Are scholarships available?
Interested and generous members of the First Presbyterian Church and other patrons have made our scholarship program possible and we are deeply grateful. The PDS Scholarship Endowment Fund provides scholarship assistance for worthy students in financial need.
November 1, 2017
- Scholarship application available for pickup in the school office
January 10, 2018
- Deadline for return of scholarship application
February 13, 2018
- Notification of scholarships awarded
February 21, 2018
- Deadline for scholarship acceptance and validation
A signed 2018-2019 contract and pre-registration fee of $100 must be turned in to the school office by February 21,2018. The scholarship award will be forfeited and reassigned to another student if this deadline is not met.
* A copy of the applicant's 2016 Federal Tax return must be attached to the scholarship application.
What is the pupil to teacher ratio?
On the average, classes do not exceed 20 students. Teachers’ aides assist
How does PDS rank scholastically?
Students in five-year-old kindergarten through sixth grade are tested every spring using the Stanford Achievement Test, Tenth Edition. Students in second and fifth grade are also given the Otis Lennon Mental Ability Test. PDS tests scores, on average, fall in the 75th to 85th percentile or consistently above the national average.
Teachers are required to have a Class A Certification and most are working toward or have a AA Certification. While 10% of the faculty must have a AA Certificate to comply with minimum accreditation standards, the majority of our teachers at PDS hold this distinction.
Our teachers bear a great responsibility for instilling in their students the joy of learning and the satisfaction of successfully completing individual and group tasks. They strive to accomplish this in a classroom environment that conveys God’s love and care for each student.