This annual festival is held in late September. Each year the activities are designed to celebrate the writings of an author through costumes, food, crafts, games, and various competitions.
- 2016 – Sherlock Holmes writings of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
- 2015 – C.S. Lewis’ Narnia series
- 2014-2008 – Mark Twain
Grammar School Festivals
Each class in grades 1 through 4 has a celebration/costume day to bring to life the period of history studied during the school year. The students wear costumes of the period, make crafts, give presentations, and share what they have learned with the school community.
St. Louis is a great location for field trips and the Providence grammar school classes take full advantage of these opportunities. Field trips are generally targeted to coincide with an aspect of the curriculum that the students are studying, either in history, literature or science. Some of the places visited in grades K-6 include:
- Missouri Botanical Gardens
- St. Louis Science Center
- St. Louis Zoo
- Museum of Westward Expansion
- St. Louis Art Museum
- St. Louis History Museum
- Weir World Llamas and Alpacas
- Cahokia Mounds
- Fort Des Chartres
- Missouri Mines State Historic Site
- St. Francios State Park
- Claire Gempp Davidson Conservation Area
- The Magic House
- Mehlville Fire Station
- Eckert’s Country Farms
- Thomas F. Eagleton United States Courthouse
- Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra Young People’s Concerts
- KFUO Radio Station
- Holocaust Museum and Learning Center
Sixth Grade Trip
As they begin their study of American history, our sixth grade students take an extended historical tour of colonial sites in Virginia, including Williamsburg, Jamestown, Yorktown, and Monticello.
Biennially, a group of Providence 11th and 12th graders go to Europe together, seeing the sites that were foundational to the Western Civilization they have been studying.