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Providence is a Catholic, co-educational, college preparatory Augustinian high school in New Lenox, IL.  A dedicated and caring faculty and staff integrate the core Augustinian values of truth, unity and love into all dimensions of student life.  A demanding curriculum, inclusive service programs, competitive athletics and comprehensive extracurricular offerings challenge students in a safe and nurturing environment.  Our most recent graduates earned scholarships valued at nearly $28 million dollars.  These seniors performed in excess of 20,000 hours of community service during their high school careers.  In addition, Providence Catholic has 27 state championship titles; the most among private high schools in the state of Illinois.


Providence Catholic’s Annual Harvest Drive to Conclude with Olympic Celebration and Raffle Drawing 

(New Lenox) - Providence Catholic High School’s annual Fall Harvest Drive officially kicked off on August 27 and will conclude with the grand prize raffle drawing and “Olympic” celebration for students on September 19.  Through the hard work of students, parents, teachers and patrons who supported the school, last year’s drive generated more than $370,000.   “The Harvest Drive is among the most successful student fundraising programs in the nation for Catholic high schools,” said Ed Barrett the school’s Advancement Director.  “Our families understand the importance of its success to the financial well-being of the school.” 

All Providence Catholic students are required to participate in this fundraiser.  Their obligation is met by selling advertisement listing space and/or raffle tickets to businesses, community members, family and friends.  Advertisement listings will be featured in the Harvest Drive E-Directory, which will be accessed through the school’s website. 

Raffle tickets are $10 each and will give the purchaser a chance to win the $10,000 Harvest Drive Grand Prize, which will be drawn on Friday, September 19. There will be additional raffle prizes drawn for 1st through 10th prizes, which range from $100 to $2,000. Winners need not be present.

For more information or to support Harvest Drive, please contact Ms. Jamie O’Brien, Harvest Drive Coordinator at (815) 717-3163 or  



Providence Catholic Celebrates the Class of 2014 Commencement 

(New Lenox) – Providence Catholic High School celebrated the Class of 2014 commencement on June 5 at the Rialto Square Theatre in Joliet.  Each of the 282 members of the class crossed the Rialto stage to receive their PCHS diploma, marking the completion of four successful and memorable years. During the ceremony, Valedictorian Eric Connelly (Tinley Park) and Salutatorian Jessica Talwar (Orland Park) addressed their classmates with powerful words of encouragement and expressed their gratefulness to family, friends and Providence faculty and staff.

During the special awards portion of the graduation ceremony, Athletic Director, Doug Ternik announced Noah Senffner (New Lenox) as the recipient of the Senior Athletic-Spirit Award and Marybeth Galick (Homer Glen) as the recipient of the Jaime Garcia Scholastic Athlete Award.  Fr. John Merkelis, O.S.A. named Dominic Azar (Joliet), Clare Huguelet (New Lenox) and Abigail Persicketti (Manhattan) as the recipients of the Bishop Blanchette Religion award.  Furthermore, Morgan Manghera (Tinley Park) and Sean Murray (Manhattan) received the prestigious Bishop Roger Kaffer Leadership Award.

Ninety-nine percent of the Class of 2014 will continue their education at a college or university.  Approximately 750 scholarships valued at nearly 28 million dollars were offered to this class.  Sixteen percent of this class were named Illinois State Scholars. These seniors performed in excess of 20,000 hours of community service during their high school careers.  Almost 90% of the class participated in at least one of the school’s 21 sports and/or 27 extracurricular activities.  Forty-two students signed National Letters of Intent or made commitments to continue their respective sports at the collegiate level, which is nearly 15% of the class and the highest number in the school’s history.  In addition, this class witnessed many athletic accomplishments including the varsity baseball team’s recent IHSA State Championship and third place finishes at State by both the varsity cheerleaders and poms.  Providence Catholic now has 27 state championship titles; the most among private high schools in the state of Illinois. 

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