School History (continued)

     God has greatly blessed Providence Christian School in allowing the facility to open its doors to students in grades K-8 on September 6, 1978, in a rented school facility. Construction began on a new facility, and we entered our new building in December of 1979. Ninth grade was added in 1980. In 1982 the school received state accreditation. In 1988, a high school program involving busing our students to Plymouth High School in Grand Rapids was initiated, allowing all students to receive continuous education from kindergarten through twelfth grade. In 2001, special education became reality when a resource room instructor was added to the faculty to provide assistance in special needs. Eighty to ninety percent of our students stem from the Netherlands Reformed Congregation, with the remainder coming from local conservative church communities. Our smaller school size allows for close teacher-student relationships. The school has a strong support system with close parental ties and offers opportunities for volunteering in several areas. The school's core beliefs in Christian education are directly tied to God's Word. Teachers strive to teach from a Biblical perspective, bringing God's Word to the foreground in all subject areas. Students are also urged to display Christian virtues in their relationship to others. The school is a drug-free school with a well-disciplined environment based on the scriptural belief that all behavior is subject to God's authority above all.