Providence Day School

Charlotte, North Carolina

General Information

Founded in 1970, Providence Day School (PDS) is an independent, coeducational college preparatory school located on a 43.5 acre-campus in southeast Charlotte, North Carolina. There are approximately 1,575 students in the Lower (TK-5th grade), Middle (6th-8th grade) and Upper (9th-12th grade) Schools and an administrative and teaching staff of 300. 

PDS is committed to helping its students acquire the essential knowledge, critical-thinking skills, global awareness/citizenship, cultural understanding, and first-hand experiences needed to live, compete, and engage in our changing global community. Students should review online course offerings prior to arrival, so that an individual schedule can be arranged based on interests and availability of courses.

Programs

As part of the Global Studies Diploma program, students can take courses such as Global Civics; Global Issues:  Latin America, Europe, Israel; Global Issues:  Africa, Middle East, South Asia; Global Issues:  East and Southeast Asia; Global Literature; International Games; Eastern and Western Religions; Bioethics; Environmental Studies; and/or Global Theater.

Depending on the time of month, PDS has a monthly Global Speaker Series on-campus and one off-campus where it has local, national, and international speakers discuss a variety of topics from human trafficking to trade relations between Brazil and the US with the Brazilian Ambassador to the US.

PDS also hosts exchange students and travel abroad to develop a 21st century global citizen.

World Languages

PDS offers five world languages including Spanish, German, French, Mandarin Chinese, and Latin at all levels that a student can experience.

It also has connections in the city for international business, particularly with German companies, banking, and in the energy sector.

Living Arrangements and Travel

Network students will live in the homes of Providence Day School families. Students should fly into Charlotte-Douglass International Airport (CLT) and bring spending money for extra programs, souvenirs, and food expenditures on campus.

Charlotte is the largest city in the U.S. state of North Carolina and the seat of Mecklenburg County. In 2012, the estimated population of Charlotte according to the U.S. Census Bureau was 775,202, making it the 17th largest city in the United States based on population. The city is a major U.S. financial center, the second largest financial center by assets following New York City.  It is also home of the Carolina Panthers, the Charlotte Bobcats, the Charlotte Hounds of Major League Lacrosse, the NASCAR Hall of Fame, and the U.S. National Whitewater Center.

Application Procedure

Students interested in visiting Providence Day should complete the Network Student Information Form and return it to the Network Advisor at their home school.

Dates

All programs are individually arranged for a duration of two weeks.  Visits are not possible during the two weeks prior to winter break or during the month of May. See School Calendar for vacation dates.

Download this information in PDF format here: PROVIDENCE.pdf


Jordan Benoit

Advisor Name: Jordan Benoit
Phone: (704) 887-6000 ext. 4919
Email: jordan.benoit@providenceday.org
Advisor Name: Katie Kirkland
Phone: (704) 887-6093
Email: katie.kirkland@providenceday.org