Taking it One Step at a Time — Burgeoning Providence Hall develops as it gets closer to varsity competition

In a frigid hall in the Santa Barbara foothills, an off-Broadway production of sorts prepared for its dress rehearsal. This practice didn’t produce any song and dance numbers, but rather the sounds of squeaking shoes — courtesy of the Providence Hall High School basketball teams — that are still away from showing off their best moves. … The school, which opened in 2007, has stressed the importance of having a sports program since day one, according to headmaster David Winter. Winter, who was the president at Westmont College from 1976 to 2001, took over at Providence Hall two years ago with one of his primary goals to build enrollment through athletics via the two basketball teams, girls volleyball, cross country, and track and field. more

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