How Do You
Build a Boy?

Remember Your Armor - How PDS Cultivates a Culture  of Emotional Intelligence
by Laura Glenn

Remember Your Armor - How PDS Cultivates a Culture of Emotional Intelligence

In a recent fourth-grade class meeting, a size 15 pair of loafers, once owned by former NFL player Barrett Jones, rests on the floor. An energetic group of boys admi...
Upcoming Milestones - Spring 2022
by Brad Sewell

Upcoming Milestones - Spring 2022

Southern Association of Independent School Accreditation PDS has been an accredited member of the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS) for many ye...
2021 Family Picnic and Jamboree
by Winston Baccus

2021 Family Picnic and Jamboree

Our annual Family Picnic and Jamboree usually kicks off our football season, but this year it really felt like fall because we held it at the end the season. With food...
Fall Breakaway Retreats to Victory Ranch
by Winston Baccus

Fall Breakaway Retreats to Victory Ranch

Our annual Fall Breakaways to Victory Ranch are an opportunity for building camaraderie, teamwork, and leadership for our 5th and 6th grade boys. It’s also ti...
Black History Month Family Guide
by Anne-Davis Parks

Black History Month Family Guide

Advance Memphis put together a Black History Month Family Guide as a resource to help families observe and recognize the many African Americans who have contributed ...
Starting Early
by Caroline Friday

Starting Early

Starting Early The work of Christian character education begins with our youngest students in the Early Childhood division. On a cloudy February morning, I walked down...

Wednesday, August 17 - Wednesday, August 16

Available year-round!

We love showing off our campus and our boys. Contact the Admission office to schedule a tour.

Tuesday, September 13 6:00 pm -7:00 pm

Open to the Public • For All Parents

Early in life, every child needs a "secure base;" later a child needs a "framework" around him/her. Only when s/he feels securely anchored and contained will a child be able to follow rules consistently. How can a parent provide consistency and how can he or she successfully communicate with his or her child around issues of responsibility? What do we know about the different outcomes of democratic, authoritative and authoritarian parenting? Which method of parenting produces the most competent child?

In this talk, Dr. Thompson mixes anecdote and clinical experience with research on outcomes of different parenting styles. He shares a warm-hearted recipe for providing children with an internal foundation for moral behavior.

Presbyterian Day School
We know boys.

Presbyterian Day School (PDS) is a private, Christian preschool and elementary school serving boys from 2-years-old through 6th grade for almost 75 years.

With our mission of striving to glorify God by developing boys in wisdom and stature and favor with God and man, we take a holistic approach to education, nurturing the heart, soul, mind, and body of each boy.

4025 Poplar Avenue
Memphis, TN 38111


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