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

PBDA believes in the power of movement. From the dedicated Pre-Primary playground and two activity fields on the Lower Campus, to the Discovery Area and playground in the new state-of-the-art Mandel-Palagye Education Center, students have ample room to discover the world through movement.


Each grade, from Pre-Primary through Third Grade, enjoys recess outdoors (weather dependent) each day of the week for the following time lengths:

Pre-Primary (20-30 minutes/day)

Primary (45 minutes/day)

K-2nd Grade (30 minutes/day)

3rd Grade (20 minutes/day)


Full-time PBDA students ages 3 to Third Grade have P.E. everyday.

Please note, the playground and activity fields are not fully shaded, so parents are encouraged to supply their student with a hat and sunscreen.

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