Our Young Knights program is an active, hands-on learning, preschool experience for boys beginning at age two. A Young Knight is constantly moving and exploring. It is through both structured and free play that he begins to expand his boundaries and form significant attachments beyond home.
He learns to function more independently in a loving classroom environment as teachers model empathy, cooperation, and ways to communicate feelings effectively. His thinking is magical, and his vocabulary is expanding at a tremendous rate. Fine and gross motor skills are strengthened as the Young Knight engages in work and play. Whole and small group instruction is designed to cultivate a sense of wonder and promote the acquisition of self-help skills. Discovery and self-assertion are fundamental achievements for the Young Knight. His day is filled with the excitement of watching the world unfold before him.
We intentionally educate and nurture the heart, soul, mind, and body of each boy.
We know, nurture, and love each boy as a unique child of God.
We teach the Bible and model the Christian faith to our boys.
We aren't just teachers; we are life-long learners and students.
We push students to engage as thinkers.
In an increasingly connected world, our curriculum has a global perspective.
Flexible teaching strategies seek to maximize learning for each boy.
Our assessments aren't just a way to measure learning — we want our boys to demonstrate understanding.
We seek to enroll boys from diverse backgrounds.
We seek balance and excellence in all we do.
We aren't just boy-friendly; we're boy-specific.
Our program sets a foundation of learning that will help boys thrive beyond PDS.
We take time to make sure our faculty and staff are growing spiritually.
We hold high standards for ourselves, pushing ourselves to reflect, renew, and grow.
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.
4025 Poplar Avenue
Memphis, TN 38111