Presbyterian Day School strives to glorify God by developing boys in wisdom and stature and in favor with God and man. (1 Corinthians 10:31 and Luke 2:52)
Last modified on Monday, 08 August 2016

The PDS mission is to glorify God by developing boys in wisdom and stature and favor with God and man. We define our education broadly as what happens to the heart, soul, mind, and body of each boy.

We provide a strong academic foundation in a loving and nurturing Christian environment in which all of our boys see and feel the grace and love of the Lord. We seek to impart to our students a Christian faith and foundation that can direct, guide, and sustain them for a lifetime. PDS isn’t just about what happens to a boy through the sixth grade; it’s about what happens to him for a lifetime…and an eternity.

We touch the heart every day at PDS, seeking to graft into the hearts of our boys the love of the Lord, the kindness and respect and courage and forgiveness that Christ modeled for us. America—and the world of tomorrow—must have citizens who can lead both with their minds and their hearts… and citizens centered on serving the Lord.

Our academic programs center on the development of strong critical and creative thinking skills. PDS boys will be skilled researchers, problem-solvers, and communicators, able to evaluate, analyze, and synthesize ideas and information. They will be outstanding readers. They will know how to think and how to learn—vital skills for the world of today and tomorrow.

Our teaching methodology is child-centered, recognizing the importance of boys constructing their own meaning, the reality that there are many paths to learning, and the fact that students learn differently. Our pedagogy is boy-tailored and boy-themed, recognizing that boys learn and develop differently than girls do. PDS uses technological tools extensively when they add value to the learning process. Our curriculum is integrated, recognizing that learning that is connected makes sense and lasts.

We seek to know, understand, appreciate, and celebrate each boy and the unique gifts and talents God has given him. Therefore, we offer a rich and varied curriculum and a wide range of extracurricular and athletic programs. We want every boy to discover and develop passions and to experience success, whether playing the violin or writing poetry or kicking a soccer ball. We offer balanced programs not just to meet the diverse talents and interests of our boys, but because we seek to develop the whole child, broadly defined as including his heart, soul, mind, and body.

We carefully select teachers who possess a passion and commitment to Christian education and to serving boys. They are remarkably talented men and women who share and model with all of their students their Christian faith and love for all of God’s children.

Last modified on Saturday, 02 August 2014

pds logo 2016Presbyterian Day School's colors are red and blue. These colors are used in all school activities.

The PDS shield is the schools’s official logo.

Last modified on Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Quaque Sunt Vera is Latin for, "Whatsoever Things are True" and is taken from Paul's Epistle to the Philippians, Chapter Four, beginning with Verse Eight:

Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true,
whatsoever things are honest,
whatsoever things are just,
whatsoever things are pure,
whatsoever things are lovely,
whatsoever things are of good report;
if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise,
think on these things.

O happy hours of work and play
The classmates that we join each day
Our flying colors, red and blue,
To thee we promise to be true
Oh, PDS, we pledge to thee
Our reverence and our loyalty.

Let the words of my mouth,
and the meditation of my heart,
be acceptable in thy sight,
O Lord, my Strength and my Redeemer.
-Psalm 19:14

Page 1 of 10
Presbyterian Day School
4025 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, TN • 901-842-4600 Contact Us



Weekly news from PDS

Building Better Boys

Visit Presbyterian Day School

Presbyterian Day School (PDS) is a private, Christian preschool and elementary school serving 570 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.