• Apply for Variable Tuition for 2024-2025 - Deadline November 15

    Dear PDS Families:

    It is hard to believe that October is here, and it is time for those interested to apply for variable tuition for the 2024–2025 school year. 

    November 15 is the deadline for applying for variable tuition.

    PDS uses a third party, School and Student Service by NAIS, to determine

  • Tuition and Fees for the 2023-2024 School Year


    2023-2024 School Year

    Class Tuition Refund
  • Variable Tuition

    PDS does not want to lose any student for financial reasons, so the school can and does provide significant tuition assistance resources to those families who qualify. To be a wise steward of its tuition assistance resources and to treat families equitably, the school uses an outside professional service (called

  • Re-Enrollment

    Prior to issuing enrollment contracts for the 2024-2025 school year, PDS will review the total progress (not just academic) of each student. The school will then make the re-enrollment contracts available online for 2024-2025 in the early winter.

    Re-enrollment contracts, along with a specified deposit,

  • Molly Beard

    • Position: Assistant Director of Admission
    • Last Name: Beard
    • First Name: Molly
    • Division: Advancement
    • Phone - Work: 901-842-4625
    • Work Address: 4025 Poplar Avenue
    • Work City: Memphis
    • Work State: TN
    • Work Zip: 38111

    Assistant Director of Admission

  • Rachel Bishop

    • Rachel Bishop serves as Director of Admission and Enrollment Management at Presbyterian Day School (PDS) in Memphis, TN, one of the leading independent schools for boys.

      Rachel joined PDS in the summer of 2015. She has spent time in the classroom as well as in administration at other independent schools in the area. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Lipscomb University and a Masters degree in Instruction and Curriculum Leadership from the University of Memphis.

      Her passions outside the classroom include spending time with her family and SEC football. She is married to PDS alum, Louie '80, and has two children, Miller and Turner '16.

    • Position: Director of Admission and Enrollment Management
    • Last Name: Bishop
    • First Name: Rachel
    • Division: Administration, Admission
    • Phone - Work: 901-842-4695
    • Work Address: 4025 Poplar Avenue
    • Work City: Memphis
    • Work State: TN
    • Work Zip: 38111
    • Degrees: B.S., Lipscomb University; M.Ed, University of Memphis

    Director of Admission and Enrollment Management

  • Comic Books in the Classroom

    Comic books used to be considered “junk literature” and were even called “funny books.” But comics have had a come-uppance of late, spurred by the phenomenal box-office draws of big-name superheroes: The Avengers, Batman, Spider-Man, and the X-Men.

    But comics aren’t all about superheroes. They can have a place in education as well.

  • Are Girls Smarter than Boys? Disproving the Gender Gap of Learning

    Is the so-called gender gap in learning real? Some experts in education argue that such a chasm is non-existent. Others insist that it is a real result of the over-feminization of the educational system. Many maintain that the differences in which boys and girls learn are simply an inalterable fact of life.

  • Playing Fantasy Football in Class

    How do you get a group of sixth-grade boys to voluntarily work hundreds of math problems?

    The answer is fantasy football.

  • The Five C’s of a Private Christian School

    For many parents, one of the most difficult decisions they face is where to send their child to school. This decision is wrestled with, prayed over, talked about and ultimately decided at an earlier age of the child than ever before. There are many considerations including cost, academic offerings, and location, to name a few. As the options


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

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Memphis, TN 38111


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