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How to Apply:
The Admission Process

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

The 2024-2025 application is now available online. December 15th 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 2024-2025 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: Temporarily unavailable

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

Step 3: 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 Rachel Bishop ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 901-842-4695) if you need to change your appointment.

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

Admission Staff

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That’s why each gets his own customized education plan and the support of our staff of learning specialists.

Boys are loud and messy and can't sit still. And that's completely okay. We're experts at directing that energy.

Our character education program, Building Boys, Making Men, is integrated into every corner of our campus.

Macbooks, Mandarin, Design Thinking, and Maker’s Club. Even our littlest guys are learning to code.