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.

Official Colors:

PDS Colors
Color Pantone
Red PMS 186
Blue PMS 7462
Baby Blue PMS 2985

Official Typefaces

  • Proxima Nova
  • Archer
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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

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)
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Our goal for the 2019–2020 school year is to have 100% of our parents contribute to the PDS Annual Giving Fund. A gift of any amount is important, and these gifts directly impact the educational experiences of each and every PDS boy.

A few facts about the Annual Giving Fund:

  • Tuition dollars cover just under 90% of the actual cost to educate a PDS boy. This dollar gap comes to $2,220 that is not covered with the price of tuition.

  • Monies from the Annual Giving Fund go directly into the operating budget of PDS. There are many programs that could not exist if it were not for these generous gifts.

  • Your gifts are keeping PDS boys safe by increasing security on campus.

  • We have over 50 security cameras and 4 armed guards.

  • Your gifts help PDS teachers with their professional growth. They are able to attend seminars and workshops all over the country to learn the latest and best methods with which to educate boys.

  • Your gifts help to keep our class sizes smaller so that the student/teacher ratio is 8 to 1.

  • Your gifts help PDS attract new teachers and provide a competitive salary and benefits to our current teachers.

  • Your gifts help provide science and athletic equipment, computers, musical instruments, and learning specialists.

  • Your gifts help support our character development program Building Boys, Making Men.

  • Your gifts help maintain long standing traditions at PDS such as Grandparents Day, the Christmas Pageant, Yipes Stripes and 6th-grade graduation festivities.

Under the leadership of the 2018-19 Annual Giving Fund Chairs, Early Childhood Division Chairs, Chavanne and Jay McDonald and Elementary division Chairs, Jackie and Jon Peters, the Annual Giving Fund will begin a solicitation blitz on September 12 and concludes on October 8, 2018. You will be contacted by a volunteer, staff member and/or a mailing with an opportunity to participate. We hope to have all gifts and pledges in by October 8, 2018. All pledges need to be paid in full by June 30, 2019.

Participation at any at any level is appreciated and provides a vote of confidence in PDS. We ask that every parent make a gift to the Annual Giving Fund.

No gift is too big or too small.

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The boys of PDS say THANKS in advance!

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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.