The Road to Success

PHS Washington D.C. “Close-Up.”

PHS Washington D.C. “Close-Up.”

Established in 1955 by the Sisters of Providence, the vision of Providence High School is, and has always been, to develop each student to his or her full potential by providing an excellent Catholic, college preparatory education.
This year, we are proud to announce that members of Providence High School’s Class of 2009 were accepted to Yale, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cal Tech, NYU (5), USC (8), UC Berkeley (4) and UCLA (15), as well as other universities in California and across the nation.
That being said, the college preparatory curriculum, instructed by dedicated faculty members, is a key element of Providence High School. With a student to faculty ratio of 15 to 1, teachers are able to provide opportunities for academic success. As a result, students benefit from the individual attention and care they receive.
New to the 2009-10 school year is an exciting new opportunity for students interested in the dramatic arts. In collaboration with DiscoveryOnstage, a pre-professional theatre company, Providence has introduced a new “0” period drama class that occurs four days a week. Some of the skills students will study are acting, improvisation, movement, voice training and more. The class is instructed by working actors and educators, and meets the Cal State and UC requirement for Visual and Performing Arts.

Providence Media Focus students filming an on-campus interview.

Providence Media Focus students filming an on-campus interview.

In addition to the curriculum, Providence offers two unique focus programs in the areas of Media and Medicine. The directors of the programs are successful professionals in their respective fields, and offer students first-hand knowledge and experience. Upon completion of the four-year Media Focus Program, students are qualified to compete for positions at the best film and media schools in the nation, such as NYU, USC, LMU and Chapman University. Likewise, the challenge and high caliber of expected work ethic and accountability in the Medical Focus Program adds up to a solid and well-rounded four-year preparation of the student, ready to take on the rigors of college and medical schooling.
Providence High School’s Catholic tradition is an integral component to inspiring faith-filled leaders. The Religious Studies Department provides opportunities for intellectual growth, personal reflection, prayer and service to the neighbor in need.
Additionally, Providence High School offers Advanced Placement courses, a successful athletics program and numerous co-curricular activities including Mock Trial, Model United Nations, Students Run LA and Key Club, among others.

Mark your calendars for these upcoming events:

  • Saturday, October 17 (9am-12pm): Providence in Action — An inter-active workshop for 7th-8th grade students. (Registration required.)
  • Sunday, November 15 (12-2:30pm) — Open House
  • Wednesday, November 18: Animation Fest — Open to 6th-8th grade students. (Registration required.)

For more information about Providence High School, please call (818) 846-8141 or visit

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