"Alpha children grow up with grace, confidence, respect, gratitude and are extremely compassionate"
Fantastic support from teachers, administrators and staff. Outstanding student to teacher ratio and personalized attention. Challenging academics that engage advanced learners. Wide selection of after school activities and sports for all students, even the youngest. Active, kind, and welcoming families. Outperforms highly rated public school in all areas."
"Our daughter is at PHAS and we absolutely love it! We are constantly impressed by how Alpha School is ahead of the curve on all fronts. We are impressed with our daughter's handwriting abilities, reading, math skills, Spanish acquisition, art, logic, science, and so on. The curriculum has a lot of overlap so you are learning logic and math, current events while reading and writing, etc.
The teachers are fantastic, and very caring. Principal Ruefle is very involved and so is the admissions and office staff. Alpha feels more like a family than anything. Our daughter has made so many friends and thoroughly enjoys her time at the school. We recommend it to all we know, it's like the hidden gem of the north hills."
"Like so many people, we had planned on living in a "good" school district and sending our daughter to public school. However, the pandemic changed everything and we decided to consider private school. It's hard to describe, but the moment I walked into Alpha school I knew it was the right place for my child. It felt safe, warm, and wholesome. We have been here half a year now and it has been amazing for my child and our family! As a first grader who did virtual charter school for kindergarten, she was a bit behind her Alpha classmates. But due to the small class size, Ms. Walters was able to catch her up quickly. My daughter likes her classwork and now she pushes herself to learn things that are difficult for her, whereas last year she just wanted to quit when something was hard. She and her Alpha classmates encourage each other to do their best, but without any unhealthy competition. The entire class is friends and my child (who is sensitive) has never complained about anyone treating anyone unkind, and no one gets left out. She looks forward to going to school. I see the principal, Mrs. Ruefle, every day at drop off and pick up, along with many of the other teachers and staff. They all know my child's name. They all work to make sure she has everything she needs to be successful physically, mentally, and spiritually. I drive away feeling at peace, knowing my child will be cared for. And I pick her up every day, knowing she'll have good things to tell me about her day. That is priceless to me."
—Amanda, Alpha Parent
"My husband and I went on a tour of Providence Heights Alpha when we were trying to decide where to send our daughters to school. We didn’t know what to expect but walked away knowing 100% this was the school where we wanted our girls to learn and grow. Aside from the stellar academic program, there is such a genuine sense of community and care for the families and children. Alpha is giving our children the skills they need not only to navigate the world as intellectual members of society but kind and compassionate ones as well. The faculty and staff see the individual gifts and uniqueness of each child. As parents, that gives us full confidence that Alpha is a truly special place."
—Julie, Alpha Parent
"We knew we wanted our kids to go to a private school. There are a lot of options within a 20 minute drive from us, so it was hard narrowing it down. We liked that Alpha was traditional, affordable, and offered a lot of different subjects and extra-curricular activities to suit the personalities of both our kids. We toured Alpha and were thoroughly impressed by the campus, the curriculum, the staff, and the teachers. It's also a very welcoming and kind community. We continuously recommend Alpha to all our friends and neighbors. Oh, and if you have any doubts whatsoever, just look at their standardized test scores!"
—Jessica, Alpha Parent
"From the early days of kindergarten to the more formative years of elementary school, we were impressed with the comprehensive curriculum delivered by caring, nurturing teachers. The ability for PHAS to provide small class groupings in core subjects enabled our daughters to receive personalized attention allowing them to develop confidence in their abilities, as well as resiliency when met with a challenge." Read More
—Christina, Alpha Parent
"Our son started kindergarten this year and we could not be happier with our decision to send him to the Providence Heights Alpha School. The class sizes are small, the curriculum is engaging, and our son is always excited to talk about what he learned that day. I never thought he would make such notable progress in just one year. The teachers at Alpha are completely invested in each of their students and it shows. I'm so thankful that the Alpha School was able to make my son's first year of elementary school a positive experience."
—Jocelyn, Alpha Parent
When asked why she chose to send her daughter to Alpha in spite of stellar local school districts, Alpha parent, Maria Sinclair responds easily: "I am concerned with her learning values. We wanted her in a prayerful environment. Also, when we looked at different schools, we saw that Alpha students were better prepared and superbly well-spoken, and that is what I wanted for my daughter." Read More
—Maria, Alpha Parent
On her journey to finding the perfect school, mother Ada DeFanti remembers, "after consulting extensive research and looking at several schools, we visited Alpha. As we reached the steps of the magnificent building, a class of kindergarten students passed by. With a smile, each one of them said to our guide, 'Good morning, Ms. Patty.' Immediately sensing an air of trust, respect, family and friendship, I was hooked on Alpha." Read More
—Ada, Alpha Parent
"We knew during the introductory tour. We instinctively felt that we were in the right place. The beautiful campus, the small classes, the superior technology, the excellent teachers, and the high level of communication, combined with the values that my husband and I received from Catholic education, and we were sold." Read More
—Anita, Alpha Parent
"My experience at Alpha put me in the mindset to succeed in high school. The small class sizes allow for a very hands-on learning experience. The atmosphere is one of support and encouragement, family and faith. I made some of my best memories while attending Providence Heights Alpha and encourage everyone to learn more about this amazing place.
—Ryan, Alpha Alum
In an e-mail to the admissions office, new Alpha parent, Chrissy, had this to say: "I just wanted to let you know how happy we have been with our new year at Alpha. Every teacher and staff member has gone out of their way to make Olivia feel so welcome. We especially want to testify to the amazing 1st grade teachers, Miss Olivo and Mrs. DeVore, who have had continued an open door approach with us throughout the year. We communicate often about Olivia's progress and have worked together to create an approach that works for her. She has improved so much over the year and we know it's because of the work we were able to do together. We couldn't be more pleased. Also, they have shown nothing but love and affection for our whole family. Our other kids are always greeted with a huge hug anytime we are at the school. This is so encouraging as we know our children are and always will be Miss Olivo and Mrs. DeVore's main priority."
—Chrissy, Alpha Parent
"We wanted to let you know that we have decided that Chip will attend Shady Side Academy for high school in the fall. He received an academic/merit scholarship and will also play hockey for SSA. We were so pleased that SSA was impressed with his academic success to award him the academic scholarship. We attribute much of this to his wonderful education at Providence Heights Alpha School. Alpha has provided him with a strong foundation, particularly in math and writing, that he will build upon at SSA for his future success. The Admissions staff was impressed with his speaking skills, which he has developed through multiple opportunities at Alpha, such as reading at Mass and roles in school plays. Thank you for your assistance with the completion of the reference/recommendation forms throughout this process. We appreciate all that you & the wonderful teachers at Alpha have done for Chip!"
—Amy, Alpha Parent
"Alpha is where I found my best friends. The family environment is truly unique. You will never find a place where you can build better relationships with teachers than Alpha. The academics are exceptional and will beyond prepare you for high school. If you choose Alpha, you will feel valued, and you will have so many opportunities to learn and grow."
—Louisa, Alpha Alum
"Alpha was not only great academically, but also socially, because smaller class sizes allowed for more friendships to be made and grown, and also students and teachers were able to have a good relationship, being able to ask anything at almost any time. Academically, I loved Alpha because each class was challenging enough to keep me engaged, but not too challenging to the point that I would become frustrated, and (this ties in with the social aspect) I was able to ask questions whenever I needed. All of this together allowed me to learn everything I would need to know to get through this first year of high-school, and it taught me how to learn in many different situations, which will continue to help me in the future. Overall, I loved Alpha and would recommend it to just about everyone!
—Anthony, Alpha Alum
"Dear Mrs. Cessar,
Thank you so much for preparing me for the challenges of high school. It was a breeze having to adapt from 7th grade biology to freshman biology...You strengthened my ability to apply scientific concepts to real world problems. I cannot even begin to explain how useful these skills are going to be." Read More
—ake, Alpha Alum
"Dear Mr. Beacham,
I am writing to thank you for preparing me for my high school English class. Reading Shakespeare and analyzing it prepared me for reading Macbeth this year." Read More
—Matthew, Alpha Alum