Over the past 18 months, we have been looking deeply at our great school in an effort to make PDS even better. We have interviewed constituents from every area of the school, photographed our boys and faculty in action, and looked for the ways in which PDS is unique in both Memphis and the United States.
We believe we have captured the true essence of PDS in our new website, view book, and a new tagline for the school:
At PDS, we know boys: how to teach them, reach them, and channel their energies in positive productive ways. We accept each boy with a vision for his future. A vision that includes solid academics, a unified approach to character education, and the desire to meet the individual needs of every child. We want to help each boy become better and stronger in every way.
You may notice that our logo has changed a bit. As we strive to help each boy become better, we want to capture that spirit in all that we do. Our signature program, Building Boys, Making Men, will continue to be a major focus of our school. Chaplain Braxton Brady has additional time in his day to help our entire school community focus on the character development of our boys. We are creating new content for our boys and seeking ways to serve our parents.
We anticipate many new things on the horizon, and we look forward to sharing them with you in the next few weeks. For now, enjoy these last days of summer break. Soon I will be shaking your son’s hand as I welcome him to the 2016–17 school year.