Located in Herriman, Utah, Providence Hall first opened its doors for the 2008-2009 school year as a K-6 public charter school with an enrollment of 700 students. Students are taught within the framework of the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP), learning the foundational skills for inquiry-based learning and development as well as becoming well-rounded, caring, individuals. From the founding of the charter, Providence Hall’s goal was to become an authorized International Baccalaureate school.
In 2010, Providence Hall was named Charter School of the Year by the Utah State Office of Education. Providence Hall was also granted our International Baccalaureate authorization in February of 2012. As one of the first schools in the state to earn this authorization, Providence Hall continued to grow and achieve with each new adventure.
In the 2010-2011 school year, Providence Hall opened a junior high school, encompassing grades 6-9. In the junior high school environment, students are taught to build upon the inquiry foundation they develop in the PYP in the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (MYP). The MYP emphasizes intellectual challenge, encouraging students to make connections between their studies in traditional subjects and the real world. It fosters the development of skills for communication, intercultural understanding and global engagement & essential qualities for young people who are becoming global leaders.
In the 2014-2015 school year, Providence Hall opened a high school, bringing our school total to approximately 2,150 students. Students at the high school level have the opportunity to be taught in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. The IB Diploma Programme (DP) is an academically challenging and balanced educational program that prepares students for success in college and beyond. The program is nationally and internationally-recognized and respected by the world’s leading universities as the most rigorous coursework available to high school students.
As Providence Hall has grown, so has its commitment to the International Baccalaureate programs in our schools, families, and our community. As one of only 12 schools in the nation with the full continuum of K-12 International Baccalaureate programmes, Providence Hall moves forward each year committed to constantly improving our impact as we educate globally-minded, balanced, and rigorously educated world citizens.
Picasso said “You cannot teach painting, you must find it.” It is this concept that lies at the heart of Providence Hall’s philosophy. We realize that you may teach a child but unless they choose to learn it for themselves they will not “find it.” Therefore, in addition to traditional teaching methods, Providence Hall’s instructors employ hands-on experience, reflection, and real-life application as methods of instruction in efforts to convey to students the notion that knowledge is power and a tool that can better one’s life. Cooperatively, these methods of instruction will not only educate with knowledge, but also show the significance of that knowledge, resulting in genuine understanding gained from personal experience. Providence Hall believes that every student has greatness within and those educational experiences should guide and assist students in discovering the best within themselves. We believe that by making education relevant and stimulating, students will develop a love and excitement for learning which will extend beyond the classroom promoting a life of learning.
Providence Hall provides quality education that embraces and magnifies a student’s innate curiosity, individuality and special talents. We acknowledge that students are born with strengths and weaknesses in their learning styles. Providence Hall’s environment encourages each child to develop uniquely and supports each child in achieving his or her full intellectual potential.
Providence Hall recognizes the importance of personal responsibility. By teaching students to set goals and evaluate personal accomplishment, students will build confidence and feel responsible for their learning and growth.