Rachel Bishop

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Rachel Bishop

Rachel Bishop

Director of Admission
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901-842-4600

ADMISSION

Tuition and Fees:
2018-2019 School Year

ClassTuitionTuition Refund Plan
Young Knights
2 Full Days (T/Th) $5,260 $63.12
5 Half Days $6,250 $75.00
3 Full Days (M, W, F) $6,560 $78.72
5 Full Days $10,180 $122.16
Pre-Kindergarten
5 Half Days $8,960 $107.52
3 Full Days (M,T,Th) $10,500 $126.00
3 Full Days/2 Half Days $13,440 $161.28
5 Full Days $13,770 $165.24
Junior Kindergarten
3 Full Days/ 2 Half Days $14,160 $169.92
Full Day $17,010 $204.12
Senior Kindergarten through Sixth Grade
Senior Kindergarten $17,010 $204.12
1st–3rd Grade $19,990 $239.88
4th–6th Grade $19,990 $246.18
 More information about our Tuition Refund Plan:
Tuition Refund Plan - 2018-2019

 

Required Fees 
Laptop Fee (4th, 5th, & 6th Grade) $525
Matriculation Fee for New Students $500
School Supplies $50-$150

 

Tuition and Fees Payment PlansPayment Due
Annual Payment Plan June 1, 2018
Semiannual Payment Plan June 1, 2018
December 1, 2018
Quarterly Payment Plan
(Tuition Refund Plan required)
June 1, 2018
August 1, 2018
November 1, 2018
January 1, 2019
Monthly Payment Plan
(Tuition Refund Plan required)
Tuition will be paid over eight months beginning in June and ending in January. If you choose to pay monthly, you will also incur a $300 annual fee.
Monthly,
June 2018 - January 2019
There is a $50 late fee if statement balance is not received on or before the scheduled due date. Any balance more than 30 days past due will accrue interest at the rate of 1.0% per month.



Aftercare (Estimates)
Total
After-school care - 5 day option $2,085
After-school care - 4 day option $1,925
After-school care - 3 day option $1,625
After-school care - 2 day option $1,240
After-school care - 1 day option $790

 

Trip Fees Total
5th Graders-Shiloh Trip Fee $30
6th Graders-Victory Ranch Trip Fee $150
5th Graders-Victory Ranch Trip Fee $150
6th Graders-Father Son Trip Victory Ranch Trip Fee $140
6th Graders-Father Son Trip to St. Louis $875
Other grades may have small fees  

 

Lunch Plan Fees (Estimates) Total
Lunch & Drink Plan $1,010
Drink Only Plan $190

 

After-School SportsTotal
Football $225
Crusader Football $250
Basketball $225
Crusader Basketball $250
Soccer $225
Cross Country $175
Golf $175
Track $175
Tennis $175

 

Other FeesTotal
Enrichment Classes - optional varies

ADMISSION

Tuition and Fees:
2017-2018 School Year

ClassTuitionTuition Refund Plan
Young Knights
2 Half Days $2,600 $31.20
3 Half Days $3,810 $45.72
2 Full Days $5,160 $61.92
5 Half Days $6,130 $73.56
3 Full Days $6,440 $77.28
5 Full Days $10,000 $120.00
Pre-Kindergarten
5 Half Days $8,800 $105.60
3 Full Days $10,310 $123.72
3 Full Days/2 Half Days $13,200 $158.40
5 Full Days $13,520 $162.24
Junior Kindergarten
3 Full Days/ 2 Half Days $13,900 $166.80
Full Day $16,700 $200.40
Senior Kindergarten through Sixth Grade
Senior Kindergarten $16,700 $200.40
1st–3rd Grade $19,630 $235.56
4th–6th Grade $19,630 $241.86
 More information about our Tuition Refund Plan:
Tuition Refund Plan - 2017-2018

 

Required Fees (To be paid June 1, 2017) 
Laptop Fee (4th, 5th, & 6th Grade) $525
Matriculation Fee for New Students $300
School Supplies $50-$150

 

Tuition and Fees Payment PlansPayment Due
Annual Payment Plan June 1, 2017
Semiannual Payment Plan June 1, 2017
December 1, 2017
Quarterly Payment Plan
(Tuition Refund Plan required)
June 1, 2017
August 1, 2017
November 1, 2017
January 1, 2018
Monthly Payment Plan
(Tuition Refund Plan required)
Tuition will be paid over eight months beginning in June and ending in January. Payment will be made by way of automatic draft of a checking account for a $300 annual fee.
Monthly,
June - January
There is a $50 late fee if invoice balance is not received on or before the scheduled due date.



Aftercare (Estimates)
Total
After-school care - 5 day option $1,985
After-school care - 4 day option $1,835
After-school care - 3 day option $1,550
After-school care - 2 day option $1,180
After-school care - 1 day option $750

 

Trip Fees Total
5th Graders-Shiloh Trip Fee $30
6th Graders-Victory Ranch Trip Fee $150
5th Graders-Victory Ranch Trip Fee $150
6th Graders-Father Son Trip Victory Ranch Trip Fee $120
6th Graders-Father Son Trip to St. Louis $850
Other grades may have small fees  

 

Lunch Plan Fees (Estimates) Total
Lunch & Drink Plan $1,010
Drink Only Plan $190

 

After-School SportsTotal
Football $225
Crusader Football $250
Basketball $225
Crusader Basketball $300
Soccer $200

 

Other FeesTotal
Enrichment Classes - optional varies

ADMISSION

Financial Aid

Presbyterian Day School believes that there is no greater investment a family can make than in a child’s education. We know that many PDS families choose to realign their lifestyles in order to put their son's educational needs first.

Approximately $1.1 million dollars was given in aid for 2016-2017

To enroll a strong, diverse student body we provide Financial Aid to families who demonstrate a need. PDS encourages families with limited resources to apply for assistance based upon the presumption that the primary obligation for financing a student's education rests with the family. Every family must contribute to their son's tuition. Full scholarships are not offered.

PDS has a need-based Financial Aid policy grounded in the belief that no qualified student should be denied enrollment due to financial restraints. In light of these commitments, we earmark a significant amount of funds each year for Financial Aid. PDS does not discriminate on the basis of race, national, or ethnic origin. 

Recipients of Financial Aid are expected to abide by the same academic and conduct standards of all other PDS students. To remain eligible for Financial Aid, students must continue to demonstrate financial need and must continue to maintain good standing in both academics and conduct. Positive and constructive relationships between parents and the school must also exist throughout the year. Families must apply yearly for Financial Aid.

20% of our student body receives financial aid

Applying for Financial Aid does not affect one’s chances for admission; applicants are accepted without regard to a family’s financial situation.

In order to determine a family’s eligibility to receive assistance in a fair and equitable manner, PDS requires that all applicants for Financial Aid complete the online Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS) at sss.nais.org/parents and provide SSS all required documentation.

Policies

Financial Aid applicants will submit all documentation to School and Student Service by NAIS (SSS). This includes the Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS) and all required tax forms. The 2016 1040’s with all schedules, W-2’s, and pay stubs for September and October 2017 are due with the PFS on November 30, 2017, and 2017 1040’s with all schedules and W-2’s are due on April 15, 2018. Financial Aid awards are not final until the PFS is verified with the 2017 documentation.

Divorced/Separated /Remarried/Never Been Married Parents

  1. For parents who are separated or divorced, both parents are required to submit a separate but linked Parent Financial Statement (PFS) form online at sss.nais.org/parents.  Both parents are also required to upload to School and Student Service by NAIS (SSS) current 1040’s with all schedules, copies of September and October 2017 pay stubs, and W-2’s.
  2. PDS is not bound by the assertion, if it is made, that one parent is not responsible for educational expenses nor is it bound by court orders or divorce decrees. PDS considers every parent responsible for his or her son’s development and educational success, regardless of custodial or marital status.
  3. If the non-custodial parent refuses to submit the necessary information, the application for Financial Aid may not be processed.
  4. If the custodial parent has not heard from the non-custodial parent, and the non-custodial parent is in no way involved in the upbringing of the applicant, the requirement of these forms may be waived by the Director of Enrollment Management and Financial Aid.  A letter of verification from a disinterested party (minister, attorney, etc.) may be required.
  5. A copy of the divorce decree may be required.
  6. In addition, PDS may request additional information from all parties and reserves the right to review on a case-by-case basis.
  7. For parents who have never been married, if both parents are actively involved in the upbringing of the applicant, both are required to submit a PFS online and required documentation (current 1040‘s with all schedules, W-2’s, and September and October 2017 pay stubs) to SSS. 

Families Who Own a Business and/or Farm

All parents who own a business and/or farm may be required to furnish information relevant to the business to substantiate need, such as balance sheets and cash flow statements.

Parents Who Do Not Work

PDS presumes that all adult family members will work to contribute to the investment of the child’s education. To that end, when the mother or father chooses not to work and there are no preschool children at home, or is a full or part time student, PDS will impute an annual income for the non-working parent.

Exceptions will be made if the parents are caring for a disabled child, parent, or grandparent, or critically ill child, parent, or grandparent. Consideration will also be given for the parent that is home-schooling children.

Financial Aid Waiting List

Ever year applicants for Financial Aid typically demonstrate more need than there are funds available. Therefore, it necessitates the creation of a Financial Aid waiting list. The school will allocate awards to those on the waiting list if the funds become available.

Delinquent Tuition Payments

In order to qualify for Financial Aid for the next school year a family must be current with the business office. In the event that a family is not current under their payment plan by March 1, a Financial Aid award may not be awarded for the next school year.

Application Timeline

DateWhat
October 24, 2017 Website (www.solutionsbysss.com/parents) open for parents to submit PFS and documentation online for the 2018–2019 school year.
November 30, 2017 Deadline for families to complete the Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS) online through School and Student Services by NAIS (SSS) and for submitting 2016 income tax return with all schedules and 2016 W–2’s if they have not already been submitted. Also, pay stubs for September and October 2017 are due to SSS at this time.
Mid-Late January 2018 Financial Aid awards are allocated to current families Who have provided all forms and documentation to SSS.
Mid February 2018 Financial Aid awards are allocated to new students whose families have provided all forms and documentation to SSS.
April 15, 2018 Deadline for all applicants to submit 2017 W–2’s and income tax returns with all schedules to SSS.

Those applying for Financial Aid after the November 30 deadline will be considered only if all paperwork is received and processed before awards are made in January and February. Depending on funds available, those applying after the initial awards are made in January and February may be put on a waiting list for awards. 

Financial Aid Awards

  • The Financial Aid award is a grant based on demonstrated need as determined by the needs analysis system of SSS (School and Student Service by NAIS). Grants have no repayment requirements.
  • Financial Aid grants are funded through resources of Presbyterian Day School.
  • Financial need is determined by taking into account many factors, including income, expenses, assets, and liabilities of the student and the parents, as well as the number of children attending tuition-charging schools. College funds and student trust funds are considered assets. Ultimately the formula seeks to determine a family’s discretionary income—the income over which  a family has choice as to how it is spent.
  • If requesting financial assistance, a family should invest in their son’s education before elective expenses such as secondary home ownership, club memberships, and expensive automobile leases/purchases. The Financial Aid Committee does not consider these and other elective expenses when determining eligibility for assistance.
  • The award for each family is based on the demonstrated need, number of families applying for tuition assistance, and the funds available. Typically awards are a percentage of the demonstrated need.
  • Awards are considered final only when all required information is received by SSS, and the Director of Admission receives the signed Financial Aid Agreement.
  • All financial information submitted by parents is held in strictest confidence by the Financial Aid Committee.
  • All awards are confidential agreements between the recipient family and the school; therefore, we respectfully request that families receiving awards not share this information with other parties.
  • PDS reserves the right to amend awards if new information comes to light.

 

For more information about financing a PDS education, contact Rachel Bishop, Director of Admission at 901-842-4695 or rbishop@pdsmemphis.org.

Monday, August 08, 2016

Tuition

ADMISSION

Tuition and Fees:
2018-2019 School Year

Grade-LevelTuition
Young Knights $5,260-$10,180
Pre-Kindergarten $8,960-$13,770
Junior Kindergarten $14,160-$17,010
Senior Kindergarten $17,010
First-Sixth Grades $19,990

 

See Detailed Tuition and Fees 

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Selecting an independent school for your child is a big decision. Therefore, it can seem overwhelming and a bit daunting. Here are a few tips to help make the admission process to an independent school a little less stressful.

ADMISSION

Tuition and Fees:
2016-2017 School Year

ClassTuitionTuition Refund Plan
Young Knights
2 Half Days $2,570 $30.84
3 Half Days $3,770 $45.24
2 Full Days $4,120 $49.44
5 Half Days $6,060 $72.72
3 Full Days $6,370 $76.44
5 Full Days $9,900 $118.80
Pre-Kindergarten
5 Half Days $8,710 $104.52
3 Full Days/2 Half Days $13,060 $156.72
5 Full Days $13,380 $160.56
Junior Kindergarten
3 Full Days/ 2 Half Days $13,760 $165.12
Full Day $16,530 $198.36
Senior Kindergarten through Sixth Grade
Senior Kindergarten $16,530 $198.36
1st–3rd Grade $19,430 $233.16
4th–6th Grade $19,430 $239.16
 More information about our Tuition Refund Plan:
Tuition Refund Plan - 2016-2017

 

Required Fees (To be paid June 1, 2016) 
Laptop Fee (4th, 5th, & 6th Grade) $525
Matriculation Fee for New Students $300
School Supplies $50-$150

 

Tuition and Fees Payment PlansPayment Due
Annual Payment Plan June 1, 2016
Semiannual Payment Plan June 1, 2016
December 1, 2016
Quarterly Payment Plan
(Tuition Refund Plan required)
June 1, 2016
August 1, 2016
November 1, 2016
January 1, 2017
Monthly Payment Plan
(Tuition Refund Plan required)
Tuition will be paid over eight months beginning in June and ending in January. Payment will be made by way of automatic draft of a checking account for a $300 annual fee.
Monthly,
June - January
There is a $50 late fee if invoice balance is not received on or before the scheduled due date.



Aftercare
Total
After-school care - 5 day option $1,985
After-school care - 4 day option $1,835
After-school care - 3 day option $1,550
After-school care - 2 day option $1,180
After-school care - 1 day option $750

 

Trip Fees Total
5th Graders-Field Trip Fee $100
6th Graders-Victory Ranch Trip Fee $150
5th Graders-Victory Ranch Trip Fee $150
6th Graders-Father Son Trip Victory Ranch Trip Fee $120
6th Graders-Father Son Trip to St. Louis $850
Other grades may have small fees  

 

Lunch Plan Fees (Estimates) Total
Lunch & Drink Plan $1,010
Drink Only Plan $190

 

After-School SportsTotal
Football $200
Crusader Football $225
Basketball $200
Crusader Basketball $225
Soccer $175

 

Other FeesTotal
Enrichment Classes - optional varies
Thursday, August 15, 2013

Financial Aid

Financial Aid

Presbyterian Day School awards over $1.1 million dollars annually in financial aid based on demonstrated need.

There is no specific income that will automatically qualify a family to receive need-based financial aid at Presbyterian Day School. Income is only one consideration when determining eligibility for need-based financial aid. Other significant factors include, but are not limited to: family size; number of children in tuition-charging schools; and family assets.

Applying for need-based aid is the only way to accurately determine your eligibility for such financial assistance.

Students Receiving Awards, 2016-2017

Parent Income Range% of Applicants Receiving AidAward Range
Less than $49,999 100% $3,500-$16,500
$50,000-$74,999 100% $5,000-$16,000
$75,000-$99,999 100% $5,000-$14,000
$100,000-$124,999 96% $4,000-$14,000
$125,000-$149,999 100% $1,000-$10,000
$150,000-$199,999 82% $1,000-$10,000
$200,000+ 13% $5,000

Eligibility is processed by a third-party service in Princeton, New Jersey: School and Student Services for Financial Aid (SSS). The SSS is an entity of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS). NAIS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, nationality, sex, or ethnic origin.

Deadline: Financial Aid applications and all required documentation must be submitted by November 30, 2017.

Learn More about Financial Aid Policies

 

For more information about financing a PDS education, contact Rachel Bishop, Director of Admission at 901-842-4695 or rbishop@pdsmemphis.org.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

How to Apply - The Admission Process

How to Apply:
The Admission Process

Applications for all grades are welcome at any time during the fall prior to desired entry date.

The 2019-2020 application is now available online. January 1st is our application priority deadline. All applications submitted after this date will be accepted on a space available basis. Boys admitted to grades at maximum enrollment will be placed in a waiting pool.

Admission Steps for the 2019-2020 School Year

Step 1: Visit PDS

There are many opportunities to see PDS in action. Please contact the admission office to schedule a personal tour.

We will also be offering many other admission events throughout the season.

Please be sure to fill out our inquiry form to receive invitations to these events.

Step 2: Complete an online application

Note: Follow the instructions on at the beginning of the application process. There is a $75 application fee.

Apply Online

Step 3: Records Release Form

Please complete and sign the appropriate form and return to PDS via email (rbishop@pdsmemphis.org) or mail to the attention of the admission office.

PDS Early Childhood Release Form

PDS Elementary Release

PDS Parent Questionnaire

Step 4: Admission Testing

Once your application is complete, your son will be assigned a campus visit and/or assessment appointment in late January/early February. The length of the visit varies depending on the applicant’s grade level. You will receive detailed information about what to expect with your appointment assignment.

Please reach out to Emily Lequerica ( elequerica@pdsmemphis.org or 901–842–4618) if you need to change your appointment.

Admission decisions are made in mid-February for the following school year.

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