Get to know Mr. Hearon who became PBDA’s Head of School in July 2019. He was previously 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 and began his 27-year career in independent school education at his alma mater, the Woodberry Forest School in Virginia.
Virtual Admissions Tour
The Palm Beach Day Academy campuses may be closed, but we are still eager to introduce you to our PBDA community through our virtual admissions tour.
We invite you to explore the below videos to get to know our Head of School, Mr. Fanning Hearon; Head of Lower Campus, Mrs. Martha Bjorklund; and Head of Upper Campus, Ms. Sarah Kemeness. In addition, take a tour of our Lower Campus, home to our 2-year-olds through Third Graders and located on the Intracoastal of West Palm Beach, as well as our Upper Campus, home to our Fourth through Ninth Graders and located one block from the Atlantic Ocean in Palm Beach.
Get to know Mrs. Bjorklund on PBDA’s Lower Campus. Prior to joining PBDA in Fall 2018, Bjorklund served as Assistant Head of Lower School at Allendale-Columbia School, Rochester, NY, where she was also Head of the school’s Pre-Primary Division, a first grade teacher, and admissions evaluator. Before, she was a first grade teacher and Reading specialist at Saint David’s School in New York City.
The PBDA Lower Campus is located on the West Palm Beach Intracoastal waterway and serves students ages 2-years-old through Grade 3. The Lower Campus is located 1.3 miles from PBDA’s Upper Campus in Palm Beach.
Get to know Ms. Kemeness on PBDA’s Upper Campus. Prior to joining PBDA in 2015, Kemeness served as Head of Upper School for five years at Lake Mary Preparatory School in central Florida. Before, she served as a Sixth through Twelfth Grade English teacher, and Middle and Upper School Dean of Students, for 13 years at Palmer Trinity School in Miami, FL.
The PBDA Upper Campus serves students in Grades 4-9 and is located one block from the Atlantic Ocean on the island of Palm Beach, FL. The Upper Campus is located 1.3 miles from PBDA’s Lower Campus in West Palm Beach.