PBDA at a Glance
Year Founded: 1921, first independent school in Florida
School Colors: Blue and Gold
School Teams: Pelican, Flamingo
School Mascot: Bulldog
Grades: Pre-Primary (age 2) through grade 9
Student Enrollment: 470
Faculty Members: 79
Student/Faculty ratio: 6:1
Average years experience of Faculty: 19 years
Two Campuses, One School: Lower School Campus (age 2 through grade 3) is located on the Intracoastal Waterway in central West Palm Beach; Upper School Campus (grades 4-9) is just 1.3 miles away in historic, central Palm Beach.
Technology Infrastructure: Wireless, Mac, SmartBoards or flat screen televisions in all academic classrooms, grades K-9, four computer labs, iPads
Transportation: Bus transportation is available for grades K- 9
After School Enrichment: Instrumental music, Pottery, Dance, Percussion, Art, Acting, Chess, Yoga, and more
Financial Aid: FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment conducts the financial need analysis for PBDA. Families with students in grades K-9 are open to apply for need-based financial assistance.
Secondary School Placement: Consistently, more than 98% of PBDA
students are able to attend their first choice secondary schools.
Florida Council of Independent Schools
Florida Kindergarten Council
National Association of Independent Schools
Educational Records Bureau
Secondary School Admissions Test Board
Independent School Management
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Florida Reggio Collaborative
Community Outreach Programs: Bulldog Outreach, Adopt-a-Grandparent at Moorse Life Center, St. Anne’s Place, Thanksgiving Project with Glades Academy in Pahokee, FL, Read-a-thon for Hope Rural School in Indiantown, FL, Partnership with Palm Beach Rehabilitation Center, Sixth Grade Partnership with Hope Rural School in Indiantown, FL, Palm Beach Civic Association, Annual used book and clothing drive to benefit Migrant children in Indiantown, Back Pack Project for children in need.