Providence Academy is a private, Catholic college-preparatory school located at 15100 Schmidt Lake Road in Plymouth, a western suburb of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Three schools under one roof, Providence Academy serves Pre-kindergarten through fifth grade with its lower school, sixth through eighth grade with its middle school and ninth through twelfth grade with its high school or upper school. Rigorous academics are combined with faith and character development to prepare students' minds and spirits for life outside the classroom. The words, “faith, knowledge and virtue”, best express the mission and philosophy of Providence Academy. “I loved my time at Providence Academy, but I didn't realize how unique the school is until after I graduated...I found that I was more secure in my faith than the majority of my friends who went to other parochial schools,I was more prepared for the academic rigor of college than most of my friends who went to prestigious preparatory schools,and I was more able to make sound decisions and more capable of living on my own than nearly every one of my peers. I could not be more grateful for Providence's dedication to ‘Faith, Knowledge, and Virtue,’ as thecommitmentnot only to academic development, but spiritual and moral development as well, truly prepared me for the world outside our beautiful yellow halls”. – a Providence graduateProvidence Academy seeks to enroll a student body that is:Committed to learningOf strong moral characterMulti-talented with a variety of interestsEnthusiastic about a faith-centered communityInterested in developing themselves to the fullest in faith, knowledge, and virtueTo be successful in the college-prep rigor at Providence Academy, admissions standards require students to have a transcript or report card showing academics at grade level or above. Students are expected to have a history of positive behavior. Siblings of current students are given priority placement if applications are received by the first round deadline in mid-January.Admission CriteriaThe Admissions Committee takes the following into consideration when evaluating students for admission:aptitudeacademic achievement and readinessemotional and social developmentmotivationinterests, talents and extra-curricular activities and achievementscooperation from the family in helping the school meet the needs of the studentability of the school to meet the needs of the studentcommitment of the student and the family to Christian education and formationPre-Kindergarten students must have reached the age four by September 1 of the year of enrollment.An applicant’s admissions file must have the following items to be considered complete and ready for review by the Admissions Committee:Parent and student application with $100 application fee (waivedfor online applications)Transcript or report cards from the last two yearsTeacher recommendation/s(one from a current teacher for grades Pre-K -5th; one from a Math plus one from an English teacher for grades 6 and above)Parent and student interviewAssessment/Entrance exam (Providence Academy assessment for grades Pre-K-5th; ISEE testing for grades 6 and above)To apply for admission, clickhere.