Name of School:
Providence Academy

15100 Schmidt Lake Road
Plymouth, MN 55446

Phone: 763-258-2502

Fax: 763-258-2503


Admissions Contact:
Sarah Hogan
Director of Admissions
P - 763-258-2502
F - 763-258-2503


November 13
PK-12 Evening Open House

November 18
PK-12 Morning Preview Day

January 8
PK-12 Evening Open House

January 25
PK-5 Treasury of Learning Fair

March 3
PK-12 Morning Preview Day

April 30
PK-12 Morning Preview Day

  • 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)
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 school in the Twin Cities that is your best partner in helping you develop your children into successful citizens who are grounded in, and can defend, Christian and American principles. Providence Academy offers Pre-K through 12 students a Catholic college-preparatory education with a comprehensive curriculum that promotes superior academic achievement, mastery of skills and content, character development and citizenship within a faith-filled, Christian environment. The curriculum’s rigor instills discipline and assures breadth and depth in students’ mastery of core knowledge while extracurricular activities incorporate the diverse God-given talents and interests of our students in accord with our mission.

Grades Served: Pre-Kindergarten through 12th

Boarding/Day: Day

Single-Sex or Co-ed: Co-ed

Day Enrollment: 850

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 Program, 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 17, 2015 Priority Admission Application Deadline for 2015-16 entry

Required Testing: Developmental testing for PK, K, 1st; standardized testing for 2nd-12th Grades

Tuition: $8,375 - $17,385 (range from half-day PK to high school).

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

% of Student Body on Financial Aid: 21