Providence Christian Academy is on schedule to complete a 4,200 square foot addition to the current school building in time for the first day of school next year. The many months of planning, construction and designing every detail of the new addition will be complete this July.
“This is an exciting time for Providence Christian Academy,” says Butch Vaughn, Headmaster of PCA. “We are very pleased with the progress and look forward to beginning the next school year in our new buildings.”
The two new buildings will allow PCA to house additional classes from pre-K through high school. The buildings have been designed to provide separate, defined areas within the school for elementary, middle and high school students. In order to visually reinforce PCA’s commitment to the Classical model of education, separate hallways within PCA will be labeled as School of Grammar, School of Logic, and School of Rhetoric.
The new building located in the front of the campus will house all School of Grammarelementary classes and includes 25 additional classrooms, a library/ media center, and a new front office with a conference room and additional office spaces.
The new front building will also feature skylights in the main entrance, an enclosed elementary courtyard, and cheerful, light-filled classrooms, all designed to provide a welcoming and caring learning environment for students.
The new building at the back of the campus includes two new music classrooms, two new art classrooms, a kiln room, boys’ and girls’ locker rooms, a weight room, and a new multi-purpose room.
The new multi-purpose room will feature a specialized floor that will allow the space to be utilized as a lunchroom, gymnasium and theater space. It will also be equipped with sound-absorbing features including acoustical ceiling tiles to allow for optimum sound quality during presentations and special events. The space will connect to a new serving line and food storage spaces to allow for expanded food options at lunch.
At the end of the current school year, the existing Lower School building will be completely renovated with new paint, carpet, and storage areas and will then serve as the Upper School building. The Upper School building will include Upper School offices, the middle school School of Logic, and the high school School of Rhetoric.
“We are grateful for the generosity of our families, friends and community leaders,” says Bette McFarland, PCA Development Director, noting that more than $2.5 million has already been pledged in support of the project.
When completed, the school’s new main entrance, at 410 DeJarnette Street, will provide ample space for vehicles to drop off and pick up students. New parking spaces at the front of the building will provide convenient parking areas for parents and visitors.
Providence Christian Academy is currently enrolling for PreK- 12th grade. Students will begin the 2014-15 school year in the newly opened buildings.
Established in 1996, Providence Christian Academy is an academically advanced, inter-denominational classical Christian school without affiliation to any one church body. PCA is a non-profit school governed by an independent and self-perpetuating Board of Directors. PCA’s mission is to teach students to seek God’s truth and equip them with the tools for a lifetime of learning. To learn more about PCA, visit www.providencechrisitan.com or call (615) 904-0902 to schedule a tour.