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Photos from yesterday's dedication of the Tully-Sharp Science Lab. See also: Tully-Sharp Science Lab to Be Dedicated on August 28
Published in Archived News
Monday, October 22, 2012

Renshaw '07 Earns Perfect Score

Congratulations to Andrew Renshaw ’07 for acing the ACT.  Renshaw received the highest possible composite score (36).  In 2011 over 1.6 million students took the ACT and only 734 earned a perfect score.
Published in Archived News
Project Zero, based at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and recognized as one of the world’s leading professional development programs for educators, is coming to Memphis next year, February 13-15, 2014. The conference will be at Presbyterian Day School and is presented by the Center for the Advancement and…
Published in Homepage News
Presbyterian Day School's recent announcement about PDS and The Martin Institute for Teaching Excellence being selected to host the Harvard Graduate School of Education's Project Zero Conference in 2014 was featured in today's Commercial Appeal: Harvard partners with Presbyterian Day School to offer conference in Memphis Harvard University will be conducting…
Published in Homepage News
Saturday's edition of The Commercial Appeal includes an article on our customized approach to math. Student Learning Thrives in High-Tech Classroom Photo by Jim WebberEarly afternoon math class at Presbyterian Day School looks unusually like a think tank. Wifi work stations are scattered around a large room. Boys of all ages are…
Published in Homepage News
Friday, July 19, 2013

Head of School Search

In June of 2013, the PDS Board of Trustees constituted a Head of School Search Committee, as current Headmaster Lee Burns offered his resignation as of the summer of 2014 to become the next Headmaster of the McCallie School, effective the summer of 2014.

The Search Committee is chaired by Mr. John Colcolough (former Chairman of the PDS Board of Trustees), and members include Mr. Pat Bassett, ex-officio, Board Chairman Mr. Don Batchelor, trustee Mr. Howard Graham, former trustee Mr. Larry Jensen, administrator Mrs. Cathy Kyle, trustee Mrs. Stephanie Linkous, alumni association President Mr. John Phillips, former trustee Mrs. Chris Sanders, trustee Mr. Steve Sansom, and trustee Mr. Duncan Williams. The Board of Trustees is responsible for hiring the Head of School.

The position description outlines the history, programs, community, faculty, financial situation of the school as well as the duties and qualities expected in a new Head of School.

We invite interested candidates to read through the sections of the Position Description.

Position Description (PDF)

Published in About PDS
Monday, August 06, 2018

Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees selects a Headmaster to direct, manage, and operate all aspects of PDS. The Board also sets policies on broad, strategic issues; develops and adopts long-range plans, and secures the resources for their implementation; assures appropriate stewardship of the school’s financial and other resources; and sets annual tuition and fees. They thoughtfully limit their engagement to these matters and leave all aspects of school operations to the headmaster.

Members of the Board of Trustees for the 2019–2020 year are:

Mr. John Alexander, Chairman
Raymond James Financial

Mr. Carter Fontaine Campbell, Sr. ‘85
National Property Concepts

Mr. Ali Chambers
Lead Pastor of Vision/Preaching
Mosaic Church

Rev. Michael Davis
Teaching Pastor
Downtown Church

Mr. Preston Frazer
VP of Loss Prevention, Security and Safety

Mr. Earl W. Houston, II
Martin Tate

Mr. Will Levy
Oak Hall & Vineyard Vines by Oak Hall

Mr. Wilson Allen Moore ‘90
Managing Director, Investments
Raymond James

Mr. Richard C. Moore, Jr.

Mr. Patrick Lincoln Nelson
Lehman-Roberts Company

Mrs. Susan Patterson
Community Volunteer

Mr. Chad Spencer
Dufresne Spencer Group

Mr. Scott Stafford
Evolve Bank and Trust

Michael Stockburger
Westchester Group Investment Management, Inc.

Mrs. Lindsey Tayloe
Community Volunteer

Mr. Hunter Witherington ‘92
SSM Partners

Mr. James D. Witherington
SSM Partners

Mr. David Work ’67
Alumni Board Chair

Rev. Todd Erickson (ex-officio)
Pastoral Executive
Second Presbyterian Church

Mr. Steve Hancock (ex-officio)
Presbyterian Day School

Published in General Information
Thursday, April 18, 2013

u.knight! - Create, Design, Imagine

u.knight for the future! At PDS, Art classes allow students a chance to develop cognitive and creative skills, as well as their imagination. Research confirms that art classes strengthen students’ problem solving and critical thinking skills, adding to overall academic achievement and school success. It develops self-confidence and persistence. The…
Published in Archived News
The 2012 Martin Institute Conference was a rousing success! 493 educators from 14 states attended this year’s conference, Teaching for Tomorrow. Over 90 schools in total were represented. The opening session of screening the documentary film, World Peace and Other 4 Grade achievements, was astonishing. Teachers were moved as they…
Published in Archived News
The Martin Institute for Teaching Excellence will be hosting the 2012 Martin Institute Conference on the campus of Presbyterian Day School on June 13 and 14. The institute is one way in which PDS actively maintains it public purpose. The Martin Institute provides world-class professional development opportunities for educators throughout…
Published in Archived News
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Presbyterian Day School (PDS) is a private, Christian preschool and elementary school serving 500 boys from 2-years-old through 6th grade.

With our mission of striving to glorify God by developing boys in wisdom and stature and favor with God and man, we take a holistic approach to education, nurturing the heart, soul, mind, and body of each boy.