and four year old students will learn and grow while using a variety of creative learning centers, engaging in large and small group instruction, and spending one on one learning time with their teacher. Find out more here.
Every year, Providence seniors walk through the halls of the elementary and middle school - cheered on before they graduate. Since we can't do that now, families at Providence wanted to show the seniors how much they are loved.
Providence's theater program has been nominated for two Georgia High School Musical Theatre Awards for its production of Shrek the Musical.
The Gwinnett Daily Posts pays tribute to the Providence Storm seniors whose senior year was cut short by the coronavirus pandemic. Click here.
More than 100 cars filled with Providence students, parents, alumni, and staff drove by the home of beloved staff member Mr. Lussi to celebrate his 88th birthday. Participants decorated cars and signs with messages of love and appreciation that they displayed for him as he waved from the sidewalk in front of his home.
Providence senior Jack McConnell is a Coca-Cola Scholar! He is one of 150 high school students selected from more than 93,000 applicants nationwide. He was recognized for superior leadership, service, and academics, as well as being a change agents.
We are gathering for worship each Wednesday at noon! It may not be in a large room gathering, but it's a powerful time to join together to worship and be reminded that God wants to do more than we could ask or think. Check out our worship page here.
Jordan van den Berg who is continuing his football career at Iowa Western. He earned many accolades for his performance this season including being named the Region 8-A defensive player of the year and making the AJC all-state team.
Read more in the Gwinnett Daily Post.
Senior William Beckner has now been named a National Merit Scholarship Finalist. He's among the less than one percent of high school seniors selected nationwide based on his academic record, leadership abilities, participation in community and school activities, and more.
Senior Goldie Hatch received the highest rating of "superior" for her individual event and was among these top-rated performers chosen to sing at the closing ceremony at this year's Thescon 2020 at Columbus State University.
Providence senior Bailey Moody has been chosen as one of 12 athletes selected to the 2020 U.S. Paralympic Women's Wheelchair Basketball Team. Bailey is the only high school student and the youngest player on Team USA. She will compete in the Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 in August as they defend their title from the Rio 2016 Games.
Congratulations to Coach Joey Thacker for being voted Region 8-A Coach of the Year!
Congratulations to Elijah Williams on being voted Region 8-A Player of the Year!
Congratulations to sophomore Sydney Hrehor, who was named to the Gwinnett Daily Post super six for tennis! She’s being recognized as one of the preseason’s top six players in the county!
Read more here.
Providence has been serving thousands of families in Gwinnett and surrounding counties for nearly 30 years. Now, the school's influence will extend overseas to a new Christian school opening in Seoul, South Korea.
Jordan van den Berg has earned all-state football honors by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, as one of the defensive players in Single A. Jordan had a team record 157 tackles this season.
According to Newsweek, Providence is ranked among the top 10 percent of STEM schools nationwide, being recognized for courses offered, technology utilized, project-based learning, skills taught in the classes, career connections, and more.
Maymie deMayo is the Gwinnett Daily Post's Fan's Choice Winter Athlete of the Week. Maymie is sophomore member of the varsity girls basketball team. She had 18 points, 10 rebounds and four blocked shots in a win over Strong Rock.
For the fifth year in a row, Providence hosted the annual "Giving Market," a unique on-campus shopping experience that combines a marketplace for purchasing gifts with support for organizations that are meeting needs locally and around the world.
The varsity Academic Team placed first again at their league tournament hosted by Hebron Christian. The team was 6-0 on Saturday and has a match record this season of 17-1. They've placed 1st and 2nd in previous tournaments.
The Gwinnett Daily Post covers the varsity boys basketball team after their 8-0 start this season, marking a new era in the Storm's basketball program.
To read more, click here.
Providence Johns Creek senior Leila Moss has signed to continue her soccer career playing for the LaGrange College Panthers.
Leila is the starting keeper for the Storm.
Read more in the Gwinnett Daily Post.
Jordan van den Berg was named the region 8-A Defensive Player of the Year.
JJ led the region in total tackles with 157, which was good for the second-highest total in Gwinnett County.
Hannah Nolan has signed to continue her softball career at Georgia Southwestern University.
Hannah finishes her Providence career owning seven different school records, including single-season records in doubles, triples, and batting average, and is top 5 in three other offensive categories.
Alaina Emminger has signed to continue her volleyball career at Emmanuel College.
Alaina will graduate as the most effective hitter and strongest volleyball player Providence has ever had, breaking three school records.
Her career stats include 182 aces, 552 digs, 89 blocks, and 1,111 kills.
Varsity volleyball coach Katie Bailey celebrated a milestone of 100 wins at Providence.
In her fourth year as coach, she is now the all-time winningest volleyball coach in school history, with a total of 107 wins.
Her varsity squad broke four school records during the 2019 season.
Providence Christian won the Silver Division title of the Gwinnett County Volleyball Championships at Parkview on Saturday.
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The Providence Storm has once again won the Georgia High School Association Spirit Sportsmanship Award, voted on by competing schools in our region. Three sports won individual awards, and Providence won the overall award as well.
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