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Lower Campus
Pre-K – 3rd Grade
Upper Campus
4th Grade – 9th Grade

Head of School

Fanning M. Hearon III

M.A. New York University, B.A. Middlebury College
Appointed 2019

In July 2019, Fanning Hearon began as Palm Beach Day Academy’s Head of School.  Until June, 2019, he was Head of School at Maple Street School in Vermont, prior to which he was Assistant Head of School and Academic Dean at Vermont Academy for five years. Fanning also spent thirteen years at the Brunswick School in Greenwich, Connecticut, where he was an AP Spanish teacher, lacrosse coach, Class Dean and Chair of the Modern Languages Department. Fanning began his 27 year career in independent school education at his alma mater, the Woodberry Forest School in Virginia, where he served as a teacher, coach, dorm parent, Director of the WFS Summer School in Spain program and Assistant Director of Admissions.


Our Mission & Vision

At all levels, our students will be challenged to excel, empowered to act and prepared to lead.

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Board of Trustees

PBDA's Board of Trustees is dedicated to maintaining and advancing the PBDA mission.