Private School Announces Tuition Reduction
On a sunny Friday afternoon, you would expect the minds of students to be focused on anything but academics. But in Teresa Claypool’s English class, seventh-grade students are engaged in discussion Tennyson’s “The Charge of the Light Brigade.”
“This is the Crimean War, so I’d like them to understand what the poem means as far as traditional and historical poetry,” says Claypool. “There’s a lot of history in that poem.”
Robust academics combined with an emphasis on faith is what families have come to expect from Providence Academy. Starting in January, they can expect lower tuition too.
“Nothing has changed but the price,” says Dr. Todd Flanders, headmaster at the school. “It’s just the right thing to do.”
Flanders hopes the lower tuition can attract more families interested in what Providence Academy offers. Enrollment has remained steady at around 800 students in pre-K through 12th grade. The tuition drop could help the school reach its capacity of 1,000 students.
Many families also seek out Providence Academy for small class sizes, and staff emphasize that will not change.
“This drop in tuition isn’t going to affect class size or the individual attention each student gets,” says Ben Blackhawk, who teaches math at the school. “At Providence Academy, you get a level of individual attention and students focused on learning a curriculum that will prepare them to be successful in college.”
Like to learn more? Providence Academy has an open house Jan. 9.