Our framework for global education at PDS is based on the belief that God has created our world and everything in it.
We have a responsibility to care for the earth and its resources. It is our desire for PDS boys to become globally competent citizens — feeling empowered to investigate the world around them and willing to communicate with a diverse audience about issues of global significance.
The PDS curriculum is centered on teaching for understanding and is aligned with the skills, knowledge, and dispositions that are required to be citizens in the diverse, dynamic global world of the 21st century. PDS teachers intentionally weave grade appropriate global content and competencies into all subject areas. Cross-curricularly, students are encouraged to think deeply about global issues and seek solutions to real world problems.
Throughout their years at PDS, students are encouraged to “see a need and meet that need.” As the future leaders of not just Memphis, but the global community, it is our hope to develop during these early years the boys’ desire and disposition to become godly men who take action ethically, critically, and creatively.
We intentionally educate and nurture the heart, soul, mind, and body of each boy.
We know, nurture, and love each boy as a unique child of God.
We teach the Bible and model the Christian faith to our boys.
We aren't just teachers; we are life-long learners and students.
We push students to engage as thinkers.
In an increasingly connected world, our curriculum has a global perspective.
Flexible teaching strategies seek to maximize learning for each boy.
Our assessments aren't just a way to measure learning — we want our boys to demonstrate understanding.
We seek to enroll boys from diverse backgrounds.
We seek balance and excellence in all we do.
We aren't just boy-friendly; we're boy-specific.
Our program sets a foundation of learning that will help boys thrive beyond PDS.
We take time to make sure our faculty and staff are growing spiritually.
We hold high standards for ourselves, pushing ourselves to reflect, renew, and grow.
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