Founded in 1970, Providence Day School is an independent, nonsectarian, coeducational college preparatory school serving approximately 1,600 students in transitional kindergarten through 12th grade. Committed to academic excellence, global diversity and character development, PDS seeks to inspire in its students a passion for learning, a sense of social responsibility and a commitment to personal integrity. Cited for excellence by the U.S. Department of Education, the College Board Advanced Placement Program and the National Council of Teachers of English, PDS provides a challenging and diverse college preparatory curriculum.
Providence Day School was recognized as one of North Carolina’s 50 most family-friendly employers by Carolina Parenting, Inc., every year since 1999 until the award was discontinued in 2016. The award recognized employers for their initiatives in helping N.C. parents balance work and home life.
The Providence Day School community welcomes people of diverse backgrounds and beliefs who share a commitment to respect one another and accept differences. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer with a policy of nondiscrimination in the treatment of employees or applicants for employment without consideration of race, color, ethnicity, religion, age, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, disability, gender or gender identity.
Providence Day School is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, is a member of ABC (A Better Chance), and holds memberships in the National Association of Independent Schools, Southern Association of Independent Schools, North Carolina Association of Independent Schools, Educational Records Bureau, National and Southern Associations for College Admission Counseling, the Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development, and the College Board.
Providence Day School’s World Language TK-12 program is driven by the standards provided by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). Our Lower School language program was nationally recognized in 2016 in receiving the Melba D. Woodruff Award for Exemplary Elementary Foreign Language Program.