Thank you for your interest in Presbyterian Day School. We believe PDS is more than just a place to send your child to school; it is a place that nurtures both your child and your family.
We believe the environment of love and learning at PDS sets us apart. Our curriculum and activities build a strong academic and Christian foundation for each student. We are always looking for new ways to make learning fun, yet purposeful here at PDS. The teachers are dedicated to meeting each child where he or she is and developing them to their full potential.
My desire, as the principal, is to work with your family and provide a quality education that will prepare each student to shape the future for the world in which they will live. Whether they are having trouble with self-control, feelings, or friendships, I enjoy showing how God’s word applies to every part of my students' lives.
It is my privilege to make sure these children are getting the best education possible. We never want learning to be static. The teachers and I are always looking for successful practices that we can incorporate into our curriculum and extra activities to make learning fun!
Loving your children,
FAITH AND ACADEMICS AT PDS
If you’re considering sending your child to PDS, you may be wondering, “What’s most important at this school – faith or learning?” The answer is yes!
Please let me explain. PDS does have an unwavering commitment to the Bible as the inerrant Word of God and to the historic gospel as it’s been understood and proclaimed across the years by the Protestant branches of the Church – the good news that salvation is by grace alone through faith alone in the finished work of Christ alone.
That said, we’re convinced that this primary commitment, rather than distracting from our educational mission, actually strengthens it. Here’s why:
First, the Christian faith strengthens learning because it teaches us that education’s actually more important than we think. When the bell rings and class begins here, our aim is not simply to give our students the opportunity to earn good grades, develop self-control, or learn a set of facts (though these are all important goals). The goal of our teaching is to bring them to know the world God has made and how he’s designed it to work. Why’s that significant? Because, just as we can learn about a great artist by studying his works, so we also learn about God – the ultimate Artist – by studying his creation. As the Bible puts it, “The heavens declare the glory of God” (Psalm 19:1)! And, we might add, so do reading, writing, arithmetic, and all the other subjects we tackle here. We’re convinced that as we learn more about his world, we’re learning about the glory of the Creator himself. And since life’s about knowing him personally, that’s the most valuable education we could ever hope to impart. Faith and learning really do go hand in hand.
Second, the Christian faith strengthens learning because it inspires us always to give our very best. As we come to know God personally through his Son Jesus, we become his children and his servants. This makes a huge difference in the way we see and live our lives, because it means there’s really no such thing as the “mundane.” Everything we do gets transformed into an avenue of worship and service to the Lord! That’s why, as we begin each day at PDS, we remind each other that we’re not here to serve ourselves. We’re actually serving the King as we teach and learn – and that calls for our very best! As the Bible says in Colossians 3:23-24, “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as your reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.” Doing what we do with all our hearts for him is a goal we consciously and consistently strive for here. And we believe the result is better performance and greater results for teachers and students alike.
Thanks so much for your interest in PDS! I cordially invite you to come and experience the “happy marriage” of faith and learning that has been the hallmark of our service to children and families for nearly fifty years.