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Lower Campus
Pre-K – 3rd Grade
Upper Campus
4th Grade – 9th Grade
What makes PBDA the right fit for your child?

It’s the school of choice for families who value an education that guides each child toward personal excellence of mind, body and character.

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Achieve more by challenging yourself.

Palm Beach Day Academy offers a unique experience that provides an all-encompassing opportunity for growth academically and socially.

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Achieve more from the very beginning.

The foundation for a good education begins when children are very young.

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Achieve More.

The foundation of Palm Beach Day Academy’s program is the education of our students in an academically challenging and compassion-rich environment that guides each child toward personal excellence of mind, body and character.

At all levels, our students are:
Challenged to Excel. Empowered to Act. Prepared to Lead.

A Legacy of Excellence

Founded in 1921, Palm Beach Day Academy is Florida’s first independent school — and one of its most rigorous. All students are challenged to excel not only in the classroom, but also on the field and stage.

Well-Rounded and Grounded

Our self-designed character and leadership program instills trust, integrity, respect, responsibility, empathy and grit. Each year, students can choose from 125 after-school enrichment classes and a wealth of community-service opportunities in the Palm Beach County area. Students on the Lower Campus participate in a year-long Global Studies Curriculum, and the Upper Campus enjoys a China Partnership Program.

Paving the Way

Help students achieve more by supporting campus improvements. Our paver campaign, Paving the Way, enhances our school grounds while creating a legacy for all students, parents, grandparents and alumni.

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Join the PBDA Family

We are a true family school. Parents are welcome on both campuses at all times, and they are considered partners, with teachers and staff, in a child’s education. Nearly 25 percent of the student body are children of alumni. We have an international student body that includes families from five continents. What else can we tell you about how your child can achieve more as a member of the PBDA family?

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I can’t imagine a better, more caring school environment, not in Florida, not in New York City.

James Patterson, "New York Times" Best Selling Author



Of PBDA teachers hold masters degrees in their field


Two full time qualified teachers in each class through 3rd grade


Of our 8th and 9th graders attend their first choice secondary school


Of PBDA students continue to the nation’s most competitive colleges, including the Ivy League

Our Faculty

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Some of the schools our graduates attend View More

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