The Campaign for PDS is a $26 million comprehensive campaign, with an emphasis on facilities, programs, and endowment. The campaign will give our teachers the tools, ongoing training, and facilities they need to offer their boys a world-class education.
Over $16 million has been raised in gifts and pledges during Phase 1.
During Phase 2, we have raised over $3 million of the final $10 million, bringing the total raised to over $19 million.
$7 Million to Go!
The Building Boys, Making Men Campaign is moving forward. Currently, we have raised $19 million of our $26 million goal. We are looking forward to Phase Two being funded, construction complete and PDS boys enjoying the new world-class facilities.
Phase Two focuses on boys primarily in 1st through 6th grade, although boys from the Wilson Early Childhood Center will also benefit. A new music center and a new art wing will allow boys be more involved in the arts, perhaps unleashing a new passion or just teaching a great appreciation. The new media center will be the hub of information at PDS. This hybrid space will take the best of a traditional library, add the flexibility of a learning lab and combined with a technology center. Our 21st century media center will inspire and challenge boys. The media center will connect them to new friends, countries and ideas from around the world. The second science lab will allow boys to spend more time doing hands on science. This lab will encourage boys to consider the world of science and engineering. The Mallory Reading and Learning Center will allow us to continue to customize the curriculum based on each boy’s unique learning style. A new kitchen and dining hall will allow us to promote greater health, nutrition and fitness.
This new phase focuses on developing in our boys vital 21st century skills that they will need to be scholars and leaders in a dynamic global community.
These new facilities will move PDS forward. They will enhance the wonderful academic institution, which has been a part of Memphis for more than 60 years. Phase Two is about the future of all PDS boys, the boys who will become leaders in Memphis and beyond.
I hope you will join us by supporting the boys of PDS as we seek to Build Boys and Make Men.
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A New Dining Hall and Kitchen.
No longer will PDS boys eat fast food or food prepared by another food source simply because we have no kitchen in which to prepare our own meals.
No longer will some PDS boys be forced to eat lunch as early as 10:55 a.m. or as late as 1:15 p.m. simply because our current cafeteria is much too small.
Media Center as an Information Hub.
With a space large enough to offer video conferencing with experts or other schools, high tech enough to provide our teachers and boys with the most advanced audio visual equipment, and comprehensive enough to house PDS’s existing collection of almost 20,000 library books, and boy-friendly enough to include plenty of light, color, and seating.
Mallory Reading and Learning Center
Each PDS boy is a unique learner with a distinctive set of strengths, weaknesses, temperaments, and interests. PDS develops specific learning profiles on all fourth through sixth graders. Phase 2 will provide PDS boys with an entirely new learning center staffed with reading specialists who will work with our boys to refine their reading skills, comprehension, and fluency.
Increased Space for Art.
Phase 2 will expands 3 times over the space for art instruction, including areas for painting, drawing, sculpting, woodworking, and other hands-on activities which boys need. Art gives boys a strong foundation in the critical 21st century skills of creativity, imagination, communication, and problem solving.
Increased Space for Music.
Increased practice space, with rooms for an orchestra, ensemble, and band.
Music nourishes the soul and the creative impulse. With its structure and spatial relationships, music introduces mathematical reasoning, and it aids in important cognitive development.
Double the Space for Science.
A deep grasp of science and the critical thinking protocol of the scientific method is an essential 21st century skill.
Having two hands-on labs will make the science experience deeper and more meaningful.
Our ability to offer a world-class 21st-century education hinges on our ability to expand and renovate our facilities.
Accept the Challenge.
Help PDS raise $7 million by May 31.
Let’s u.knight for the future of PDS.