Presbyterian Day School

Presbyterian Day School (PDS) is a private, Christian preschool and elementary school serving boys from 2-years-old through 6th grade. Founded in 1949, PDS serves approximately 500 boys in grades YK-6th grades.

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. Our academic program centers on the development of critical and creative thinking skills. We train our boys to research, analyze, synthesize, and connect ideas and subjects, as well as to dev

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09/13/2021

6th Grader Bruce Stockburger interviewed Coach Boyd about the upcoming Crusader Cross Country season. Good luck to all the boys running in tomorrow’s meet! 🏃🏽#PDSknowsboys

Photos from Presbyterian Day School's post 09/10/2021

This morning, we dedicated our 2021 yearbook to Mrs. Merideth Arnold. We are so grateful for Mrs. Arnold’s 26 years of service to PDS. She taught Pre-Kindergarten and 1st, 3rd, and 4th Grades, touching the lives of over 400 students during her time here! We love you, Mrs. Arnold, and we miss you! ❤️💙 #PDSknowsboys

Photos from Presbyterian Day School's post 09/10/2021

Our coaches know how to put the FUN in Annual Fund! We kicked off the 2021-2022 Annual Fund in true PDS style this morning at drop off!

Visit pdsmemphis.org/give to make your gift today! #PDSknowsboys

09/09/2021

5th Grader Charlie Dudek chose to sing Amazing Grace for an assignment in Mandarin Class. Great job, Charlie! #PDSknowsboys #andMandarin

Photos from Presbyterian Day School's post 09/08/2021

In the EDGE studio, boys approach problem solving and creative thinking hands on! Yesterday, SK boys built house with a variety of material to protect their piggies from the Big Bad Wolf! Then, they tested their houses by making “wind” with big pieces of cardboard and observed which house was the strongest! #PDSknowsboys

09/07/2021

Swing by Vineyard Vines this Friday (September 10) for 10% off your purchase! Just mention PDS to a sales associate. In addition, 10% of sales go to benefit the school! #PDSknowsboys

Swing by Vineyard Vines this Friday (September 10) for 10% off your purchase! Just mention PDS to a sales associate. In addition, 10% of sales go to benefit the school! #PDSknowsboys

Photos from Presbyterian Day School's post 09/03/2021

This week, JK boys have been learning the Bible stories of creation and Noah’s Ark through active learning, exploration, and discovery during center play! #PDSknowsboys #andBible

09/01/2021

Happy 901 Day! We’re welcoming our new Head of School to Memphis the Huey’s way! #PDSknowsboys #andMemphis #901day #choose901 #hueysfrillpick

Happy 901 Day! We’re welcoming our new Head of School to Memphis the Huey’s way! #PDSknowsboys #andMemphis #901day #choose901 #hueysfrillpick

Photos from Presbyterian Day School's post 08/31/2021

This summer, 3rd Grade boys read the book Stone Fox. They are starting the year by creating a pennant about the story elements in their summer reading! #PDSknowsboys #andreading

08/30/2021

That feeling when your block tower is sooooo tall! YK boys are enhancing many early developmental skills while exploring and using teamwork through play every day! #PDSknowsboys

That feeling when your block tower is sooooo tall! YK boys are enhancing many early developmental skills while exploring and using teamwork through play every day! #PDSknowsboys

Photos from Presbyterian Day School's post 08/27/2021

PK ❤️s PDS! This week, PK boys have been learning all about what it means to be a PDS boy. From learning the school colors and symbols to learning about walking in the halls, paying attention to the teacher, and showing respect to others, they already have so much school spirit! #PDSknowsboys

08/27/2021

6th Grader Porter Hays interviewed Coach Fruitt about last night’s Crusader Football game. We are so glad to be able to play football again this year! 🏈#PDSknowsboys #andsports

Photos from Presbyterian Day School's post 08/26/2021

4th Grade boys are innovators! In the Science Lab this week, they have been building tennis ball towers. This STEM challenge shows off their ability to think critically, problem solve, and be creative! #PDSknowsboys #andscience

Photos from Presbyterian Day School's post 08/24/2021

5th Grade boys are already having a blast in math! They took advantage of flexible seating and discovered the pattern of Pascal’s triangle! #PDSknowsboys #andmath

Photos from Presbyterian Day School's post 08/23/2021

Happy First Day to our littlest learners! With Young Knights and Pre-Kindergarten boys here, everyone is back to school. It’s going to be an amazing year! #PDSknowsboys

Photos from Presbyterian Day School's post 08/20/2021

There is something special about the first Friday chapel! Especially when we can finally have all our Elementary boys in the sanctuary together! This morning, boys sang and worshipped together before Mr. Rudzena, our chaplain, spoke. He read 2 Peter 1:12-15 and encouraged the boys to remember our goal: to grow in wisdom and stature and favor with God and man this year! #PDSknowsboys

08/18/2021

First Day of School '21

The first day at PDS sure is dreamy! There is so much to do and explore! #PDSknowsboys

Photos from Presbyterian Day School's post 08/18/2021

Happy First Day of School! We are thrilled to kick off the 2021-2022 school year, and we can’t wait to see how our boys grow, learn, and thrive this year! #PDSknowsboys

Photos from Presbyterian Day School's post 08/16/2021

Building boys isn’t all that we can do! Our Faculty & Staff had a contest to see who could build the tallest tower out of straws. While the results might be contested, we had a great time being creative and working together! We are so ready for the boys to be here! #PDSknowsboys

08/13/2021

It’s a great day to be a PDS boy! We ❤️ our new families and can’t wait to welcome them on to campus next week! #PDSknowsboys

It’s a great day to be a PDS boy! We ❤️ our new families and can’t wait to welcome them on to campus next week! #PDSknowsboys

Photos from Presbyterian Day School's post 08/11/2021

Welcome back, teachers! One of the first things our faculty does during inservice is a prayer walk. Each student, teacher, and classroom is prayed over, as well as all of the other people and places that make our school great. We cannot wait to have boys here in one week! #PDSknowsboys

08/06/2021

Our summer campers are the first to enjoy the newly re-covered playground! We are so grateful for all those who gave this gift to our school in honor of the 6th Grade Class of 2021. We cannot wait for the rest of our EC boys to be back on campus and enjoy it, too! #PDSknowsboys

Our summer campers are the first to enjoy the newly re-covered playground! We are so grateful for all those who gave this gift to our school in honor of the 6th Grade Class of 2021. We cannot wait for the rest of our EC boys to be back on campus and enjoy it, too! #PDSknowsboys

Photos from Presbyterian Day School's post 08/04/2021

Only 2️⃣ more weeks until school starts! Some of our boys attended JumpStart camps this summer where they explored new classrooms and hallways, learned helpful tips about their new grade, and started to get familiar with the routine of a school day. We can’t wait to have everyone back at school! #PDSknowsboys

07/26/2021

Don’t take a rain check on giving to the 2020-2021 Annual Fund! Your gift impacts each student by providing new athletic equipment, cutting-edge technology, campus-wide safety & security, and so much more!

Gifts must be made by Saturday, July 31 to count to the 2020-2021 Annual Fund. Thank you!
pdsmemphis.org/giving

Don’t take a rain check on giving to the 2020-2021 Annual Fund! Your gift impacts each student by providing new athletic equipment, cutting-edge technology, campus-wide safety & security, and so much more!

Gifts must be made by Saturday, July 31 to count to the 2020-2021 Annual Fund. Thank you!
pdsmemphis.org/giving

07/16/2021

PDS boys then & now! We love having our alums back on campus to help out with summer camps! #PDSknowsboys

PDS boys then & now! We love having our alums back on campus to help out with summer camps! #PDSknowsboys

Photos from Presbyterian Day School's post 07/09/2021

The first session of Dennis Smith Basketball Camp was so much fun! From drills and exercises to scrimmages to intense games of Knockout, boys had a great time honing basketball skills and making new friends! #PDSknowsboys

06/29/2021

Check out this awesome work by our boys in Art Explosion Camp! They had a blast creating cool art with Mr. Smith this summer! #PDSknowsboys #andart

Check out this awesome work by our boys in Art Explosion Camp! They had a blast creating cool art with Mr. Smith this summer! #PDSknowsboys #andart

Photos from Presbyterian Day School's post 05/28/2021

Congratulations to the Class of 2021! We are so proud of each one of you, and we can’t wait to watch you continue to thrive in 7th Grade and beyond! #PDSknowsboys

Photos from Presbyterian Day School's post 05/27/2021

At 4th-6th Grade Class Day, we celebrated a year that boys rose to the occasion. Teachers from each grade shared memories and Kreider Tayloe delivered his speech. We honored 5th & 6th Graders Honor Roll, 6th Graders Headmaster’s List, and individual 6th Grade awards. We are proud of our boys! #PDSknowsboys

05/27/2021

1️⃣ day until Graduation! Our "Seniors" have made us so proud in their time at PDS! We can't wait to watch you thrive in your next steps! #PDSknowsboys

1️⃣ day until Graduation! Our "Seniors" have made us so proud in their time at PDS! We can't wait to watch you thrive in your next steps! #PDSknowsboys

05/26/2021

This year was out of this world! Today, we celebrated with Astro the Alien, popsicles, sno cones, and more! We are so proud of our boys and all they have accomplished this year! We are grateful for our faculty & staff for all their hard work to make this year happen! #PDSknowsboys

This year was out of this world! Today, we celebrated with Astro the Alien, popsicles, sno cones, and more! We are so proud of our boys and all they have accomplished this year! We are grateful for our faculty & staff for all their hard work to make this year happen! #PDSknowsboys

05/26/2021

2️⃣ days until Graduation! Our "Seniors" have made us so proud in their time at PDS! We can't wait to watch you thrive in your next steps! #PDSknowsboys

2️⃣ days until Graduation! Our "Seniors" have made us so proud in their time at PDS! We can't wait to watch you thrive in your next steps! #PDSknowsboys

05/25/2021

3️⃣ days until Graduation! Our "Seniors" have made us so proud in their time at PDS! We can't wait to watch you thrive in your next steps! #PDSknowsboys

3️⃣ days until Graduation! Our "Seniors" have made us so proud in their time at PDS! We can't wait to watch you thrive in your next steps! #PDSknowsboys

05/24/2021

4️⃣ days until Graduation! Our "Seniors" have made us so proud in their time at PDS! We can't wait to watch you thrive in your next steps! #PDSknowsboys

4️⃣ days until Graduation! Our "Seniors" have made us so proud in their time at PDS! We can't wait to watch you thrive in your next steps! #PDSknowsboys

05/23/2021

5️⃣ days until Graduation! Our "Seniors" have made us so proud in their time at PDS! We can't wait to watch you thrive in your next steps! #PDSknowsboys

5️⃣ days until Graduation! Our "Seniors" have made us so proud in their time at PDS! We can't wait to watch you thrive in your next steps! #PDSknowsboys

We Know Boys

Founded in 1949, Presbyterian Day School (PDS) is a private, Christian preschool and elementary school serving 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.

At Presbyterian Day School, we know how to teach boys, reach them, and channel their energies in positive and productive ways.

Our academic program centers on the development of critical and creative thinking skills. We train our boys to research, analyze, synthesize, and connect ideas and subjects, as well as to develop the important skills of collaboration and teaming. With 80% of our teachers having studied at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, our teachers are committed to aligning teaching and learning with the opportunities and challenges that the 21st century presents. As a faculty and staff, we deeply engage the question of what it means to be well educated in the dynamic global community of the 21st century.

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4025 Poplar Ave
Memphis, TN
38111
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