Mission & Vision
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 will be:
- Challenged to Excel
- Empowered to Act
- Prepared to Lead
We believe in encouraging children to strive for excellence in all areas of their lives – academics, athletics, the arts, society, and personal character.
We believe that children learn best when they are honored as individuals in an environment that is both challenging and supportive.
We believe the relationship and interaction between the teacher and student is one of the most powerful factors in a student’s learning, and, therefore, PBDA recruits and supports the best and the brightest to teach our children.
We believe that the ability to communicate when speaking, writing, or listening is important in all academic settings as well as in multiple settings throughout a lifetime.
We believe in the importance of understanding what it is to be a part of a community and to give to others.
We believe in modeling and teaching traits such as integrity, honesty, and responsibility that encourage our students to make good choices and pursue lives of meaning.
We believe our changing world requires us to prepare our children for a technological and global society. We believe that we can and should teach children to think critically and creatively and to develop their abilities to solve problems and make decisions in preparation for living in a democratic society.
Portrait of a PBDA Graduate
Our graduates are empowered to fulfill their individual potentials in their immediate school futures and beyond. They are prepared for acceptance and success at appropriate, excellent secondary schools. As they move on, they will take with them the richness of our school family.
They will have:
- been inspired by an environment of thoughtful excellence, humble respect, mutual care and support, and the highest expectations.
- learned the value of focused thinking and sustained effort.
- developed keen minds, capable of complex thought leading to articulate self-expression.
- learned to respect all opponents, in victory or defeat.
- developed genuine compassion.
- gained an understanding of their responsibility for the health of our planet.
- developed an understanding of their self-worth and their role in a changing world.
Mostly, they will have gained a powerful, enduring confidence that can only belong to those who have met genuine challenges through their own efforts in a supportive community.
It is a confidence that allows our graduates to meet future challenges, to persevere past setbacks and obstacles, to know their own minds yet allow for differing viewpoints, to adapt to changing circumstances, to be thoughtful, generous and kind, and to choose their own paths to meaningful lives.