Name of School:
Providence Academy

15100 Schmidt Lake Road
Plymouth, MN 55446

Phone: 763-258-2502

Fax: 763-258-2503


Admissions Contact:
Susan Truax
Admissions Assistant
P - 763-258-2502
F - 763-258-2503


September 25
Football Game Open House - Kick-off of our new sports complex, 6:00 p.m.

November 10
Open House, 6:30 p.m.

November 12
Lunch and Learn, 11:30 a.m.

December 2
Preview Day, 8:45 a.m.

January 7
Open House, 6:30 p.m.

January 29
Preview Day, 8:45 a.m.

January 31
Community Open House, 1:00 p.m.

February 9
Preview Day, 8:45 a.m.

March 8
Preview Day, 8:45 a.m.

April 9
All-School Breakfast, 8:30 a.m.

  • Providence Academy - Prep School Tour
    At Providence Academy, we value the American heritage of liberty and responsibility. We celebrate the gift of living in “one nation under God.” We offer an intentional, structured, sequenced, no-nonsense college-prep curriculum starting in Pre-Kindergarten. (Photo: Annually, Providence Academy students line the school sidewalks with one flag for each of the innocent lives lost on September 11th, 2001)
  • Providence Academy - Prep School Tour
    At Providence Academy, we think “higher education” begins in elementary school. Rather than turn to the latest educational trends, we teach traditional subjects and employ time-tested methods. We teach much about world cultures, and place special emphasis on our own Western Civilization. (Photo: Headmaster, Dr. Todd Flanders, teaches Lower School students about 6th century B.C. Greek battle armor in the Academy’s Antiquities Gallery)
  • Providence Academy - Prep School Tour
    Providence Academy teachers provide a cheerful learning environment and developing good work habits in their students. They aim to offer each an experience that is a cut above; one that takes potential and draws it forward mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
  • Providence Academy - Prep School Tour
    At Providence Academy, we share a two-thousand year Catholic heritage of wisdom and worship, a perennial commitment to truth, goodness, and beauty, and the infinite value of each human person.
  • Providence Academy - Prep School Tour
    At Providence Academy, habits of heart matter. Honesty, generosity, courage, perseverance, and all the virtues must be seen, practiced, made second nature. We believe that real strength of character is the core of leadership and is formed at Providence Academy by constantly challenging young minds in all aspects of their educational journey, whether in the classroom or on the field.
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    By the time of graduation, Providence Academy students have been admitted to best-fit colleges and universities, including the most selective. At Providence, though, we are always more interested in the human being our graduates have become than we are about the colleges our students choose to attend.

Providence Academy is the best traditional college preparatory Pre-K through 12 school in the Twin Cities. All on one campus with exceptional facilities, Providence is your best partner to provide a welcoming Catholic independent school experience, conserving the best of our past, and preparing your children to succeed and to tackle the complexities of American life in the 21st century.

Grades Served: Pre-Kindergarten through 12th

Boarding/Day: Day

Single-Sex or Co-ed: Co-ed

Day Enrollment: 845

Boarding Enrollment:

Setting (Urban/Suburban): Suburban

Religious Affiliation: Catholic

Student-Faculty Ratio: 11:1

Average Class Size: Varies by division

Accrediting Body: Independent Schools Association of the Central States

Special Programs/Features: Lower School: Core Knowledge Curriculum with Saxon and Singapore Math, with FLEX language approach. Middle/Upper School core curriculum with College in the Schools and other dual college credit opportunities (for upper division students).

Summer Programs: Building on the cornerstone of academic excellence and strong Christian values, Providence Academy’s Summer Activities, voted Best in Plymouth in 2014, provides a variety of academic, enriching and fun experiences that are open to the entire Twin Cities community. Offerings include activities ranging from drama, sports sampler, and art, to driver’s education, woodworking, cooking, and basketball. We also offer The P.A.L.S. and imPACT Camps, for students entering grades K-8 who want a full day camp experience.

Application Deadline: January 15, 2016, Priority Admission Application Deadline for 2015-16 entry

Required Testing: Developmental testing for Pre-K; standardized testing for K-12th grades

Tuition: $7,625 - $18,625 (range from half-day PK to high school). *Denotes 2015-2016 promotional pricing

Financial Aid Program: Apply through TADS (; awards based on demonstrated need

% of Student Body on Financial Aid: 25