Established in 1921 as the first independent school in the state of Florida, Palm Beach Day Academy is proud of its history, its traditions, and its commitment to academic excellence.
The foundation of our program is an education in an academically challenging and compassion-rich environment that guides each child toward personal excellence of mind, body, and character.
PBDA is an accredited, independent, coeducational, non-sectarian day school serving more than 400 students in Pre-Primary (2 years old) through the ninth grade.
Founded in 1921 as the first independent school in the state of Florida, PBDA's deep history and traditions permeate the walls and energy of the classrooms each and every day.
From Pre-Primary to ninth grade, students are taught to consider how their everyday actions impact our planet and to better understand how humans and nature are connected.
Fanning Hearon began as Head of School in July 2019. His background includes leadership and teaching positions at Maple Street School, Vermont Academy, Brunswick School, and Woodberry Forest School.
We pride ourselves on truly knowing our students, nurturing their growth from grade to grade, and supporting them as they mature into unique and confident individuals.
The foundation of our 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.