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We live in a dynamic, diverse, interconnected global community, and, as a school, we need to assure that we are preparing our boys to thrive and lead as scholars and citizens in that world.
For the last few years, our faculty, staff and Board have engaged in important and stimulating research and conversations about the world and how we best prepare our boys for it. This issue of PDS Spirit focuses on our questions and conversations, and it highlights some of the initiatives we have undertaken, ranging from the addition of Mandarin a few years ago to the development of a strategic partnership with a leading independent school in Buenos Aires, Argentina, to taking some boys on a service learning trip to Costa Rica, to our exciting Model UN program.
Presbyterian Day School was founded as an outreach to the Memphis community.
While our primary charge is to expand and enrich boys’ minds, character, and spirits, we believe that a private school can have a public purpose. Can a private school be a benefit to the local community? Throughout this issue, you can find some of the ways PDS is doing just that.
Correction to the Print Version
When the summer issue was put together, we inadvertently ommitted the winner of this year's MUS Book award, Henry Trammell.