Coding & Robotics

Curriculum - Coding & Robotics

At PDS, technology is seamlessly integrated into the classroom to support and enhance student learning.


We believe it is important to prepare our students for a future workplace — one that most likely requires problem solving, project design, and exceptional communication skills. For this reason, boys in first through fifth grade spend time each year participating in a coding class. Boys learn the programming concepts of sequencing, loops, conditionals, functions, and variables. Most importantly, boys see themselves as creators and designers of interactive stories, games, animations, and simulations. All this work isn’t easy; coding helps develop perseverance, a great quality which can lead to future success.

Curriculum - Coding & Robotics

PDS sixth graders take their coding skills and actively apply them in robotics class. This highly engaging class asks the boys to build a robot from a Lego set and program it to complete various tasks. It doesn’t take long for the boys to realize that even the simplest task requires the integration of science, technology, engineering, art, and math. But, the boys don’t view this as work; they enthusiastically partake in this multimodal curriculum.

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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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