Three years ago and after we toured and attended 9 private school open houses. We knew we were home when we arived at PDS. An awesome location with such a breathtakingly beautiful campus. Not to mention top educators, high-tech and state of the art facilities and awesome summer and extended day programs. PDS has certainly continued to raise the bar out of eyesight of the other NC private schools. Their prescription of including only the best and brightest has kept their Southeast Sure, the tuition is a bit more than the other area private schools but that's EXCELLENCE, right? Providence Day School...Ahhhh, there's no place like home. Parents of three PDS students (5th, 3rd and 1st grade)
A Class of 2004 PDS Alum' and current Princeton University undergrad'. PDS is superb! GO CHARGERS!
Providence Day School (PDS) is by far the best school in the state of NC. I have two graduates of PDS, of which one is a recent graduate of Duke University, my second child currently attends Duke Univ. and my youngest child is a sophomore at PDS. PDS accepts only the best and brightest (top 5% ) . The acadmic program is educationally rigourous, the teachers are high caliber and the facilities are state of the art. The althletic programs are great and include personal trainers. Providence employs only the best teachers for their students. PDS has the best and the brightest and is truly Charlotte's finest.
Porvidence Day School is by far the best school in the Charlotte area and one of the best in NC. The students receive an excellent education. The teaching and administration is by far the best in the country. The facilities and technology are state of the art and cutting edge. This is where you go if you want the best for your child.
Providence Day is simply the best private school in the Southeast. Very difficult to get accepted as admission is based on your child being the best of the best instead of being all kids of alums. PDS kids get accepted at the best colleges. Incredibly high tech campus; great location; unbelievable new facilities; best extended day and summer programs due to lots of career moms; honor code school; kids are not 'cliquey' because many come from outside Charlotte; great sports teams and extracurricular activities; global attitude and teaching style. PDS is a well oiled machine. I could not be happier with my kids' experience and education. You will get your money's worth!
I think honestly that this school is a very high quality school as far as academics, however as far as individuality and being able to do what you want in the environment doesn't seem to happen. The teachers are wonderful for the most part. One thing that I must say is: IF your child wants to be into the arts program, especially theatre, this is probably NOT the best place to go. The administration is VERY conservative of what art can be produced in the school. I do think that PDS is a great school in relation to others in the city though. Just quiet a hefty pay.
Providence Day School has an excellent curriculm for grades K-12. Students are tested and accepted upon basis of their intellectual capacity, which must be in the top percentiles. Curriculum is geared accordingly to challenge students to press the limits of their own achievement potentials. Teachers take personal interest in and lend encouragement--one-on-one--to students. Extra-curricular activities and special school projects which involve students both indivitually and collectively build good interpersonal relationships and self-esteem. Students have a warm feeling of 'family [i.e. Providence Day] belonging.' From K-12 curriculm is ever encouraging students to expand their horizons, to learn, experience, and enjoy more and better. At Providence Day every parent should rest assured that the students are receiving an education for the Academically Gifted and will test well on college entrance exams so they can attend almost any specific college/university of their own choice. Approximately 100% of graduates go on to Ivy League and Prestegious colleges/universities of higher learning. I, myself, was a Certified teacher, guidance counselor,and principal, and uniquely equipped to evaluate schools. I could not have been more pleased with a school than I was with my dauther's experience at Providence Day. She, herself, would give the same glowing assessment of Providence Day.
My children went to Providence Day School when it first was getting started. They both got a good education and today they are leaders in their field. It was hard work for us all. Car pooling and packing lunches, but worth it all.
This school has provided my children with a wonderful education, great friends and the opportunity to learn in an exceptional environment. The teachers work with each child as an individual, allowing each to learn at their optimum pace, and with much care.
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