t PDS, we strive to create an ever-evolving school in a world that moves faster than it did the day before, but we also cherish the steps previously taken to reach this point.
We have knocked down buildings and put up new ones. Teachers have come and gone, and students have walked in as toddlers and left as young men. But amidst these evolutions, the mission that former Headmaster Col. Ross M. Lynn established in 1952 still lies at the heart of PDS nearly 60 years later: “to [instill] in boys…those qualities which are essential to their happiness and to the future welfare of the society in which they will live.”
Below are yearbooks from 1950 through 1997*. Sure, these books show young faces now grown old, some no longer with us, but ultimately this library serves as a collective monument of how far we’ve come as a school and how much we’ve grown. It is our history, our story as a school, and here we share that very story with you. *For the safety of our students past and present, all students in these yearbooks are 18 years or older as of today. Future yearbooks (1998, 1999 etc.) will be uploaded in the coming years.