PDS boys learn very early through Old and New Testament scripture that God has a great story to tell.


Curriculum - Bible

Whether putting on a puppet show, singing songs, or focused in learning centers, the early childhood students are introduced to Bible people and places in fun and active ways. As the boys grow older, they learn to read from their Bibles and engage in discussions about what they have read. All beliefs are heard and respected in Bible class, and students are encouraged to apply the teachings of Jesus to their lives.

Throughout early childhood and the younger elementary years, PDS boys attend Bible class weekly. Beginning in fourth grade, boys participate in Bible class every other day. By the end of sixth grade, the goal is that every boy can identify and explain all the major characters and storylines from Genesis through Revelation, with an emphasis on the “Big Picture” of God’s work through redemptive history shared throughout the Bible. The Seven Virtues of Manhood are woven throughout the curriculum to help students apply biblical principles to their lives.

The Seven Virtues of Manhood

Virtues

Stands by, Stands up. Godly men are willing to stick with their friends through thick and thin.

Uses Gifts for God’s Glory. True heroes are not always successful in the way the world defines success.

Takes Initiative for Others. A servant leader recognizes that his relationship with Christ is first and his relationship with others is second.

Sets the Example. A Pacesetter makes a difference. Stands up for others. Treats others with respect.

Is Loved by God. Faithful Followers live in God's story, following Christ, studying the Bible.

Lives Honorably. Real men have a code of principles that they are going to live by, no matter what.

Goes Courageously. Bold Adventurers follow where God leads and are obedient to His plans.

True Friend

Leave no man behind. Godly men are willing to stick with their friends through thick and thin.

Servant Leader

Develop a God-sized vision. True heroes are not always successful in the way the world defines success.

Humble Hero

I am third. A servant leader recognizes that his relationship with Christ is first and his relationship with others is second.

Pacesetter

Set the example. A Pacesetter makes a difference. Stands up for others. Treats others with respect.

Bold Adventurer

Don't sit around. Bold Adventurers follow where God leads and are obedient to His plans.

Noble Knight

Called to duty. Real men have a code of principles that they are going to live by, no matter what.

Faithful Follower

Give up control. Faithful Followers live in God's story, following Christ, studying the Bible.

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We intentionally educate and nurture the heart, soul, mind, and body of each boy.

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We know, nurture, and love each boy as a unique child of God.

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We teach the Bible and model the Christian faith to our boys.

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We aren't just teachers; we are life-long learners and students.

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We push students to engage as thinkers.

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In an increasingly connected world, our curriculum has a global perspective.

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Flexible teaching strategies seek to maximize learning for each boy.

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Our assessments aren't just a way to measure learning — we want our boys to demonstrate understanding.

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We seek to enroll boys from diverse backgrounds.

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We seek balance and excellence in all we do.

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We aren't just boy-friendly; we're boy-specific.

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Our program sets a foundation of learning that will help boys thrive beyond PDS.

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We take time to make sure our faculty and staff are growing spiritually.

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We hold high standards for ourselves, pushing ourselves to reflect, renew, and grow.

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Presbyterian Day School
We know boys.

Presbyterian Day School (PDS) is a private, Christian preschool and elementary school serving 500 boys from 2-years-old through 6th grade.

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

901-842-4600

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