Why Choose PCDS?
Attention to individual learning styles and ongoing assessments of progress
Highly Educated Faculty
Teachers trained in the arts, sciences, languages, and technology, 60% with advanced degrees
Discovery Of Individual Student Talents
Fine arts, clubs, athletics, community service, and leadership opportunities
A Place Where It’s Cool To Be Smart
Community of learners that welcomes and challenges intellectual students
Counselor-led education promotes interpersonal and problem-solving skills and teaches students to make healthy choices.
Emphasis On Communication Skills
Presentations and performances build confidence. Public-speaking requirement
Individual Advisors In Grades 5-12
Self-assurance and advocacy emerge through caring faculty and community.
Students learn to use a variety of programs and to find authoritative research online.
Comprehensive Foreign Language Program
Latin, French, Spanish (pre-k through 12), and Mandarin Chinese
Competitive Interscholastic Sports
54 teams for grades 5-12, backed by a strong P.E. curriculum
Dynamic Class Trips, Guest Speakers & Authors
Local and overnight trips and special guests enhance curriculum.
Exposure to world cultures through travel, service learning, student exchanges, and international
faculty creates informed and caring global citizens.
AP Courses Give Graduates a Head Start
90% score 3 or better on AP tests.
Individual College Advising & Recommendations
100% college matriculation, 80% out of state
One Of The Best Schools In The U.S.
PCDS belongs to a 300-year tradition of independent schools and is a member of NAIS. Benchmark measurements put PCDS at the top among similar schools across the country.
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