Arrival, Dismissal, & Schedule

Daily Schedule and Dismissal Times

August 25 2022

Normal Arrival Times

Time What
7:20-7:50am Early rooms open (supervised by faculty)
7:30-8:00am Drop Off Time
7:50am Boys may arrive in classrooms
8:00am Classes begin

Normal Schedule Dismissal Times

Class Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri Wed
YK, PK, morning 11:45am 11:45am
YK, full day 2:20pm 1:45pm
PK, full day 2:20pm 1:45pm
JK, full day 2:30pm 2:00pm
SK 2:40pm 2:15pm
1st 2:50pm 2:30pm
2nd 2:50pm 2:30pm
3rd 3:00pm 2:30pm
4th-6th 3:10pm 2:45pm
Class Mon, Fri Tue, Thu Wed
PK, 3/2 11:45am 2:20pm 1:45pm
JK, 3/2 12:00pm 2:30pm 2:00pm

PDS provides a lengthy (and longer than most schools) grace period of late pick-up during which it does not charge families. Boys left at school past their dismissal time (15 minutes for Early Childhood, 30 minutes for Elementary) will be taken to After-Care and charged the drop-in fee of $25.

(Please note: On most Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, teachers in grades 1-6 remain in their classrooms until 3:40 to provide extra help for their students. On any given day, however, some teachers will not be in their rooms due to the rotating after-school duty schedule or due to their leading an enrichment activity. Parents and/or boys should confirm that a teacher will be available for after-school classroom extra help on specific days.)


Lunch Schedule

Grade Time
1st 11:00 - 11:30
2nd 12:05 - 12:35
3rd 11:35 - 12:05
4th 11:50 - 12:20
5th 12:30 - 1:00
6th 11:20 - 11:50

Half-Day Schedule Dismissal Times

Class Time
Young Knights, and Pre-Kindergarten 10:40am
Junior Kindergarten 10:50am
Senior Kindergarten 11:00am
1st Grade 11:15am
2nd Grade 11:20am
3rd - 6th Grades 11:30am


Department Number
Main 842-4600
Athletics 842-4604
Business Office 842-4639
After Care 842-4609
Admission 842-4695
Financial Aid 842-4618

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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