New sign at Providence Catholic School goes back to the future
Providence Catholic School, located in downtown San Antonio at the corner of Brooklyn and St. Mary’s Street, has an updated outdoor sign. With fresh paint and bold colors, the Providence Crest—a symbol of the school’s heritage—takes center stage.
“The symbols of the Crest, Mary holding the child, the urn of wisdom, the scriptures, the cross of Providence, and the eye of God’s Providence ever-present, reflect the values of a Providence education,” explained Principal Alicia Garcia. “Founded by the Congregation of Divine Providence in 1951, the school continues to educate young women in excellence, integrity, faith, and justice. We wanted a school sign that was meaningful to past and future members of the Providence community and a complement to our Providence logo.”
Commissioning the new sign was a project of the Providence Parents’ Club (PPC).
“The mission of the PPC is to promote and support the school,” said Donna Montemayor, President of the PPC. “This year the parents raised money to update the outdoor sign and landscaping throughout the campus. Since the school is located on River North, any signage is under the jurisdiction of the Historical Commission."
“We did initially ask for a digital sign, but were told by the Commission, it would require a petition for an exemption. Essentially we were told digital signs were not part of the current allowances.” Montemayor stated. “We feel our updated sign still announces the spirit of the school.”
About Providence Catholic School: Providence, a college preparatory school for girls grades 6-12, provides a program of academic excellence grounded in faith and trust in a Provident God. Providence prepares young women of diverse backgrounds for the world of tomorrow and encourages them to develop intellectual curiosity, deepen their faith, practice integrity, and seek justice. Established in 1951, Providence is sponsored by the Congregation of Divine Providence.