Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What is meant by "Covenant Christian School"?
A. Providence Christian Academy's mission is to "provide excellence in Christ-Centered education as an extension of the Christian home." As the school partners with the Christian home, it is essential that at least one parent have a viable Christian testimony and is actively involved in a Christian church. A church leader recommendation will be a required part of our admissions process. Click here to find out more about our covenant model.
Q. What are the basic requirements for admission?
A. Students applying for admission to Providence should have an A/B average at their current school. Additionally, they must have recent nationally-normed standardized testing results. This means that the test results are compared on a national level rather than a country or state level. They should not have any history of disciplinary issues. For more information, see the Applying to Providence link on the Admissions page of our website.
Q. Is Providence affiliated with one church or denomination?
A. No. We have families from approximately 150 different Christian churches in the greater Atlanta area.
Q. What is the student to teacher ratio?
A. This varies by grade, but the overall ratio is 13:1. Younger grades will have a smaller ratio.
Q. What are the school hours?
A. Lilburn Campus: Student can arrive at 7:30 am. Classes begin at 7:50 a.m. for preschool - 7th grade and 8:00 a.m. for 8 - 12th grade Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday and at 8:50 a.m. for preschool through 7th grade and 9:00 a.m. for 8 - 12th grade on Wednesday. Afternoon carpool begins at 3 pm.
Providence Johns Creek: Students can arrive at 7:00 am. School begins at 7:45 am Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, and at 8:45 am on Wednesday. School releases at 2:45 pm.
Q. Do you offer extended care after school?
A. Yes. We offer an after school program for grades preschool-7th at the Lilburn Campus called Fun in the Afternoon which runs until 6 pm. See this webpage for more detailed information.
Q. Do students wear a uniform?
A. We have a modified uniform policy. Details are available from the Admissions Office.
Q. Do you require testing for all applicants?
A. We do require entrance testing for all grades. We also accept nationally normed testing results in a student's academic records on a case-by-case basis. Testing will be scheduled during the admissions process and is subject to additional fees.