Our son started pre-school at Presbyterian Day School in 2009. He is now in 5th grade and we are still amazed everyday at how much he loves attending school. The faculty and administration at PDS not only teach and mentor boys, but honestly love and care about them, as well. We are so thankful for the top-notch Christian education he has received over the past eight years.
Our son has been a student at PDS for going on 8 years and he just loves it! The Accelerated Reader program excels in getting boys excited about reading and the Bible classes are an incredible addition to our son's spiritual growth. Our son's fourth grade teacher wrote multiple page notes of encouragement on each test and often told the boys that their homework was to go home and get outside. This school understands the emotional, physical, and educational needs of boys. Highly recommend!
My son attended PDS Sr-K-6th grade. The academics are top notch! We loved the Christian environment and how the teachers really care about their students. They fully prepared my son for 7th grade. There is a since of excellence at the school but created in a fun learning environment for boys. Is it perfect? No! But it is a GREAT school, that is doing GREAT things!! I would recommend PDS to anyone looking for a school geared towards teaching boys, it has a nurturing environment but as they get older the boys are expected to be more responsible and independent. "Building Boys, Making Men" is their motto and they do just that.
Superb environment for a student to learn in!! This is our son second year at Presbyterian Day School (PDS) and we love the school! I would highly recommend this school to anyone who is looking for a top-notch, high-quality education for their son! Our son has learned a tremendous amount and has established amazing friendships that will last a lifetime. At drop-off, it is a challenge to stop our son from racing from the car into school to see his teachers and friends. PDS instills the core values of courage, integrity, and compassion in each boy. The faculty and staff of PDS strive for excellence in every capacity, and the attention to detail is amazing. We know that this school will profoundly shape our son's life in a positive way and can't recommend it enough to prospective families!!
We are so happy with our decisioin to send our son to PDS. We transferred from another independent school in Memphis and were nervous that he would have a tough time adjusting to the school because we were told that it was tough for diverse children. That could not be further from the truth. Our son has been embraced by the students, invited to parties and we have had our share of playdates. The school has embraced our family and the mothers are friendly and kind. We have had our share of time in the nurses office for various boy dings and I can tell you that I feel comfortable having a nurse on staff which is not the case at all independent schools. The communication from the school is top notch and they staff and administration are future focused and always looking for ways to challenge the boys. Thumbs Up!
We love the environment at PDS. It is challenging, future focused and dedicated to making boys the best men they can be. I only wish we had sent him to the school beginning in preschool. This school is on par with schools in the northern part of our country. For those transferring in this school will not disappoint.
As parents of a Pre-K boy, we are amazed at the amount of learing that takes place in a shortened day. The teachers are incredibly organized, and the students thrive off the structure provided to them by the teachers and administrators. Our experience thus far has been exceptional.
When we moved from the Chicago area, finding the best school was critical to our successful relocation. PDS has proven, over the past four years, to be one of our best decisions. I have twin boys who are very different. Each have thrived. The school has been an excellent example, in every way, towards 'building boys and making men'
We couldn't be any happier with this amazing school for boys! We love how the teachers structure their teaching to cater to the way boys learn. We also love the 'building boys making men' philosopy which they are taught from pre-k through 6th grade. We feel a partnership with this school in helping our two boys become the best they can be.