School Details

Providence Academy

2788 Carroll Creek Road, Johnson City, TN 37615
(423) 854-9819

(out of 10)

Private Grades K-12 473 students 13 students/teacher (TN avg is 15)

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About this school

Providence Academy is a private high school in Johnson City. The principal of Providence Academy is Jerry Williams, whose e-mail is 473 students go to Providence Academy and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. The ratio of students to teachers at Providence Academy is 13:1. Daniel Boone High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Chorus
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Latin
  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 92% %
Black, non-Hispanic 6% %
Multiracial 0.9% %
Hispanic 0.9% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0% %
Asian 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    My child has attended Providence Academy for several years. I have know of a bullying incident where the school turned their heads and pretended nothing was going on. The administration doesn't live in reality neither do the teachers. They also allow parents on campus ALL day every day distracting from the children learning. The students are also treated like small toddlers. There are not many opportunities for your child if you want them to play sports. It's my experience that some administration in the school are hypocrites. They allow some students to show up late to school every day without receiving a tardy slip and others receive slips depending on who your parents are and how much money they donate to the school. It's no wonder their graduating class is less than 15 students. The children have homework on the weekends in Kindergarten and 4-5 hours of homework in middle school. I won't even mention how many hours a night we spend on homework in high-school. If you want your child to grow not only spiritually but SOCIALLY CREATIVELY & have a sense of 'the real world' when they graduate send them to the Johnson City School System. Believe me they will be better off!

  • (1 year ago)

    If you are seeking a strong Christian foundation as well as superior college preparatory academics in a school look no further than Providence Academy. After spending all of middle and high school as a student here I can most certainly say that Providence stands out among all other schools both public and private. With a focus on Classical Education Providence teaches students how to think critically rather than what to think and provides a thorough background for logic and rhetoric skills that any successful intellectual must possess. Providence's most important advantage however is its commitment towards providing students a quality education in Christian doctrine theology and principle. A school full of God-fearing faculty dedicated to their students Providence will provide a willing learner with all the necessary tools for a success both spiritually and intellectually. I cannot express enough how much this school has done for me and my classmates in helping us grow and mature as youth should not distracted by the petty fleeting things of this world but focused on what God's greater plan is for His children.

  • (1 year ago)

    Providence Academy is a great Christian school. They really incorporate Biblical lessons all throughout the classes. So I appreciate PA for that but their are downsides. At PA the teachers have much trouble controlling the class. The students are very rowdy and EXTREMELY rude and mean to one another. The students treat each other like siblings I guess you could say. Their is much bullying which there is no punishment for. The kids are always yelling and talking when the teachers are trying to teach so it's hard to learn. No punishment is dealt for anything which is a giant problem. Also there is so much homework it's absolutely horrifying (hours of HW and studying per night). PA is a very hard school to make good grades at. The kids are either making all A's or literally failing. PA teaches through a classical education which includes grammar logic and rhetoric. This involves memorizing speeches Bible verses writing debates and reports constantly. Basically PA is just for a certain type of people. SOO GOOD THINGS Biblical School Small school (no drugs!) BAD THINGS Bullying No Punishment Lots of HW Disruptive Classmates

  • (4 years ago)

    Providence Academy is a super school with superb leadership! Students receive an a top-notch education.

  • (4 years ago)

    Providence Academy has some phenomenal teachers. That is the strong point of this school. Their art and music programs are tops. They do have a lot of cliques and do not deal with bullying. The new elementary principal lacks a discerning spirit and is out of touch with the problems of lewd behavior and constant bullying in the 5th grade. The children at this school are not being prepared for the world and will have much difficulty when the world shows it's ugly head. The enrollment is dropping and I don't believe it is all economically driven. PA needs to take a good hard look at itself. My 5th grader a sensitive kind and good boy will not return. I can get bullying cliques and lack of language programs in public school for free.

  • (4 years ago)

    Please understand when sending your student to Providence Academy PA will either strengthen you and drive you academically and spiritually or it will push you away. In all my years here I have seen some class sizes double and some decline by half I have seen brotherhood and friendship and I have seen separation and cliques I have seen students grow and teachers reach out and I have seen poor judgment calls and hypocrisy. Some students thrive here and some resent it. What I think is very important is that the child has a choice in being there. Please consult your child before sending them to a place like this. It absolutely undebatedly provides them with an excellent education and it DOES provide very scientific research for it's belief system and it does teach both sides--but I have noticed the forced students struggle intensely. Please present choices fairly.

  • (5 years ago)

    This school does not teach a standard science curriculum. If you wish to have you child to have a medieval education that focuses on the bible as science then this is your school. If you wish to have your child taught the fundamentals of science inquiry including BIOLOGY then run the opposite way. This is home-schooling at best.

  • (5 years ago)

    Excellent school that teaches children how to think instead of what to think...

  • (8 years ago)

    We love Providence. We have had three children there for 5 1/2 years and appreciate the academics the spiritual environment the sports and the overall quality. They believe that parents are the primary educators and they are called to walk alongside and help. The staff is professional academically excellent and very caring. Our children are getting a well rounded education from a strong Christian perspective in a protective environment. They are also being taught to think for themselves and we are confident that they will be well prepared to face the world when they graduate. We recommend Providence to anyone who wants their children well educated spiritually emotionally academically and socially1

  • (10 years ago)

    Providence Academy is a wonderful school which teaches a classical education. this means that they teach in a form similar to the greek learning techniques. they teach bible classes such as church history old testament survey and many more. the only major difference between it and public schools is that everything thay teach is taught from a biblical perspective. they have a wide variety of sports and one of the major requirements however is that both parents must be christians for their child to attend and they must be ative in a local church. overall this is a wonderful school.

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