Academics

  • Awards Day

    June 11, 2020

    The Head of School’s Trophy

    Presented by the Head of School to the member of the graduating class, who has made great strides of achievement in all areas of school life and has shown outstanding qualities of citizenship throughout his years at PDS.

  • Extra Help and Tutoring

    July 30, 2016

    On Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, teachers generally remain in their rooms for 30 minutes after the school day ends to work with students whom the teacher determines need extra help. Such extra help sessions are at the invitation of the teacher only and designed for the student who is struggling academically. A

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  • Summer Reading & Math

    July 30, 2016

    Many elementary students suffer a relapse in reading and math skills during the summer months. Therefore, PDS asks families to make reading and review of math skills a priority by weaving these important endeavors into their summer schedule of activities. Prior to the end

    of the school year, rising 1st

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  • Honor Rolls

    July 30, 2016

    Trimester Honor Roll

    Each trimester boys in grades 5 and 6 will receive recognition on Honor Roll if they achieve 90’s or better in each of the 5 core subject areas (Reading, English, Math, Science, Social Studies) and 2 or

  • Standardized Testing

    July 30, 2016

    The Comprehensive Testing Program (CTP) developed by the Educational Records Bureau is administered each year to boys in grades two through six. The CTP is the most widely used test among independent schools in the country, and its results afford us the most accurate measurement of both the aptitude and

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  • Promotion and Retention

    July 30, 2016

    PDS requires that each student acquire the skills and strategies listed in the Subject Area Competencies section of the PDS report card in order to be promoted to the next grade. In grades 1-4, a yearly average of “1” in any area indicates that the student is not making adequate progress toward that competency.

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  • Homeroom Teachers

    July 30, 2016

    Each student will be carefully assigned to a homeroom through a thoughtful process supervised by the Head of Early Childhood, Principal of the Elementary Division, and the Head of Elementary.

    Requests by parents for a homeroom teacher cannot and will not be honored. Please do not make such requests.

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  • Parent/Teacher Conferences

    July 19, 2019

    Effective communication and partnership between the home and school is an essential ingredient in helping each boy reach his potential.

    Parents must be kept up-to-date even beyond the report cards issued each trimester. Open and regular communication will not only avoid negative surprises but will also

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  • Homework/Testing/Exams

    July 30, 2016

    Parents or guardians have a key role to play in assuring that their boys are completing their homework, preparing for tests (as applicable), and doing other work necessary to a boy’s academic growth and development. Parents should provide the appropriate structure and support and assure that a boy is completing

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  • Field Trips

    July 30, 2016

    PDS schedules a number of field trips throughout the year designed to enrich traditional classroom instruction by exposing our boys to creative and practical applications of curricular concepts in the field. Typically, this experiential learning for our

Presbyterian Day School (PDS) is a private, Christian preschool and elementary school serving boys from 2-years-old through 6th grade for almost 75 years.

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.

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