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Providence High School

Address: 511 S Buena Vista St, Burbank, CA 91505
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Description Providence High School

The Independent School of Cooperative Education Providence High School was founded in 1955 by the Providence Sisters who wanted to create an institution of quality academic education with strong moral principles (the official religion is Catholicism). Today the school enjoys well-deserved popularity and fame, respect for the colleagues in the educational worldю This school has Accreditation of the Western Catholic Education Association (WCEA) and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), is actively working in the California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS). The institution is a member of the Blue Ribbon High School.

Initially, the Providence High School was only for girls - coeducation was accepted only in 1974, and the campus was organized for young men. Today about 400 children from different countries of the world are studying here (mostly Americans). The official slogan and credo is "You Belong Here".

Providence High School participates in the Nacel Open Door F-1 Public School Program, an international program aimed at providing foreign students with the opportunity to study in US government institutions in the High School program. The peculiarity of this course is the comprehensive, constant support of international students: the curators understand well that many children for the first time have left their country for long time, and strive to provide them with the most comfortable and convenient conditions. The Nacel program has been working successfully for over 10 years, hundreds of students have participated in it - only now about 500 students are involved in it, many of whom decided to repeat or extend the previous course. Such useful services are offered free of charge and on an ongoing basis:

  • Regional director and local coordinator is responsible for the quality of the student placement, monitors the relevant conditions of studying and residence, helps to solve administrative and everyday issues - the coordinator is assigned to each student personally;
  • Social staff, specially studied and qualified to work with foreign students;
  • 24-hour telephone helpline and support where the student can address any problem or question;
  • The travel coordinator is responsible for travel and transfer, arranges a meeting and seeing off, keeps track of the flight schedule and their changes.

In high school students not only lay the foundation for basic, key knowledge in academic subjects, but also instill valuable social and personal qualities. Graduates should be ready for life in a multinational modern society, should respect another's point of view, with understanding of treating people of different nationalities, cultures, religions, and freely communicate with each other. It is understanding and mutual respect that underlies successful cooperation and peace throughout the world. Students become more independent, tolerant, learn to take responsibility for their words and deeds, demonstrate maturity in their judgments, self-confidence and their own strength.

Teaching programs in US schools are selective: this requires students not only to be successful, but also to have good behavior and knowledge of etiquette, involvement in extracurricular life, active participation in activities, groups and sections. In turn, employees and teachers are fully responsible for the health and safety of their wards. Public schools in America are very positive about student exchange, support these courses in every possible way and participate in them with pleasure: it helps to diversify the ethnic and cultural makeup of students, to make learning and pastime more interesting and comfortable, and to teach children to communicate with each other.

Consider the fact that American schools do not guarantee foreign students the transfer of educational loans received early, receiving a diploma and compulsory admission - all this depends on the perseverance and diligence of a particular student. There may also be a partial repetition of the educational course in the home school and the US institution - this is due to the difference in the curricula.

The age of students is 15 to 18 years, the minimum period of study is 1 academic year (from August to June). The institutions supporting this program are located in various American states: North Carolina, Maine, Vermont, California. They may have slightly different academic programs - a unified, strictly standard in this regard, no. As a rule, students are engaged on weekdays from 8:00 to 15:30. The school provides enough time for lunch - you can go to a local cafe or cafeteria, eat lunch brought from home.

Programs and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Providence High School

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from 39 390 $ / year

At school, children are studied according to the classical, effective program of high school, in addition learning three priority areas:

  • Medicine;
  • Technology;
  • Film production (cinema).

In general, the curriculum of the senior school includes the following subjects (although, as already mentioned, each educational institution can adjust it at its own discretion):

  • English Language and Literature
  • Natural Sciences
  • Physics, medicine, hygiene, science of healthy lifestyles
  • Mathematics
  • Social (humanities) sciences: the history of the United States, the Constitution, the US Parliament
  • Business Courses
  • Psychology
  • Philosophy
  • Economy
  • Industrial Design.

Additionally, high school students can pass the profile programs Honours and Advanced Placement (AP): for them subjects are chosen independently, with the help of teachers and special consultants. When preparing the curriculum, the selected university or college for admission, the specialty and its specific academic requirements are taken into account.

Accommodation and food

All host families in which pupils live are constantly monitored and supervised by Providence High School staff, with most of the cooperation going on for many years. They are decent and calm people, receiving sufficient compensation for their careful and caring attitude towards foreign students (usually a payment higher on the east coast due to a higher standard of living). Both family members and students are constantly interviewed to monitor the level of comfort and security provided to the inernational students. Living in a family is an excellent opportunity to constantly communicate with native speakers, to learn more about the traditions and culture of Americans, their national characteristics. For long summer holidays, students return to their home country. Note:

  • The international students are not allowed to drive a car;
  • Alcohol and drug use, smoking is prohibited;
  • Students are not allowed to work during studying.

Pocket costs per month are on average $ 300-400.

Subjects, specialties

Subjects list: art, Basics of health protection, Career development course, English, maths, Natural Sciences, physical Culture, social sciencies

Events Providence High School

Classroom activities are not all that await foreign students at Providence High School. The institution necessarily organizes an interesting and diverse extra-curricular program: various excursions and walks, clubs, sports and creative sections, leisure and cognitive activities. Active participation is expected from all students: it will help show their talents and reveal potential, find new friends and like-minded people.

Traditionally, Americans pay great attention to sports, especially football (American and soccer) and basketball. Formed school teams, matches and games collect large stadiums, organize their support groups and fans, develops and sells special attributes with personal colours and symbols, team talismans. Providence High School also popular running competitions: they are held among boys and girls for short and medium distances.

In addition, special contests of performing arts and crafts, a reward for Christian activities, and a campus management service are organized. There is a studio of vocals and dramatic skills, concerts and performances, theme days and national evenings are constantly arranged.

Term dates and fees

The cost of studying is (1 academic year, accommodation - boarding house) 39390 $.

Please note that not all fees and surcharges are included in the cost of Providence High School programs. There are additional costs not included in the total price of education:

  • Registration fee (non-refundable) = $ 250
  • Teaching aids, books and materials
  • Additional physical education classes or some electives
  • Some activities and excursions
  • Classes in laboratories
  • Air tickets for both parties, travel insurance (from flight delay, loss of luggage, etc.)
  • Examination fees
  • Visa fees and services
  • School lunches
  • Transportation costs (before school and back)
  • Personal pocket expenses = approximately $ 300-400.

The price includes:

  • Administrative fees
  • Host family accommodation (accommodation and meals, boarding house)
  • Studying on the selected program
  • 2 collective recreational activities per year
  • Monthly full reports for parents, annual progress and activity report
  • Round-the-clock support and assistance, hot line operation
  • Medical insurance
  • English language course E-learning.

Entry requirements and extra fees how to apply, what is required to enrol

Prior to enrolling in Providence High School, each entrant is interviewed (via Skype). A student must meet the following requirements:

  • 15 to 18 years
  • Has no higher education, received at home
  • He has a sufficient level of English and wants to improve it
  • Prefers education in the United States according to the state education program
  • It is administered by a flexible budget and has sufficient financial support
  • Demonstrates good and excellent academic knowledge.

The standard package of documents should contain as much as possible full information about the student, his academic successes, extra-curricular activities, mental and physical health. Usually you need a medical card indicating the vaccinations made, an introductory essay (written by the entrant himself on the topic "Why do I want to study at your school?"). It will also be useful to provide all the certificates, awards, medals, certificates, thank you letters - in short, everything that confirms achievements in the academic, sports or creative fields. In addition, Providence High School can organize entrance examinations in basic disciplines.

Admission dates vary - we recommend clarifying this issue in advance at the selected school. The application can be submitted after the official deadline, but it will be considered only if there are vacancies on the course.


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Providence High School reviews

Good day. Is this school catholic?
SMAPS Manager
Good day. This school is sponsored by the Catholic community, school students participate in charitable church events.

Recommendations on when to apply

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- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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