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KIDS RULE THE SCHOOL – December 1

The much anticipated 3rd annual Kids Rule the School day finally arrived Friday, December 1 at Palm Beach Day Academy. Ninety PBDA faculty, staff, and administrators vacated their seats as students on both campuses shadowed those they deeply admire throughout the ½ day. Parent bidding for these seats at the Inaugural Centennial Celebration Evening pre-auction party, Academics & Automobiles, ...

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Kindergarten visits Norton Museum of Art

Kindergarten took a behind-the-scenes field trip to the Norton Museum of Art on Friday, November 17. Students enjoyed meeting all of the individuals who work at the museum including the docents, curators and security. They were even able to visit areas that aren’t usually open to the public. Students look forward to exploring the exhibitions ...

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Sameer Hinduja – Managing Cyberbullying

Dr. Sameer Hinduja spent Monday, November 13 sharing useful information about social media use and cyberbullying to our students and parents. With four separate age appropriate presentations, Sameer connected with his audiences and left them feeling empowered and inspired to take control of their on-line world and defend themselves and others against on-line bullying and ...

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Two Generations Study Moon Rocks

By Tom Sarko In 1979, my first year of teaching at, then, Palm Beach Day School, I borrowed a “Lunar Sample Disk” from Kennedy Space Center and shared it with students over the course of several weeks. I had attended a certification workshop, allowing me to participate in that NASA program, at a high school ...

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Peter and the Wolf

On Thursday, November 9, Palm Beach Symphony and Ballet East performed Sergei Prokofiev’s “Peter and The Wolf” in the Smith Family Theater. PBDA’s 3rd & 4th Graders enjoyed the performance along with their guests from Glades Academy in Pahokee and Opportunity Incorporated in West Palm Beach. Conductor, Johann Guzman, introduced the performance by first calling ...

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9th Grade Playwrights

9th Grade Playwrights Present Ten-Minute Plays

On Friday, November 3, the Ninth Graders read ten original 10 minute plays that they had written in Jan Cook’s play writing class. At the invitation of Gary Cadwallader, the Education Director at Palm Beach DramaWorks, each of the plays has also been entered into DramaWorks Play Competition. From all entries, 20 finalists will be ...

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5th Graders Adopt Grandparents at MorseLife

Palm Beach Day Academy 5th Graders took Halloween to the residents at MorseLife in West Palm Beach on Halloween as one of their community service projects this year. The 5th Graders were prepared with craft projects to share with their new friends, but mostly they were prepared to interact and make friends. During the year, ...

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Chapin Cup Winner

2017 Awards Assembly

On Wednesday, May 31, 6th-9th Grade students and their parents met in the Smith Family Theater to honor the 2016-17 Outstanding Students and Athletes. Book Prizes are awarded to those students the faculty view as outstanding in each of the offered subjects. To earn a Book Prize, a student must have one of the highest ...

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Excellence in Athletics

Athletic Awards 2017

At the Girls’ Athletic Awards Banquet on Wednesday, May 17, the coaches awarded team Coaches Awards to Grace Watts for volleyball, Ariana Biondi-Copeland for basketball, Isabel Carden for Field Hockey, Lilli Wytrzes for Soccer and Tennis, Nina Horgan for Lacrosse, and Ainsley Balda & Grace Singer for J.V. Sports. Field Day Captain awards were presented ...

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Education Center Construction Update

Here are the newest photos of the progress that is being made on the foundation of our Education Center. As you can see from the photo above, most of the rebar is in place now, and the concrete could be poured as early as this coming Friday!...

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