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Profile – 2020-21


Victor Beeler


Melinda K. Ernstberger, Ed. D

Mission Statement

Our Lady of Providence Inspires Faith, Empowers Hope, strengthens Love and the Formation of the Whole Person, through Exemplary Catholic Education.


Catholic, Archdiocese of Indianapolis, Indiana

Inter-parochial co-educational secondary school established to serve the parishes of the New Albany Deanery.

School Address

707 Providence Way
Clarksville, Indiana 47129
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Board of Trustees: A participatory decision-making body for policies and strategic planning, established in 1996.

Informal Reference

Providence High School (PHS)


1951 – High School founded by the Sisters of Providence of St-Mary-Of-The-Woods, Terra Haute, Indiana.

1989-2018 – Junior High added to accommodate parishes without elementary schools and/or without grades 7 and 8.

School Colors

Blue and White

School “Word” Logo

School “Graphic” Logo






Athletic Mascot and Logo


Providence provides an outstanding academic preparation for college and career. As a life-prep school, we offer a diverse liberal arts course of study with a strong focus on college preparation and advanced dual credit coursework including AP, ACP, IUS, and IVY Tech coursework.

Accreditations and Memberships

National Catholic Education Association (NCEA)
Indiana High School Athletic Association
Indiana Non-Public Education Association


Blue Ribbon School of Excellence in 2000
Indiana Department of Education Four Star School: 2011-2012, 2012-2013, 2013-2014, 2014-2015, 2015-2016, 2016-2017, 2017-2018 (announced the following school year).

Enrollment – 2020-21

High School – 345 students
Students of Catholic faith – 91%

Diploma Programs

Core 40
Academic Honors

Varsity, JV, and Club Sports

30 – Boys, Girls and Co-Ed

Tuition for 2021-2022 School Year

Deanery – $13,555
Non Deanery – $15,430

Needs-based and Academic Scholarships

Awarded for the 2019-20 school year: $1,087,390


Full time – 32
Part time – 3
Percent with Advanced Degrees – 71%
Teacher-Student Ratio: 14:1

Faith Formation

Theology Curriculum with emphasis on prayer, contemplation, meditation, and journaling
Morning Mass – offered one day per week
Morning Private Prayer – offered daily
Eucharistic Adoration – every Friday before school and first Friday of the month
Advent and Penance services
Monthly Penance opportunity
All-School liturgies per school year – Monthly
Class liturgies per school  year – Two
Student-service – individual hours over 4 years, as well as in school service opportunities
Student Retreats – annually by class, with emphasis on prayer, community life, social justice, and
sacramental living
Liturgical planning
Student Ministries: Prayer, Eucharistic, Lector, Hospitality, and Music

Graduating Class of 2020

83 graduates
Indiana Honors or Technical Honors Diploma recipients – 82%
College Bound – 99%
Community Service hours earned – 6,620
Amount earned in college merit scholarship offers – $8.4 million
College credits earned, including dual college credits, during 2019-2020  year –1,151

Students by Parish

Holy Family (New Albany) – 63
Our Lady of Perpetual Help (New Albany) – 80
Sacred Heart of Jesus (Jeffersonville) – 24
St. Anthony of Padua (Clarksville) – 49
St. Augustine (Jeffersonville) – 5
St. John the Baptist (Starlight) – 2
St. John Paul II – 49
St. Joseph (Corydon) – 4
St. Mary of the Knobs (Floyd Knobs) – 25
St. Mary’s (Lanesville) – 2
St. Mary’s (Navilleton) – 1
St. Mary’s (New Albany) – 10
St. Michael’s (Bradford) – 1
St. Michael’s (Charlestown) – 0
No Parish affiliation – 30

Total 345


Providence is located on 23 acres in historic Clarksville, in Clark County, Indiana. The school is conveniently situated between New Albany (Floyd County) and Jeffersonville (Clark County).

Contact Information

By Mail

707 Providence Way, Clarksville, IN 47129

By Phone

Main Office – 812-945-2538
Admission Office – 812-945-3350
Institutional Advancement – 812-945-3350

By Fax

Main Office – 812-981-2538
Admissions Office – 812-949-1036
Advancement Office – 812-949-1036

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