Welcome to Providence Hall Junior High!
Here at PHJH we tell all of our students and teachers that WE ARE A FAMILY. That means that we treat each other respectfully, we help each other out, and most importantly we care about each other. We have an enrollment of over 750 students and over 80 faculty and staff. We want to make sure that every student feels cared for and supported and truly enjoys coming to school each day.
There are some unique traditions at PHJH that help us create this unique family culture. For example, every day two students are nominated as "Patriot of the Day" by teachers and celebrated over the announcements for doing great things in the school. Every week a faculty or staff member is recognized for his or her service to the school. Every month we have an assembly that allows us to meet as a school family and learn and grow together. Once a month all of our teachers eat lunch with all of the students. At the end of the year we host what we call "The Patriot Games" which involve academic, physical, and service oriented competitions between students and teachers of all three grades, culminating in one grade level crowned as the year's champion. Last year the 6th graders took home the crown!
Providence Hall is also one of the only schools nation-wide that offers a complete K-12 International Baccalaureate curriculum. The Junior High is an IB accredited Middle Years Programme school. This means that if you visit our classrooms you will see students actively engaged in inquiry-based learning. Lessons are taught in a way that fosters an environment of academic rigor, creativity, and problem solving applicable to the world in which students live. We teach students to Think Critically, Communicate Effectively, and Act Responsibly. You will also notice a well-functioning system of academic interventions and support that allows students to achieve success according to their own abilities and desires.
All of our teachers are highly certified and trained in IB pedagogy and philosophy. We have two full-time Counselors on staff as well as a Student Progress Coordinator and MTSS Coordinator who work closely with students to help them succeed.
I hope you'll get to know us a little better either through our website or a visit to our campus. I'm sure you will fall in love with Providence Hall like I have. Feel free to contact me or our front office if you have any questions. Go Patriots!