PCA was conceived by the Holy Spirit and planted in the heart of Sheila Given in the spring of 1994 while she was participating in an Experiencing God bible study. After much prayer and dialogue with various church and educational leaders, God lead Mrs. Given to home-school educators Nancy and Jim Carter, who felt led to join God’s project. In August 1996, a community-wide meeting was held which attracted over ninety adults desiring a new, free-standing,inter-denominational, Christian school committed to academic excellence in Murfreesboro.
From the community-wide meeting emerged a group of additional leaders including Melody and Bill Noah, Steve and Diane Preston, Glyn and Betsy Boone, Gary Holt, and Frank Hall. Each brought diverse gifts and abilities which they hoped to offer for the start of the new school. Particularly Mrs. Given, Mrs. Carter, and Mrs. Noah each brought elements which were to become the pillars of the future Providence Christian Academy.
During the stabilizing years from 1997 until 2003, the faculty grew in number, experience and expertise, and student enrollment continued to grow. PCA originally enjoyed the gracious hospitality of several local churches until 1997 when 10 acres of land and the horse stable that our Upper School building is currently housed in were donated by the Northsprings Development Group. PCA remodeled this horse stable into the first existing school building. In 2002 , the Board determined that there was significant interest within the school community to undertake a $2.5 million building project. This was successfully completed in September of 2004. Coinciding with the joyful opening of the new building, PCA experienced a heartbreaking loss on September 29, 2004, when our headmaster, Mr. James Frazee, passed away unexpectedly. God has been faithful, and enrollment numbers continue to increase at Providence Christian Academy, and the school now educates students in grades Pre-K through 12th grade. In May of 2010, PCA held an inaugural graduation ceremony for its first group of seniors.
In June 2010, PCA became fully accredited by ACSI, Association of Christian Schools International. In Febuary of 2011, PCA became fully accredited by SACS, Southern Association of Colleges and School. The school is housed on 19 acres, with two buildings totaling over 39,000 square feet. PCA has 23 operational classrooms, a library, a multi-purpose room used primarily as a lunchroom, science lab, and a full-sized high school gym.